From old-fashioned enamel boxes to stacking lunch pots with separate sections, these picks fit every budget and style preference. Packing a dinner is convenient and will save you money in the long run, yes, but I also appreciate the deliberate thought that goes into it. You plan and prepare a meal ahead of time to fit the restrictions of your schedule: a sure guarantee that it's going to taste all the better for it.
Clockwise, from top left
1 Enamel Lunch Box, $49 from Brook Farm General Store
2 Le Parfait Canister Set $36 from Terrain
3 Bento Box $40 from Plastica
4 Stacking Lunch Pot $22 from Black + Blum
5 (not shown) Eco 3-in 1 Lunchbox $18.70 Green Cupboards
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