Monbento: A Stylish Way to Compartmentalize Your Lunch!

updated May 2, 2019
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When did lunchboxes get so stylish? (I mean, I know you used to rock that Care Bears lunchbox back in the first grade, and yes, it is hard to top that.) But in case you thought your best lunchbox days were behind you, you should know that there are quite a few sturdy, stylish boxes designed for adults on the go. In celebration of Lunch Week here on The Kitchn, we’re highlighting a few of our favorites. Today’s pick? The Monbento.

The compact Monbento lunchboxes are designed in France and consist of two airtight containers with an adjustable internal separator held together by a wide elastic strap. The total capacity of both containers is 1000ml, or about 4 cups.

I love the design of this box: it holds quite a bit of food, while keeping it all separate and compact. Plus, the matte rubber finish (in 6 different colors) is really fresh and modern.

• Made of PBT, PP, Silicone
• BPA-free
• Microwave and dishwasher safe
• Air-tight
• Includes two waterproof containers (about four cups total), a separator, one top lid, two intermediary lids, and one elastic strap.
• Measures 7.5″(h) x 3.5″(w) x 3.5″(h)

Buy It! Monbento Original Bento Box, $36 from Amazon. Also available in Green, Fuscia, Black, Blue, and Grey.


Three Styles of Bento Lunchboxes

(Images: 1-3. Monbento; 4. Monbento via MocoLoco; 5. Monbento via DigNovelty)