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Top 5 Lunch Containers and Bento Boxes

Updated on March 3, 2015

Ditch the Tupperware for a Bento

With growing up comes responsibilities like saving money, eating healthier and ditching that old Evil Knievel lunchbox for something more business appropriate. Yes, yes, I know -- it can be quite the task picking something modern that is still appealing to the eye and easy on your budget. I have researched far and wide for only the best and I finally narrowed them down. Here are the 5 best lunch boxes that are affordable, stylish and will last you a lifetime.


Black + Blum Lunch Containers

Black + Blum Bento Box
Black + Blum Bento Box

When it came time to design a functional and modern lunch container these Black + Blum bento boxes really hit the mark. Made from BPA free polypropylene and copolyester these containers are durable, long-lasting and deliciously chic. This classic square "Box Appetit" features a sauce cup, fork and fork clip. It measures 8" x 8" inches for a sturdy and well-proportioned lunch box.

Box Appetit by Black + Blum
Box Appetit by Black + Blum
Black and Blum Hot Pot
Black and Blum Hot Pot

For the winter seasons, Black + Blum also offers a Stainless Steel flask for soups and other hot foods. This Thermo Pot contains high quality steel with a vacuum seal cork lid for ultimate heat containment and a spill-free serving. This food flask can keep your soupswarm for up to 5 hours. It also includes a stainless steel spoon that magnetizes to the side so you'll never lose it.

Smart Planet Collapsible Meal Kits

These lunch boxes come equipped with snap-on utensils and are ready to go. You can fit wraps, sandwiches, pastas, rice dishes and still have room to fit veggies and dessert in the other compartments. When you're done these lunchboxes easily collapse into a flat pack after use. They fit perfectly into a purse or backpack which make them perfect for urban commuters.These lunchboxes come in various sizes from 3-compartment lunch plates. to salad bowls to pizza storage triangles!

Takenaka Bento Boxes

Takenaka bento box
Takenaka bento box

For those who crave authentic Japanese products, Takenaka bento boxes will be just to your liking. These bento boxes are made in Japan and feature a sleek and minimalistic look compared to most lunch containers. All boxes contain locking handles so you won't spill any of your fruits or desserts all over your bag. These are wonderful for lunch, picnics, and travel.

Monbento Bento Boxes and Accessories

Microwave-safe and Dishwasher-safe
Microwave-safe and Dishwasher-safe

Monbento comes from the regions of France where healthy eating, practicality and functionality are essential to every day life. The great quality and smart design of these bento boxes are hard to beat. These smooth bento boxes are beautifully crafted with high design quality and BPA free products. They feature two deep compartments, adjustable separators, an airtight seal lid and a wide elastic strap to hold it all in place. Available in numerous color combinations and providing endless possibilities for meals, they almost look good enough to eat. It's no wonder these bento boxes are winners of the Gia Award and Red Dot design award.

PackIt Personal Insulated Coolers

Available in over 40 different styles and color combinations. From wine coolers to shopping bags PackIt offers a cool solution for all your lunch needs.
Available in over 40 different styles and color combinations. From wine coolers to shopping bags PackIt offers a cool solution for all your lunch needs.

Finally you don't have to use ice packs anymore to keep foods cold. Use this PackIt Freezer bag to store your lunch, food for kids, for picnics, travel, sports games, camping, baby items, the beach and more. Simply fold and store your bags in the freezer and pack it with your favorite items. When you're ready to go this bag will keep your items cool hours.


As seen on the Martha Stewart show and featured in Good Housekeping magazine, it's no wonder this PackIt cooler won the Mom's Choice Award and is the most popular choice for insulated bags all across the country.
As seen on the Martha Stewart show and featured in Good Housekeping magazine, it's no wonder this PackIt cooler won the Mom's Choice Award and is the most popular choice for insulated bags all across the country.

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