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13 bento boxes and lunch bags perfect for heading back to the office

Who said bringing lunch to work had to be boring?
Image of the Corkcicle Baldwin Boxer Lunchbox, a Woman holding the Modern Picnic The Luncher outside and the Hydro Flask 8L Lunch Tote in purple
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Out with the brown bag, in with the insulated lunch bag.

While many of us often dread meal prepping and packing our lunch every day, there are ways to make it more fun. One way to make your life just a little bit easier? Invest in top-quality containers and a lunchbox.

From Stojo to Vera Bradley, check out our list of the best adult lunch bags and bento boxes that will get you excited to make your lunch.

Containers and bento boxes

Stojo 24oz Collapsible Sandwich Box

This sustainable sandwich box from Stojo is made with food grade silicone and is microwave and dishwasher safe for easy care. When you're done using the container, it easily collapses so you can toss it back in your bag without it taking up unnecessary space.

Bentgo Classic Stackable Bento Lunch Box

This highly rated bento box has over 20,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 stars. It has two stackable containers with three different compartments so you can easily pack a variety of foods. You also get a 3-piece utensil already in the box, so there's no need to pack anything extra.

Ozazuco 3-In-1 Bento Box

Made using wheat fiber and food grade plastic, this bento box is rooted in minimalist Japanese culture and has three containers to store your lunch. It's dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe — making it perfect for busy commuters heading back to the office.

Lovina Bento Box for Adults

If you're looking for a smaller bento box with multiple compartments, this pick from Lovina is the perfect choice. It's lightweight and leakproof, which gives you one less thing to worry about during your day.

Lunch bags

Hydro Flask 8L Lunch Tote

This lunch bag from Hydro Flask is waterproof, lightweight, insulated and spacious enough for a complete meal and then some. It keeps food chilled or warm for up to four hours and comes a handful of different colors. Plus, it has dozens of positive reviews on the brand's website.

Kipling Lunch Bag

Kipling's lunch bag has a convenient adjustable strap that makes it super easy to transport meals during your commute. It holds plenty of food, has a fully-lined interior and can fold flat into your work bag afterward.

Corkcicle Baldwin Boxer Lunchbox

This fashionable and sleek lunchbox by Corkcicle is the perfect accessory to match your professional work attire. Not only is it stylish, but it also keeps your food fresh for hours.

Modern Picnic The Luncher

This isn't your average lunchbox. If you're dressing to impress and willing to splurge, this Modern Picnic "Luncher" is the bag for you. You'll certainly fool your coworkers into thinking this lunchbox is a handbag. It's designed with a premium vegan leather exterior, an insulated interior, a shoulder strap and a slot for cutlery.

Vera Bradley Lunch Bunch Bag

The folks at Vera Bradley are no strangers to creating great bags. And this lunch bag made from recycled cotton is no exception. The large zip opening can easily fit a medium container and some snacks — but best of all, you can toss it in the washing machine after one-too-many uses!

EasyFun Insulated Lunch Box

This insulated lunch tote can practically fit all the food in the world! If you prefer bringing all of your pre-made meals to work at the top of the week, this is definitely the lunchbox for you. Aside from its large size, this bag is made with a waterproof, aluminum foil liner and has an outside pocket for extra storage.

Zojirushi Lunch Bag & Stainless Steel Vacuum Lunch Jar

Unlike most lunchboxes, this grey tote comes with three vacuum-insulated stainless steel containers to keep your food as hot or cold as you want.

Arctic Zone Canvas Lunch Tote

For those who meal prep using wide containers, this is the lunchbox for you! Arctic Zone's insulated tote has two compartments separated by an interior divider that can open up to accommodate taller items.

Mazforce Insulated Lunch Bag

This traditional lunchbox has over 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon. One awesome feature is the clip-on handle, which users can't stop raving about. "My favorite part is the clip on the handle, makes it easy to clip on the side of your backpack or purse and not have to hold it," one reviewer said.

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