Buying Guide: 8 of the best eco-friendly lunch boxes

The best lunchbox depends upon what you want to use it for! To help you decide, here's a quick run down of some of our bestsellers, and what they are best at. 

Reusable lunchboxes from Everyday Green

Best lunchbox for salads

We recommend a leak resistant lunchbox for salads, especially Yanam. A really spacious and long lunchbox so a good size for large salads with multiple ingredients, with a whopping 1100ml total capacity. Because they are leak resistant, you can transport salads without the worry of leakage. As long as you keep the lunch box upright, the strong closure clips and silicone seal will keep spills away.

Best lunchbox for kids 

With multiple compartments and easy to open clips, the Panna is perfect for children's packed lunches. Pack a sandwich or wrap and veg sticks in the double layered lunchbox and a treat like a slice of homemade cake or a couple of biscuits in the mini container and be sure that they will stay separate all the way to the lunch hall! These lunchboxes are plastic free, made from stainless steel, and durable enough for a school bag.

Best lunchbox for babies & toddlers

For younger children and babies we recommend a lunchbox that is easy to eat or feed from and easy to fit in your carry bag, without risk of leakage. With baby led weaning a variety of foods are offered, cut up into grab-able portion sizes. So you want a lunchbox that will allow you to take out lots of different foods and keep them separate and unsquished. The U Konserve Nesting Round Containers with Silicone Lids have been designed with exactly this in mind. They will stack inside each other for storage, have silicone lids to prevent leakage and are lightweight and durable. Your little one can eat directly from them too. **Coming Very Soon**

U Konserve stainless steel lunchboxes and containers from Everyday Green

Best lunchbox for adults

Larger appetites will be satisfied with the Doda - a deeper stainless steel lunch box that also include a leak resistant silicone seal. Doda is perfect for deep sandwiches and also pasta dishes & left overs. Another cool benefit is, it's the perfect size to pick up a takeaway from your favourite restaurant. Eg, chicken masala and rice will fit in perfectly, with space for a bahji . Getting it home without eating it will be the only problem- not what to do with the plastic waste! You can even upgrade Doda with a stainless steel divider to create two compartments. 

Best lunchbox for hot food

Sometimes you cannot beat a hot lunch, even at work, school or a day out. A Qwetch insulated food jar will keep food warm for up to 5 hours (and cold for 7 hours) enough time to get to lunchtime and have a filing warm meal. With a screw down, leak resistant lid, these stainless steel lunchboxes are good for soups, stews, stirfrys and pasta bakes. The smaller size fits a perfect portion of noodles, whilst the larger size, 600ml, will fit an entire home cooked large meal. 

Best leakproof lunchbox

If soups and stews are your go to when you are packing lunch, you need a leak proof lunch box, turning up to work with a soggy bag is no fun. This style of lunchbox tends to cost a little bit more due to their features, including a screw lid and insulated walls. Our top recommendation is the Qwetch Stainless Steel Lunchbox. This large lunch box is sturdy with a wide opening, meaning it is easy to eat directly from it. It also features a strong, comfortable handle which folds down neatly for easy transportation and storage. It also keeps food warm for up to 5 hours or cool for up to 7 hours, perfect if you don't have reheating facilities or a fridge. And with an 850ml capacity - there's a lot of lunch you can fit in!

Qwetch Insulated Lunchbox from Everyday Green

Best budget lunchbox

If your lunching needs are simpler, like sandwiches, wraps or dry foods, then we recommend the A Slice of Green containers. Shimla, a square stainless steel container is perfect for sandwiches and wraps and also for storing leftovers at home and bulk shopping , packaging free. At only £14, it will pay for itself after a few packed lunches versus shop bought sandwiches. It's no less beautiful, practical or sustainable than the others, simplicity is it's best feature.

Best bento style lunchbox

Buruni is perfect for a bento style lunch, as it consists of two separate tiers. Ideal for taking a savoury salad or sandwich, plus fruit or a snack to work in one neat, leak resistant container. As a secondary recommendation - we couldn't resist adding the Chapra. A round stainless steel lunch box consisting of two tiers with clip closure. A beautifully designed round traditional looking Bento Box for the most stylish lunch or takeaway, and so well priced at only £15.

Bento style reusable lunchbox at Everyday Green

We hope that you have found your perfect match here, if you'd like to check out the whole range please head over to our website

Happy lunching!