We’ve vetted the best lunch boxes and bento boxes for kids of all ages on Amazon for 2020. Free shipping on all if you have Prime.
While school may look quite different this year (thanks, 2020) students attending schools will all still have one thing in common: They will need to eat lunch!
We did a bunch of research and put together our Best Back to School Lunch and Bento Boxes!
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Top Picks for Bento Boxes
We love the bento box option to go inside a fun print lunch box! Bento’s are great for the green factor, but it also makes packing lunches a breeze. Perfect for the picky eater, the dividers ensures foods will not touch.
No need for multiple plastic containers and baggies – Bentgo Fresh holds it all.
- Pack up to 4 different items
- Optional divider to change from 3 to 4 bento-style compartments
- Keep entrees and sides separated
- Holds nearly 5 cups of food
- Fits into these lunch boxes
Dimensions: 9.50 x 7.50 x 2.38 inches
BEST FOR YOUNGER KIDS (3-7)
This bright colored box is perfect for the younger crowd with preschool-age appropriate portion sizes. This could also double as a snack box when you’re on the go. Leak proof and easy to clean, Bento Kids is dishwasher safe. Dimensions – 8.5” x 6.5” x 2”. Fits in this lunch box perfectly.
This one is perfect for parents who want a lot of bang for their buck. With 7 sets for around $17, these are great when you have multiple kids, want the ease of running through the dishwasher or just want to pack a quick snack to toss in a purse. In a pinch, you can even use them to store leftovers. These are also a little bit smaller and will fit in almost any lunch box. Dimensions – 6.60 x 5.70 x 10.10 inches
Top Picks for Lunch Boxes
We think the bento box paired with a fun traditional lunch box is the best of both worlds!
Many of the bento’s don’t leave room for a drink or extra snack. Putting the bento inside a traditional lunch box is the ultimate in versatility, leakage protection and keeping foods hot or cold. Pro tip – double check the sizing of your lunch box dimensions to make sure the Bento will fit and account for any extra snacks you might want to pack.
Below are some Top Lunch Box options that will fit most of our Bento picks.
BEST ALL AROUND LUNCH BOXES
I used these last year and they held up GREAT. With loads of adorable options (kitties, sharks and even SLOTHS!!) this one is right- sized for kid’s lunches. It fits most bentos, has pockets and a drink holder. Dimensions – 10 x 8 x 3.5.
Best Name Brands
We get it! Peer pressure to fit in at school can be tough, and sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. While not the cheapest option, these picks have the “cool” factor for those kids who want a name brand tote.
Under Armour partnered with Thermos on their lunch box and we’re a fan. The interior hard plastic liner makes this pick super easy to keep clean, and we like the water bottle holder on the side. Bonus! It clips to a backpack. Dimensions – 10.5 x 9.2 x 3.4 inches.
With lots of color and pattern choices, Vera Bradley will keep your kid in fashion at the lunch table. The wide base allows drinks and containers to stay upright. Dimensions – 7.5 x 9 x 6 inches.
Wildkin Lunch Box
There are so many patterns to choose from! Dinos to camo, llamas to mermaids, this budget-friendly option offers a choice to make almost any kid happy. Dimensions – 9.75 x 7 x 3.25 inches.
BEST DUAL COMPARTMENT
With two compartments, this larger pick is perfect for sending both hot and cold foods. The bottom compartment fits most Bento Boxes, and is specifically designed for the large Lunchbots Bentobox we recommended above. Several classic colors to choose from and a removable shoulder strap. This roomy option fits most bento boxes and is perfect for your kiddo with a growing appetite. Dimensions are 9 x 8 x 6 inches.
I buy a set of these every year. We use them over and over again for dry snacks. They are a great eco-friendly option to plastic baggies.
Don’t forget the ice pack! Check out Blue Ele’s 4 Pack Ice Packs. These lightweight packs are long-lasting and colorful. The thin size allows them to fit in zipper pockets or placed on top of bentos. Dimensions – 6.26 x 4.33 x .59.
I used the heck out of these last year. They seal really well! Perfect for fruit or veggies that you won’t want touching other food.
Need Healthy Lunch Ideas?
Wondering what to pack in your new lunchbox? Try our 20 Easy and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas That Kids Will Love.