Good Question: Spill-Proof Containers for Leftovers?

Good Question: Spill-Proof Containers for Leftovers?

Faith Durand
May 1, 2009

Jamie is looking for spill-proof, leak-proof containers for leftover and lunch. This is a good question for all of you who bike to work or school! Can you help her?

Whenever my boyfriend and I go out cycling around town sometimes we stop for lunch and end up with leftovers. Is there a container that we could use for the leftovers (rather than the styrofoam ones they give you) that won't pop open in our backpacks, which is my main concern with the disposable ziploc ones?

Perhaps something with a locking mechanism to prevent spillage. Also, something that won't take up a bunch of space.

Jamie, the first thing that came to mind is a bento-like lunchbox container, which of course would be great for workday lunches too. Here are a few lunchboxes and bento ideas we've mentioned before:

Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar
Aladdin's New Lunchbox
9 Cool Lunch Boxes and Bags

The lunchbox pictured above is actually a kids' lunchbox, but we rather covet it. Ohdeedoh introduced us to it and we love the look. It contains several smaller containers locked into one larger container, minimizing spillage. These are made from BPA-free and phthalate-free polypropylene.

OOTS Lunchboxes, $35-$45

And finally, one other lunchbox and food storage that we've seen recommended in various places are these Lock & Lock containers:

Lock & Lock Food Storage Containers at

OK, bike-riding, lunch-carrying readers — what do you use to safely transport your food from home to office?

Related: Trend Watch: Bento

(Image: OOTS)

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