10 Lunch Boxes for Heading Back to the Office

The grown-up lunch boxes are what every adult needs when they’re not working from home.

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July 29, 2021

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Lunchboxes aren’t just for kids! As more offices are opening back up safely, it’s key to have a place to store your lunch. These lunchboxes suit all kinds of eaters. Some will keep your lunch cool even without an office fridge. And others will make your seemingly basic lunch salad a little more stylish. Here are 10 functional and chic lunch boxes made for adults.


If you are serious about your work lunch, this bento box style lunch box offers many options to suit your meal. It comes with two boxes, so you can bring both or one, with a place for cutlery and containers for any sauces, condiments or dressings. The top doubles as a bamboo cutting board for any last-minute prep, and you can rest assured that liquids won’t leak into your bag with the airtight, leakproof lid.

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No more crumbs at your desk with this lunch bag; the bag actually flattens out to form a placemat for your table. It also works perfect for taking your desk lunch al fresco. You can pop this bag into the washing machine to get any additional crumbs out and then zip it back up for the next day.

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Built is known for their sturdy coolers, you can rest assured that your lunch will stay cold if you need it to. The bag is made of neoprene (yes, the same material as wetsuits), so expect it to be durable and also extremely lightweight. The tote style bag is also machine washable.

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This Igloo lunch box doubles as a small cooler, so you can take your lunch to work and your beverages to the pool on the weekend. There’s plenty of room to store your food and the shoulder strap makes for easy carrying if you don’t have an additional bag with you.

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This cheetah print bag has plenty of room for your lunch, snacks and probably a few other odds and ends you may need to take with. It comes with two removable storage containers as an added bonus and a pouch on the side perfect for a water bottle.

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You would never know this was a lunch box, it looks more like a stylish purse. That’s the point. You can rock this on the way to work and nobody will ever know it’s your lunch. Don’t be fooled that it’s all style and no substance. This bag has an insulated interior, space for cutlery, and a magnetic closure. We won’t tell if you use it as a purse every once in awhile.

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Nobody will steal your lunch from the office fridge with this monogramed lunch bag. Made from Pack It, you can freeze the bag to keep it cool and not deal with pesky ice packs. When you finish your lunch, you can fold the bag up pretty small to take up even less room in your work bag.

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You likely won’t find a more inventive named lunch box this one is the Ferris Cooler. But jokes aside, this lunch box is super lightweight, has a nice long strap for easy carrying and is simple to clean. Just wipe down with a wash cloth.

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This lunch box doesn’t mess around. It looks like a normal lunch box on first glance but a whole zipper pocket reveals cutlery, salt and pepper shakers, and a cotton napkin. There are insulated pockets for both hot and cold food and the bag truly keeps them at the temperature they need to be at. Plus, it’s super durable for those times it’s knocked around in your bag or elsewhere.

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If taking salads on the go is your jam, this is the lunch box for you. Designed for salad eaters, this bento style box. It comes with a top compartment to keep all of the salad toppings, so they don’t get soggy and plenty of room for your lettuce or grains. It comes with a fork and a sauce container with a lid. Plus, the freshness technology will keep it from becoming a sad, wilting pile of greens.

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