7 Cheap Reusable Food Bags That You Can Buy Now

If you've been looking for a cheaper version of silicone food bags, we found affordable options.

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September 02, 2020

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If you’re looking for a small change that can make a lasting impact on your journey to more sustainable cooking and eating, ditching plastic bags might be the way to go. Most are dishwasher- and microwave-safe, meaning you can store your produce and heat up leftovers in the same container. Whether they’re made from sturdy silicone or quick-dry cloth, these bags are designed to maintain freshness and built to last. And the best part? You don’t have to spend a lot of money on them. We’ve rounded up the best cheap reusable food storage bags that you can buy at an affordable price.


This 15-piece set has the largest variety of storage bags at one of the best prices. For just less than $15, you’ll get five snack-sized bags, five medium, sandwich-sized bags and five larger bags perfect for storing produce or meat. While these are freezer-friendly, they are hand wash only. The company claims the leak-proof seal is perfect for preserving freshness of food.

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The buckle plastic seal on these silicone containers snaps into place, doubling up on protection and making sure food won’t leak and will maintain freshness, according to the company. This silicone can also withstand a wide range of temperatures, making it perfect for use in the refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Whether you’re using these to store produce or heat up leftovers, they’re a must-have in the kitchen.

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If a silicone seal doesn’t feel sturdy enough for you, a sliding plastic zipper might help. The company claims this airtight seal is leak-proof and easier to carry. We also love the durability of these bags and how well they stand up on their own. This set is dishwasher- and microwave-safe, so you can clean the containers and heat-up food with peace of mind. Plus, when you’re not using them, they fold up for easy flat storage.

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This set of three bags are perfect for storing produce, meat or leftovers, especially the large half-gallon sized bag. Since these bags are made from microwave- and dishwasher-safe silicone, according to the company, heating up food and cleanup is made easy. The company also states that the pinch lock top will create a leak-proof seal, keeping liquids in and food fresh. We love the additional date-mark feature, which will help you remember how long you’ve had your food.

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For less than $35, you’ll get a set of six dishwasher-safe bags in a variety of sizes to meet every need. The pack has a bag perfectly sized for snacks, sandwiches and large dishes. Plus, the company claims the resealable top is leak-proof, so you don’t have to worry about your food making a mess in your fridge or in transportation. The company also claims these are designed to withstand both cold and hot temperatures, so you can use them in a freezer, microwave or oven, too.

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Unlike most bags on this list, these are not silicone but rather mesh produce bags. These are perfect for bringing to the grocery store when shopping for produce so you can cut back on the single-use plastic bags. Plus, they make for great storage in your fridge as well. They can be washed in the laundry to ensure they are clean and ready each time you head to the store.

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Make lunchtime extra fun with these storage bags that come in a variety of fun patterns and colors. The fabric material is dishwasher-safe, so you can easily keep these clean for everyday use. The set of four bags are perfectly sized for sandwiches and snacks, so you can fit your kid’s whole lunch in this one set, which comes in at just less than $15.

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