Like their name implies, portion cups are handy for portioning out individual servings of food items. Salsa, dressings, sauces and toppings are all foods that are often served in these types of containers. Look for paper or plastic disposable portion cups to suit your menu items or take-out service. Portion cups usually range from one ounce to four ounces, perfect for smaller servings or side items. These are popular for take out orders where the sauce, salsa or dressing needs to be kept separate from the main course. Consider them to be similar to disposable ramekins. Juice or smoothie shops have even been known to serve wheatgrass shots in plastic portion cups. They often have matching lids to make transporting food convenient and worry-free. Try paper portion cups for dry items like candy or nuts and plastic ones for the heavier liquid items.