Amazon Shoppers Can’t Stop Raving About This $15 Bento Box That’s Perfect for Work Lunches and Picnics

published Apr 19, 2022
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Whether you’re back to commuting to the office or heading out for an alfresco picnic in the park, there’s a good chance you’re going to be bringing food with you on the go in the coming warmer months — which means you need a way to transport it. Sure, lunchboxes are no new thing, but there’s a modern food storage container brand on the scene (and our Instagram feeds) that recently caught our attention. Enter: Bentgo’s stackable plastic lunch containers.

Shopping editor (and professional product tester) Britt first tried Bentgo a few months ago in the form of their glass, leak-proof salad container. She had nothing but great things to report about her upgraded lunch routine (including that she now saves so much money on takeout). Well, allow us to introduce you to the plastic version of Bentgo’s stackable lunch and salad container. With over 28,000 five-star reviews and available in eight chic colors, you’re going to love this portable lunchtime find.

Everything Britt loves about the functionality of Bentgo’s glass salad container (it’s leak proof, durable, and dishwasher safe) rings true for the stylish BPA-free, lightweight plastic model. The stackable design is perfect for salads, allowing you to store greens at the bottom and toppings and dressing on top. Pro tip: After mixing all the toppings into the main storage area, reseal with the top lid, shake, and voila! You’ve got a salad evenly coated with your preferred dressing.

And don’t just take our word for it. Amazon reviewers can’t stop raving about the sizable and durable container. One customer writes, “These containers fit a ton of salad greens and all sizes of toppings — nuts, beans, cheese, fruits, meats, pasta, etc. They make packing lunch easy. Just throw in some greens, a protein, a dressing, and toppings that make salad fun for you! We use ours several times per week and they make it to both our jobs without spilling or leaking. I walk and ride public transit, so mine gets tossed around a bit.” Another salad-loving customer writes, “I was concerned it seemed smaller than it looked online and that my typical salads would not fit. However, the depth of the bowl and topping compartment make up for the square area.”

Not a salad fan? Don’t worry — there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this Bentgo gem. One reviewer writes, “I have also used this for a baked potato with toppings — put the baked potato in the bottom, then put sour cream, butter, shredded cheese, etc. in the top part. Also used it for hummus and veggies — hummus in the dressing container, celery, cucumber, pepper sticks in the top part, and broccoli and cauliflower in the bottom.” Parents also rave about sending their children to school with sandwiches on the bottom and an array of snacks and sweets up top. Bonus: Doing so cuts down on individual baggies big time, which is good not only for the wallet but the environment, too. (Earth Day is this week — wink wink.)

With Bentgo’s plastic, leak-proof container you can easily bring food with you on hikes and picnics, to the office, or even to the bench around the block to enjoy your salad in the sun. Take it from this happy customer, who comments, “I have been using this bowl for over a year now, and I can safely say that it was a great purchase.” Bon apetit!

Buy: Bentgo Stackable Lunch Container, $14.99