Updated: Nov 30, 2017 2:51 pm
Whether you're trying to save money, you have dietary restrictions that require you to make your own food, or you just prefer the taste of home-cooked meals, these stylish and affordable lunch boxes will satisfy any budget or style without coming off as childish. Why is it that lunch boxes are either covered in cartoon characters or just plain boring? Adults want to have fun too — and now you can!
So stop "accidentally forgetting" to eat that salad you packed! When you have a lunch bag this cute, you'll be inspired to kick those excuses to the curb and get back on the healthy-eating bandwagon you jumped on in January. Just think: For every meal you make at home, that's a few extra dollars that you can spend on more important things like your children's college fund, your retirement, and treats for yourself (hello, new handbag!).
Keep reading to check out some of our favorite adult lunch boxes.
2. BentoHeaven Bento Box
For those whose Tupperware shelf is basically a pile of mismatched lids and containers, declutter with a fuss-free bento box! If you'd prefer your foods don't touch but don't want to have to pack multiple containers (or even find the correct-sized lid), a bento box will allow you to keep your food separated but together. This handy set even comes with a fork, knife, and chopsticks — pretty eco-friendly if you ask us.
Where to buy it: $23.95, Amazon.
7. Equinox ECO Lunch Bag
A modern play on traditional brown paper bags, this lunch sack definitely won't fall apart on you. Over time, zippers snag and break and velcro gets old and worn down, but you won't have that issue with this lunch box. Each ECO lunch bag closes with a toggle, so you won't have to worry about durability issues.
Where to buy it: $16.95, Amazon.
9. ECOlunchbox Three-in-One
If you're worried about plastics and toxic chemicals in your lunch containers, this bento box will put your mind at ease. The sleek stainless steel design of this ECOlunchbox is the perfect size for an entree and two sides. Plus there's something very satisfying about stacking, unstacking, clipping, and unclipping this container; it's like Legos for adults!
Where to buy it: $33.95, Amazon.
10. So Young Extra Large Ice Pack in Brown Birds
Ice-pack condensation is an annoyance you will no longer have to deal with if you snag this So Young ice pack. There's nothing worse than a salad that's wilted and warm (especially when you'd rather be enjoying a burger and french fries), and this extra-large ice pack will ensure all your food stays cool, crispy, and dry.
Where to buy it: $16.03, Amazon.