12 Food Storage Containers That Make Eating Lunch at the Office Enjoyable

Sad desk lunches are a thing of the past!

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August 25, 2021
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Having your kitchen within an arm's reach is one perk to working at home, and as more people start heading back to the office it's hard to remember a time where a weekday lunch meant eating out of a small, pre-packed container. There are a lot of things to think about when transporting your meal and, if you're like us, going back to your old food storage containers just isn't going to cut it anymore. We've rounded up a selection of office-ready options that promise to make storing, transporting and eating your lunch at the office more convenient, stylish and enjoyable.


If you're heading back to an office soon and are dreading putting your nice at-home plates away and returning to your old plastic storage containers, this Porter Bowl is the answer. Not only is the minimalist design aethetically pleasing, but the wide opening is perfect for transporting grain bowls, salads and pastas from your home to the office. It's worth noting though that the lid is not leak-proof, so make sure to store salad dressings or juicy toppings in a separate container.

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If you've gotten used to prepping a fresh salad and don't want to risk having a soggy salad come lunch time, this container from OXO is a great option. The multiple compartments keep all of your ingredients fresh until it's time to mix them up. And the extra container for dressing is airtight, so you don't have to worry about it leaking during your commute.

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While this bento box is marketed for kids, the multiple compartments, insulated thermos and leakproof lid make it a great container for anyone wanting to pack a balanced, substantial lunch.

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Stasher bags are our go-to for just about everything food storage, and that includes transporting food to the office. Whether you're sliding a sandwich into the medium-sized bag or stocking up on sides of fruit, Stasher has a size for whatever you're packing.

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If you're looking for customization in your containers, this bento box includes two adjustable dividers to create custom-sized compartments. This means no more stuffing food into a section that's too small.

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From dinner leftovers to a fresh bowl of soup, there are a lot of lunches that require heating up your meal in the microwave. For those meals, make sure you have a container that microwave-safe, like these Pyrex food storage containers. They come with lids that make it easy to pack and take on the go.

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For snacks that you'd normally pack in a plastic bag, opt for these reusable, washable and leak-resistant options. They sets of four include a variety of sixes, and you can select sets in multiple colors and patterns.

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Klean Kanteen's lunch boxes have a leak-proof lid and are made from stainless steel. The brand claims this will help keep your containers from retaining color and smells from past food, so you can rest assured you won't ruin your food storage containers after one spaghetti lunch. Plus, they're dishwasher safe and come in a variety of sizes.

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Porter's glass containers are perfect for storing one serving of your favorite grain bowl, salad or pasta. They're sturdy for your commute, and they offer a stylish design that all your coworkers will envy.

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For a glass option that also has separate compartments, this set by Prep Naturals is made to be durable and leakproof thanks to the locking lids and high-quality glass. They're great for meal prepping and bringing multiple side dishes to work without having to carry around a lot of containers.

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While this lunch container is made for kids, we think the attached ice tray to keep your food fresh is a great option for adults commuting to work, too. If your job doesn't give you access to a fridge during the day, this snap-on ice tray keeps your food cold and fresh until lunch time.

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This stackable lunch box container set is perfect for packing a lunch plus a couple snacks for the day without taking up a lot of space in your bag. Plus, the attached utensil set means you'll never be last-minute searching for a fork, knife or spoon again.

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