So you’ve been meal prepping and taking your lunch to work—good for you! But are your tattered Tupperware and wasteful plastic baggies bringing you down? We feel you—which is why we felt inspired to elevate the moment in the chicest way possible. Whether you’re a dedicated lunch packer or just really loved your meal from last night and want leftovers today, updating your containers is a simple way to make the hum-drum part of your day feel a bit more special. We’ve found the best food storage containers to replace your usual Ziploc bag or plastic dish. Who knows, it might just inspire you to keep up the healthy habit.
Weck Mold Jars, Williams Sonoma, $29.95 for 6
These handmade jars have been a mainstay in European homes since the start of the 20th century. And if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Use these handy glass containers to transport your soups, salads, and yogurt.
Picnic Containers, Hay, $25
Leave it to Hay to make a food container look impossibly sleek. This stainless steel, stackable version is one-stop shopping, fitting everything you could possibly snack on into one tidy, tiered option.
Onyx Sandwich Box, Goop, $12
Glass breaks, and plastic isn’t great to have your food in. Which is precisely why the founders of Onyx made this two-piece, indestructible stainless-steel box. And it just looks really cool, too. The two separate areas allow you to separate your salad (or cookies) from your sandwich.
Takenaka Bento Box, Anthropologie, $29
Could this be any cuter? This bento was inspired by traditional bento boxes, but was majorly updated with a bold choice of neon colors and a boldly-colored secure band. This isn’t the most vacuum-tight seal, so it’s perfect for dry snacks like almonds, trail mix, or cookies.
Rig-Tig Keep It Cool Lunchbox, Connox, $36
As the name eludes, a cooling element is integrated into the base of the lunchbox, but with Rig-Tig being a Scandinavian design company, they do it in perfect, minimalist fashion. This is perfect for keeping your lunch nice and cool for hours on end, and especially great for those on-the-go that don’t have access to a fridge.
Eco Lunchbox Solo Rectangle, Anthropologie, $20
Never can have enough chic stainless steel on-the-go lunchboxes, right? Especially when they are BPA-, plastic-, and phthalates-free. These are pretty stackable, too, so perfect for those that are tight on storage space in their kitchens.
Marbled Ceramic Large Food Storage Bowl, Urban Outfitters, $19.99
Why aren’t more brands making marble-finished ceramic bowls? They are adorable. This gray marbled version is great for picnics and potlucks, thanks to the handy lock-tight lid, and it’s substantial size (perfect for your famous potato salad).
Black + Blum Food Flask, Amazon, $30
This one is vacuum-sealed tight though, so throw those soups, hot toddies, and anything else you’d like to keep hot or cold for hours—six for hot, eight for cold, to be precise.
Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap, Anthropologie, $11
Beeswax wraps are very in right now. For good reason—think of it as the sustainable, clean version of Ziploc and Saran Wrap. This version was created in 2012 by a mother of three in Vermont, and simply made from just beeswax, cotton, and tree resin. And this handy sandwich version is perfect and adorable. When you’re done eating your tasty sandwich, just wash off the wrap, let it dry and reuse.
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This story was originally published in February 2018 and has since been updated with new information.