Bento Lunch Boxes

Our favorite reusable lunch boxes are fun for kids and adults alike.

Our favorite reusable lunch boxes are fun for kids and adults alike.
The ancient Japanese tradition of packing lunch in a bento box, a decorative container with small compartments, elevates the take-along lunch. Bento lunches usually contain a wide variety of foods in artful arrangements; plus, the compartments of a bento box help control portion sizes. The stackable bowls shown here with Salmon Salad Bento ($19-$39, vivodirect.com) make it easy to “brown bag it”—without wasting any bags. The bento box pictured with the Pizza Roll-Up Bento Lunch is perfect for kids ($22.99, laptoplunches.com).
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