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When it comes to taking your lunch to work, you might have the healthy menus nailed, but have you got the best lunch boxes to put them in?
If you're using outdated tupperware or makeshift bowls, you're missing out on an innovative and attractive world of other lunchbox options. From the retro to the futurisitic and the eco to the modern, the lunch box options are endless.
Adding some extra colour, functionality or general flair to your lunchtime offering will help give your office lunch an extra edge, turning pack up into a pleasure.
Here are 14 of the best lunch boxes out there:
1. The all in One
Design, functionality and practicality combine effortlessly in this lunch box from Tiger. There's room for two courses, plus a thermos and chopsticks with which to eat your sushi or your Cantonese rice, and it all packs away into a handy waterproof bag.
2. Double Wall Bowl
For those non sandwich days, salads and soups are perfect to pack into this bowl with a handy double wall for extra stability and insualation a resealable lid with attachable eating utensil.
4. The 'Connected' Lunchbox
Magnetic cutlery, leak free plastic module containers and an eating mat complete the sleek desk lunch look for these high tech understated bento style box where a series of apps will help you create new and healthy lunchtime solutions.
5. The Lunch Box with a Chopping Board
A perfect solution for a little desk-side prep to finish off any last minute chopping or slicing you didn't have time to do in the morning with a bamboo lid that doubles as a handy cutting board. A silicone seal and elastic strap will keep the whole thing from coming apart in transit.
6. For the Sandwich Free Day
Pasta, soup, rice, salad, noodlles and more can all be yours in the Lunch Plot that has two cylindrical containers and a fork/spoon.
7. The Brown Paper Bag
If you want to go for the tongue in cheek lunchtime look this brown bag re-useable bag is the perfect look for your simple fresh cut sandwiches.
8. The FoodSkin for Sandwiches
Your sandwich will be as as snug as a bug in this sandwich skin keeping it under wraps and fresh ready for lunchtime.
9. The Wooden Bento Box Look
Going for the authentic tactile approach to lunchtime. Try this good looking wooden bento box giving you an edge over 'plastic' lunches.
10. The Vintage Lunchbox
If you love the retro look try this classic three in one lunch box that's both environmentally friendly and practical. It'll last well and look even better for a few dints and marks from heavy lunchtime usage over the years.
11. The Modular Design
Called Kazeya Bento, what this box lacks in comfort or size it makes up for in design. Mainly if you love geometric patterns - or chess.
12. The Futuristic Bento Box
Feeling like in a sci- fi movie extract your lunch from a metallic monolith: this metallic Bento Box hides the three compartments inside, two by volume of 200 ml and the third 250 ml.
13. The Fruit Shaped Lunch Box
If you like a bit of colour on your desk try these ultra simple plastic containers that simply fit you sandwich inside that can be flipped open and used as a temporary dish.
14. The Heated Bento Box
Prefer your lunch re-heated and want total independence from the office kitchen? Try plugging in this electric bento box half an hour before you're hungry allowing you to enjoy steaming hot rice which is ready when you are.