These deep-dish style boxes, made of durable polyethylene, come in a variety of bold colors (pictured here in blue). Both have locking side clasps for an airtight seal, and the large version comes with a movable divider.
Your lunch is sure to be the envy of the office in this bright and bold bento! The Odaiba bento ($24) is made of two stacking containers, but can also be used without the upper container (which has its own removable lid). The colorful top clips on to keep your contents secure. Available in five different color schemes.
Microwave-safe (without lids)
Dishwasher-safe (without lids)
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Insulated Tiffin Lunch Set
Traditional Indian tiffins have been toting food back and forth for years. Aladdin's bold tomato-hued spin on the classic tiffin ($25) is insulated and leak-proof, keeping your lunch hot or cold for around three hours. The lids are interchangeable, so you can use one bowl or both—your choice! A removable divider and an ice pack are also included.
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LunchSkins Snack Bags
These Lunchskins reusable snack bags ($8 each) are environmentally friendly and completely adorable. Each bag is lined with fast-drying, lightweight, and certified food-safe fabric, and there’s even a convenient space for labeling.
Dishwasher-safe (top rack only)
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Boon's Cargo Snack Box
Kids will love toting this bright lunchbox ($18) to school every day. Four neat compartments and an airtight lid keep food organized and fresh, and the handle makes for effortlessly portable meals.
This clever little Bento & Co. box ($25) keeps both your food and your drink cold, all while bundled together in one convenient package. The box comes in six different colors and contains a freezable gel pack.
To-Go Ware Snack Stack Stainless Steel Food Carrier
Talk about versatility! This tiffin-style food carrier ($19) consists of two food containers, plus a lid that doubles as a plate. It’s all sealed together with a double-latch system to protect against leaks. Each piece is made of high-quality, food-grade stainless steel. Shown here is the smaller 2-tier option, perfect for snacks or small meals. If you need to pack more, there is a larger 2-tier version, as well as a 3-tier option.
If you combined a traditional bento box with a classic, elementary school lunch box, you’d get this adorable Bento Lunch Box made by Laptop Lunches (shown here in "Primary"). Within the large outer container are five smaller boxes that can be removed, rearranged, and filled to fit your every lunchtime whim. Its hard plastic material ensures it will be around for many meals to come.
This collapsible 3-bowl set ($20) is more than just colorful; each bowl also ‘smooshes’ flat for easy storage. Featuring twist-on, leak proof lids, this set is a must-have for small kitchens. (Note: The bottom two containers are pictured in their collapsed state.)
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Snack Attack Dip-to-Go Containers
Have a fruit and veggie field day with Hutzler's fun Snack Attack carrot and apple snack boxes ($6 each). Each one has a small container (with lid) to hold your hummus or other dip, and a larger bowl to keep your favorite healthy snacks safe.
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Inside the unique Bento Colors box ($25) are three stackable boxes, each with a lid. The inner boxes can be removed for easy packing and storage flexibility. This simple and stylish box is available in pink, purple, black, white, green, and blue (pictured).
Microwave-safe (without outer box)
Dishwasher safe (without outer box)
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Pop'n Go Collapsible Container
If you’re on the go or pressed for storage space, the Pop'n Go collapsible container is a great option ($25). The body features two compartments to effortlessly pack whatever you’re craving, while the lid holds a matching combination utensil (no more hunting for a fork or spoon at lunchtime!).
Umbra’s bento cut and prep set ($30) makes it easy to prepare foods ahead of time and seal them away for future use. The cutting board doubles as a lid, and it fits neatly on top of five nesting boxes (two 1-cup, two 2-cup, and one 3-cup).
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Vacuum Insulated Food Jar
This double-walled, stainless steel food jar from Thermos ($21) will be the superhero of your lunchbox, keeping both hot and chilled foods at their respective temperatures for 5-7 hours. Of course, the colorful designs don’t hurt either (there are two to choose from). Its ergonomic and leak proof lid is also easy for little ones to open, so you have one less worry at lunchtime.
Dishwasher-safe (top rack only)
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Totoro Bento Box
The lovable Totoro makes a fantastic lunchtime companion on this sturdy blue and green container from Bento & Co. ($17). Four clips ensure a tight seal, and a removable divider keeps your food separated. The Totoro Bento Box pictured here is the 900 ml version, but it is also available in 650 and 1200 ml ($15 and $18, respectively).
Dishwasher-safe (without lid, as artwork will fade)
It may resemble a takeout box, but this Aladdin Insulated To-Go Food Container ($15) is far from its foam lookalikes. Its cool-touch technology keeps the box from being too hot, even straight out of the microwave, and its double-wall build keeps food warmer for longer. It also features an internal divider and a leak proof lid.
Cute woodland creatures make everything better, right? Each container in this 4-piece set from My Sweet Muffin ($18/set) features a different design on a sweet polka-dot background. Also, each is a different size, so they nest neatly inside one another when stored.
Dishwasher-safe (on cool setting only)
These containers are currently out of stock. You can request a restock notice fromMy Sweet Muffinon the product page.
Packing for school lunches is a snap with this bright and roomy container set ($15/14 piece set). Six containers with accompanying lids are ready to handle whatever lunchtime creations you throw their way. Also included are two ice packs that snap in and out of the easy-open container lids, so they are there when you need them and disappear when you don’t!