These aren't the plastic My Little Pony lunchboxes you may have grown up with.
Who doesn't need a good lunchbox? Whether you want to ditch the brown paper bag or you need a cold container with some insulation when you're packing lunch, one thing is for certain -- cool lunch boxes aren't just for kids. If you're one of the many who bring their own meals to the office or job site, you want to pack a picnic in a more insulated container than a traditional basket or you just want to have ready-to-go food for road trips, this article is for you. We've tracked down some of the best lunch boxes that are practical and seriously cool.
From high-tech and modern mesh to clever, quirky and nostalgic designs, we're here to help you find the best lunch box for your preference and personality. If you're more motivated by the simplicity of an insulated lunch box or insulated lunch bag, you want the picnicking practicality of a backpack with a compartment for everything or you just want to throw your food into a simple tote bag, get ready for lunchtime. Whether at work or school, eating lunch doesn't have to be boring. Check out plenty of stylish and cool lunch boxes and lunch bag variations below.
Oh, look at all the pretty colors. We never thought our lunch bags would look like they came straight from the Museum of Modern Art, but we're certainly not complaining. Sometimes food can be a work of art, so why shouldn't your lunch tote? If you're looking for an insulated lunch box, this collection of insulated neoprene bags features plenty of prints designed by German artist Monika Strigel. Keep your hot food hot or cold food cold for up to 4 hours in this lightweight and machine-washable pack. A bonus: Its sturdy handle makes this lunch tote easy to carry around.
This is the bento box equivalent to what one might wear to a hip gallery opening in Chelsea: minimalist cool, simple, chic and functional. Black is always in fashion and so is this durable and dishwasher-safe bento box. Easy stackable bento containers mean no more squished food when you use this lunch container.
While this brown reusable linen lunch bag may not have the bells and whistles or insulation of others, it is simple, straightforward and sturdy. This reusable pack works well both for an adult lunch and for your kids' lunch. A great reusable utilitarian lunch container option for carrying fresh food from point A to point B during your lunch hour.
This durable lunch bag with an insulated interior looks like something you might have waited in line to buy at a Madison Avenue boutique. You can easily sling this insulated bag over your shoulder, and it'll definitely ensure that you and any lunch products purchased stay cool or piping hot. It even has an outside pocket for stashing an extra pack of fruit snacks or almonds, for lunchtime emergencies.
Made from food-grade stainless steel, these chic, simple and sleek bento box-style lunch canisters are customizable depending on what each meal looks like from day to day and how much you need to pack. This stainless-steel lunchbox option is durable, easy to clean and lightweight to carry for daily use.
This adorable ninja is actually a stackable bento box. The different containers and compartment sections let you easily pack and separate your different hot and cold foods, from yogurt to soup, which is perfect for picky eaters -- both adults and kids -- who don't like things in their packed lunch to touch and need to fit both snacks and meals into one vessel. Good for school or work.
It's an inarguable fact that The Beatles are one of the best bands of all time. It's also an inarguable fact that a yellow submarine-shaped lunch pail is objectively cool. This cute lunch pack is a perfect conversation starter for sure. (If you're into that sort of thing.)