The Best Kids Lunch Boxes
Updated Dec 11, 2022
If your child brings their lunch to school, you’ll be making—and your kid will be eating—around 180 lunches this school year. So you’ll likely appreciate a durable lunch box that’s easy to clean and convenient to pack. After testing a dozen lunch boxes over the past several years (a process that included packing countless lunches for our own kids), we determined that the L.L.Bean Lunch Box is the best insulated fabric model that will last the school year and beyond (it’s one of our favorite lunch boxes for adults, too). If you prefer a bento-style box with rigid compartments, we recommend the plastic Bentgo Fresh Lunch Box and the Bentgo Kids Stainless Steel Lunch Box; the PlanetBox Rover Stainless Steel Lunchbox is also a worthy splurge.