This bento-style box comes with all the bells and whistles: five separate compartments, two dipping containers, a fork and spoon, an ice pack and even a colorful carrying case with a handle and pockets to hold any extras.
PRO: Large and small containers fit inside the box and allow you to easily transport wet ingredients, such as dressings and dips.
CON: Compartments are on the small side, so if you tend to pack big lunches, you’ll have to upgrade to the larger size.
The Snack Lover
Wean Green Garden Pack Snack Cubes
Wean yourself off the plastic habit and transport your munchies in these adorable, snack-sized 7-ounce glass containers with colorful snap-on lids. Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe, these containers are small enough to fit into your purse.
PRO: Watertight lids make transporting wet ingredients a breeze.
CON: They aren’t conducive to longer-sized snacks, such as carrot and celery sticks.
$24 per pack of 4, weangreen.com
Monbento Original Lunch Box
We love carrying around this hip-looking lunchtime number – it consists of two airtight BPA-free containers that stack one on top of the other and are held together by a snug elastic band. Plus the material is luxuriously soft!
PRO: It’s freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
CON: The white outer material can stain from brightly colored foods.
LunchBots Trio Stainless Steel Food Container in Aqua
For smaller lunches or hearty snacks, this container is conveniently divided into three compartments. Its base is dishwasher-safe, but you’ll have to transfer food to a separate plate if you want to heat it up in the microwave.
PRO: Durable stainless steel can hold up well even when banged around.
CON: The box wasn’t designed to transport liquids.
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Updated March 28, 2019