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Six different lunch boxes and food pots

14 best lunch boxes to buy

Published: September 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm

There’s so much more to weekday lunches than soggy sandwiches, so buy one of these funky pots to pack a feast in – from sleek tiffin tins to contemporary bento boxes

Looking for the best lunch box to take to work? Want a cool bento box to show off to your classmates? Read on for the best lunch boxes and snack pots, and find healthy lunch box inspiration here...


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Chillys Double-Walled Stainless Steel Food Pot, £22, John Lewis

Soup, porridge, fruit, salads and snacks are all good to go in this stainless steel food pot from Chillys. The double-walled feature means food can be kept hot or cold for up to six hours.

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Chillys double walled stainless steel food pot

Bodum JOYCUP, £18, Bodum

For on-the-go breakfast Bodum’s Joycup is a must. Simply pop yogurt in the main container and granola, fruit or muesli in the lid and you’re good to go.

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Huski Home Rice Husk Lunch Box, £14.99, Lakeland

Made from eco-friendly rice husk, this multi-compartment lunch box is great for storing salads, with a smaller compartment perfect for snacks or pudding.

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Huski Home Rice Husk Lunch Box

HOMESPON lunch box, £30.54, Amazon

This three-tier lunch box with compartments will keep a weekday feast warm for up to three hours. It also comes with an insulated bag with nifty front pockets for cutlery.

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A three-tier lunch box with grey lunch bag

Black + Blum appetite lunch box, £15.90, Amazon

This stylish lunch box comes with convenient compartments and a leak-proof silicone seal.

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A white square pot with yellow rim and blue fork

BamBox Bamboo Lunch Box, £15.99, Amazon

A sustainable bamboo lunch box with splash of teal green. This sandwich box has a capacity of 1 litre, and with a silicone seal around the lid it’s ideal for wet or dried goods.

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A teal green and bamboo wood lunch box

Mepal navy blue bento lunch box, £9.72, Amazon

With removable compartments, this minimalist compartment lunch box lets you carry as little or as much as you like – perfect for combining leftovers.

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A navy blue lunch box

Dolly llama lunch box, £4.95, Rex London

This bargain box – complete with charming llama design – is perfect for carrying your mid-morning fruit (or cake).

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A small blue pot with a llama printed on the front

ECOlunchbox, £38.99, Trouva

Made from durable stainless steel, this three-piece, tiffin-style box is great for carrying sweet and savoury items separately.

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A silver tiffin tin with two compartments

Joyhill Eco Lunch Bag, £9.95, Amazon

Made with paper fabric, this waterproof lunch bag is durable enough to carry food and water bottles. What’s more, the thermal lining can keep food hot or chilled, and it’s easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.

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A brown paper lunch bag with a person holding it

BRIGENIUS bento box, £32.99, Amazon

This compact, leakproof lunch box comes with built-in-dividers so you don’t have to carry your lunch in several containers.

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A pink pot with small compartments inside

Ferm Living terrazzo lunch box, £15, Cloudberry

With an on-trend terrazzo print, this dinky sandwich box is so pretty we’d even use it as a handbag.

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A pink square tin with handle at the top

Drop beets snack boxes, £2.25, Paperchase

Affordable and pun-tastic, these dinky lunch boxes are sure to liven up your lunchtime.

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A blue, green, yellow and red lunch box

Alessi Food À Porter lunch box, £50, John Lewis

If you want to carry your lunch and look good while you’re doing it, splash out on this quirky clutch. It’s spacious enough to hold three courses, too.


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A small blue lunch bag with pink handle

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