Kids

The best lunch bags, bento boxes and snack containers

The best new gear to help you pack yummy lunches and snacks that are easy to access and just the right temperature.

Looking for a new lunch bag for your little? Look no further. We’ve rounded up the cutest lunch bags for kids and all the accoutrements (Bento boxes, reusable snack bags, cutlery and more!) so you can pack the perfect midday meal. (Whether your kid eats it or not is another story.)

When looking for a lunch bag, you’ll want to find something that’s easy to clean and durable. Remember that kids should be able to open lunch bags and containers on their own. It’s a good idea to do a couple of trial runs to practise at home before the school year begins. You’ll also want to keep a couple of extra containers as backups in case things go missing—don’t forget to label everything.

Don’t stress too much about creating those Instagram-inspired meals. The most important aspect of lunch is that it’s balanced so aim for a bit of everything: a fruit, veggie, whole grain, meat or alternative, and dairy or alternative. Your kid may not always finish what you send but stay consistent and keep sending a variety of nutritious foods that will keep their mind and body fed.

1. Stephen Joseph Rainbow All Over Print Lunchbox

Navy blue lunch bag with rainbow motif and pink accents

Photo: Mastermind Toys

$33, mastermindtoys.com

2. Omielife Omiebox Hot and Cold Insulated Bento Lunch

Orange bento box with four compartments including an insulated bowl

Photo: Omielife

$60, cutekidstuff.com

3. SafeLunch HandsClean Lunch Bag

Teal lunch bag with handle and black zipper

Photo: SafeLunch

$35, safelunch.ca

4. Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag

Cream lunch bag that says "Lunch" three times with green and yellow accents

Photo: Fluf

$35, fluf.ca

5. Yumbox Original Safari Orange

Orange bento box with safari-themed pictures and six compartments

Photo: Yumbox

$44, well.ca

6. Hip Reusable Cutlery Set

Blue fork, knife and spoon with a carrying container

Photo: Old Navy

$10, oldnavy.ca

7. Bentgo Kids Chill RedRoyal

Red Bento box with four compartments and removable ice pack

Photo: Bentgo

$40, toysrus.ca

8. Wonder Co. Cheetah Food Jar

Pink, purple and blue cheetah-print food jar with a pink lid and base

Photo: Wonder Co.

$22, indigo.ca

9. Little Lunch Box Co. Bento Five

Grey five-compartment Bento box with orange accent and construction motif

Photo: Little Lunch Box Co.

$45, westcoastkids.ca

10. Liewood Fiby Snack Box Set

Round stainless steel container with taupe and blue lids with dinosaurs

Photo: Liewood

$55, moutonroyal.com

11. Sistema To Go Bento Lunch Box Food Storage Container

Four-compartment Bento box including a small containers for dips and cutlery

Photo: Sistema

$15, walmart.ca

12. So Young Green Stegosaurus Lunch Box

Burlap lunch bag with green stegosaurus and green zipper and carrying strap

Photo: So Young

$37, soyoung.ca

13. Pep Rally Ombre Pastel Love Lunch Bag 

Pastel pink, teal and purple ombre lunch bag with water bottle holder

Photo: Staples

$19, staples.ca

14. Sugarbooger Happy Cactus Silverware Set

Spoon and fork with cacti design on handle

Photo: Sugarbooger

$15, activebaby.ca

15.The Sling Sisters’ Large Reusable Snack Bags

Blue reusable sandwich bag with rainbows and pink zipper

Photo: The Sling Sisters

$11, hipbaby.com

16. Hydro Flask Insulated Lunch Box

pink lunchbox with blue accents

Photo: Hydro Flask

$55, mec.ca

17. Wonder Co. Race Car Bento Box

black bento box with colourful race cars

Photo: Wonder Co.

$19, indigo.ca

18. Thermos Funtainer Vacuum Insulated 10 Oz Food Jar

purple food jar with unicorns with colourful manes

Photo: Thermos

$20, walmart.ca

19. Heys Jurassic World Lunch Bag

Blue lunch bag with Jurassic World dinosaurs and blue handel

Photo: Heys

$19, toysrus.ca

20. Torune Panda Ice Pack

Panda icepack

Photo: Torune

$7, cutekidstuff.com

21. Fluf Zip Snack Bag

moss green reusable

Photo: Fluf

$12, fluf.ca

22. Mastermind Toys Stephen Joseph Dino Bento Box

two-compartment bento box with dinosaurs

Photo: Mastermind Toys

$20, mastermindtoys.com

23. Montii Co. Insulated Lunch Bag

teal lunch bag with toucan design

Photo: Montii Co.

$45, tinytrendsetter.com

 

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