9 Kids Food Containers That You (and Your Little One!) Will Love

published Sep 11, 2023
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Bentgo box
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Whether you’re sending them back to school or prepping a fun day out and about, every parent knows how vital it is to have food and snacks on hand at all times. However, finding the right containers to do so can be a bit of a struggle. With so many options available today, it’s hard to keep track of all of the best ways to store kid’s food. Luckily, we did the hard work for you: From lunchboxes that make prepping a fun (and nutritious) meal for your kiddo a breeze to snack packs (and one especially smart cup) that are guaranteed to keep your little one full and entertained, we rounded up nine of the best kid’s food containers we’re sure you and your little one will love.

Do you have a food container for your kids that you swear by? We want to hear all about it. Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below!

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Our editors called these the best reusable bags for many reasons: They seal easily and prevent any and all leaks; their thicker sides protect delicate foods from getting smushed; and they can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Perfect for carrying snacks big and small, Stasher Bags are one pick you can't go wrong with when it comes to prepping for snack time.

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When it comes to lunchboxes, there's one, in particular, we can't get enough of: the PackIt Lunchbox. These lunch essentials are essentially made entirely out of ice packs! The whole thing goes into the freezer overnight to help keep lunches cool for hours. Plus, they come in a handful of fun prints your kids are going to love.

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was $19.99

Every kid needs a good water bottle to help them stay hydrated, and the Owala Flip is one you'll want to check out. Coming from the brand behind one of our favorite water bottles, this pick comes in a host of fun colors, features a hideaway flip straw (no germy straws here!), and a simple one-handed operation everyone from toddlers to teens can handle with ease.

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Bentgo's kid lunch box has been a beloved pick for years now and it's easy to see why. Inspired by classic bento design, this box features five compartments that make portioning out food and snacks a dream. Top that off with a leak- and drop-proof design, a fun selection of kid-friendly colors, and a BPA-free design, and it's definitely one of the best options around.

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was $17.99

Thermos is a trusted brand when it comes to insulated containers, so if you're looking for an easy way to send your kids off with warm foods (soup season is almost here!), pick up a Thermos Funtainer Food Jar. With a built-in spoon on the top of the jar, it makes transport (and lunch time) super easy.

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Keep your kiddo's favorite squeezable snack pouches cool on the go with this fun pouch cooler from OmieChill. Simply place the pouch in your freezer for at least four hours, pop a pouch in before you head out the door, and you're set!

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was $14.99

We love products that solve two problems at once — and the Snackeez is one of them. A portable cup and a food container in one, this travel mug makes packing a snack and drink for the beach so much easier. Great for both kids and adults, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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was $14.75

With thousands of glowing reviews, the Whiskware Stackable Snack Cups are a parent and kid favorite. Coming with three containers (a 1/3-cup size and two 1-cup sizes), these containers interlock for easy portability and feature a handy carrying handle that can also be clipped to a bag. While we love this adorable Harry Potter-themed collection, the brand also has a Disney collection, a Justice League collection, and a Star Wars collection — so you can find the perfect one for your kiddo.

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Looking for a snack organizer with some fun? The GoBe Kids Snack Spinner features five snack compartments with an interactive design that lets kids spin the container with a push of the button to select which snack they want to munch on first. Talk about a fun lunch time!