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Lunch Carriers

The Lunch Box

Foodies and minimalists will love THE* Lunch Box. It’s made from anodized aluminum- that means it’s sturdy, lightweight, heat-conductive and hygienic. There’s no clips, straps, buttons, or branding (thank goodness), so your food will be the star of the show. Fun fact: the proportions of the box are based on the Japanese flag. (Back in stock!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Sandwich on Board Box

Another aluminum lunch box? Can we be so lucky? Apparently so. This handy little lunch box is from black + blum, and, just as expected, it looks to improve upon those sub-par lunch carriers that have left your lunch squashed in the past. It’s aluminum (or, aluminium, if you prefer) with a naturally antibacterial, sustainable bamboo lid that provides a surface for ingredient assembly if needed. Available in silver, lime, or pink.

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Price: $21.00
Available from: black + blum

Bento Bowl

This Bento Bowl won’t make your life any better if you never bring your lunch to work. However, if you do, then it stands a fighting chance to make your midday break a little more tidy and enjoyable. Styled after the traditional Japanese bento box, this bowl system is layered and stackable to separate your meal and transport it safely. You’ll be delighted when your lunch isn’t smushed or mixed with your other snacks or drinks- unless you like disintegrated chips or crushed fruit all over your sandwich. Maybe you’ll even get creative with a little bento box art, hmm?

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Aluminum Lunch Box

Why do you need an aluminum lunch box? Who knows. Maybe you’re a little clumsy, and tend to drop your lunch bag repeatedly to the point where your sandwich, fruit, and/or chips are no longer recognizable. And that’s no fun, is it? With an aluminum lunch box you’d be hard pressed to do any damage, unless there’s a car or other heavy machinery involved in your daily commute, in which case I wish you the very best of luck. Too bad this box doesn’t have a handle, though, as that would make it a little easier to carry around, don’t you think?

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Bamboo Round Bento Box

With all that effort that goes into selecting and packing your lunch, shouldn’t you pack it into something that’s perfectly sized and thoughtfully crafted? Perhaps like this Bamboo Bento Box? Bento boxes are classic Japanese lunch/snack carriers, and you’d do well to take a page out of the traditional book when it comes to serving sizes. At 4″ long, 6″ wide, and 5″ deep, you’ll not pack too much, and, as bamboo is durable and lightweight, it’ll suit your commute quite well. Two layers of containers stack vertically with an elastic band for security. Also available in a Rectanglar version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $105.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen


As it’s January, most of us will find ourselves huddled around a hot bowl of soup for lunch or dinner. So, of course, let’s look again at the Thermo-Pot from Black + Blum. Think of it as an updated thermos; its stainless steel flask keeps drinks/soups/meals hot for up to six hours and an airtight cork capper ensures a vacuum seal. The spoon is magnetically attached to the side for convenience.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Ojue Lunch Box

Ooo, Ojue, little vertical lunch box, you. Here we are waxing poetical about lunch carriers left and right, and then you come along. Japanese brand METAPHYS has gone vertical with our midday snack, with three units that stack neatly in a slim line with a “minimized base area.” This allows you to reduce the bulk in your bag while commuting, and, perhaps just as importantly, it allows you to stack or remove the units as you wish to accomodate your meal. Smart.


Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: leibal

Two-Piece Enamelware Lunch Pail

Does this look like it’s straight from a farmhouse kitchen or what? Two stacking enamelware containers with a plate for a lid are held together with a stainless steel handle, providing a lunch pail to hold your fried chicken and apple pie safe and sound until your stomach growls. Perfect for picnics? Definitely. Perhaps for bringing your lunch to work? Yes, though do be careful with soups and such as the seal is not airtight. Made by a 461-year-old Austrian company, the tough porcelain coated steel is durable and dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Menu Cool Lunch

Still looking for a suitable lunch bag? MENU’s Cool Lunch has a velcro handle that handily attaches to your bag or bike, making it easy to carry without damaging its contents. There’s also a small cooling element that keeps your food fresh and drinks cold. Available in White/Lime, Black/Gray, and Black/Red.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Available from: HORNE

Tiffin Lunch Kit

Tiffin kits are a preferable way to transport one’s meal from home to work (or picnic), but this particular kit is all the more desirable for its natural materials. Similar to bento boxes and other tiffins, the durable ceramic bowls stack on top of each other and are held together with a cloth elastic strap. The cork top seal may also be used as a plate, so, as you unfold the kit, you unfold a table setting with your snack/meal neatly contained. Designed by Lorea Sinclaire, each is handcrafted and made to order.


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Tiffin Lunch Kit here

Source: room 2046

Lunch Pot

Soup-for-lunch lovers rejoice, for Black+Blum has brought you the perfect vessel. This two-pot canister is watertight (so your liquids won’t leak), lightweight and BPA-free. The carry strap and spork are included, and when you’re done with your meal, the smaller pot fits into the larger one for a compact carry back home. Available in white/orange, white/lime, and black/red.


Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: A+R Store

Planetbox Lunchbox

The fear of plastic chemicals leaching into our foods has resulted in some interesting new products these past few years, and a return to more traditional materials like stainless steel, glass, and ceramics to carry and transport food. Looking out for the younger crowd, these Planetbox lunchboxes are made from high quality stainless steel for a a clean, safe, reusable, and really cool looking lunchbox. In the case your kids don’t think their lunchboxes are cool enough as they are, they can decorate them with fun magnets.


Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Available from: PlanetBox

Source: Maya Made

Box Appetit Lunch Box Bag

So, sure, you have your Box Appetit, but sticking it straight in your bag is for suckers. This bag is made to carry the Box Appetit, plus there’s room for a drink and a piece of fruit (should you so desire). When open, the waterproof bag can act as a ‘mini blanket’ or placemat.

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Price: $6.99
Available from: Popdeluxe

Box Appetit

Still searching for an appropriate lunch container? This box/bowl seems to have everything you’d need, a ‘glass like’ lid, sauce pot and dipping area, and inner dish for splitting food. Maybe perfect for salad and/or heating up food, perhaps. A fork/knife completes the package.

Made from polypropylene and copolyester (BPA free).
Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $21.99
Available from: Pop Deluxe

Puma Bento Box

I saw this in a store recently, and after a few moments of wondering what it was, I finally picked it up and opened it- much to my surprise, it’s actually a cute little container to hold lunches or snacks. Now, I’m not sure if ‘cute’ is a qualifier for your food containers, but it looks to be well designed and compact enough to fit comfortably within any bag. If anyone knows differently, please let us know.

“Designed to accomodate the working lifestyle, the collection re-addresses and re-organizes the needs and priorities of the working urbanite to provide greater relevance to their lifestyles.”

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No longer available.