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10 Bento Lunch Boxes for Kids

by Bethany Braun-Silva

10 Bento Lunch Boxes for Kids
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Packing lunch for your kids day in and day out can become quite a chore. Bento boxes make it easy and kids can even fill up the divided compartments themselves.


What exactly are bentos? Basically, they’re inspiration for a fun twist on a homemade lunch—cut a sandwich into a circle, add crusts for ears, carrot bits for a face and—presto, bento! Kids love to eat the fun designs, and you can add tons of fruit and veggies to make them colorful (and healthy). Plus, a bento is meant to hold all parts of a meal—perfect for smaller kid portions. Get into the whole bento experience with these cute containers, helpful accessories and more.


Below, check out our picks for the 10 best bento lunch boxes for kids.


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Bentgo Kids Childrens Lunch Box


This leak-proof lunch box has five compartments for snacks and food. It's BPA free and is microwave and dishwasher safe and has over 6,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Parents love that, "the portion sections of the box," and that it "comes in just two simple pieces!"

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Yumbox Original Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container for Kids (Bijoux Purple)


This adorable lunchbox makes it easy for parents to pack healthy well-rounded lunches for their kids. Each compartment is labeled "fruit," "veggies," "protein," "dairy," and "grains," with a small compartment for a dip or treat.

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Munckin Bento Box with Stainless Steel Utensils


This lunch box comes with five different size compartments and a handy place to store a fork and spoon. It's durable and dishwasher safe and especially great for younger kids.

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OmieBox Bento Box for Kids


This bento box enables you to back a hot or cold meal with the removable, insulated bowl. Food stays hot or cold until lunchtime. The compartments can also be adjusted and the box is very easy to clean.

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Boon Butterfly Bento Lunch Box


This unique lunch box comes with an ice pack and removable compartments. The outside design is made from stretchy silicone that holds napkins and utensils. Plus, the top handle makes it easy to carry.

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Pottery Barn Kids Spencer Bento Box Container


This large bento box can gold a sandwich in the large compartment with room for plenty of other snacks in the additional four compartments. It comes in several fun colors kids will love, we are especially fans of the clear confetti version.

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Zoo Little Kid Lunch Kit


This lunch box is perfect for daycare or preschool and one main compartment and a removable, smaller compartment. It comes in a dog, butterfly or unicorn print and is easy for little hands to open.

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Wagindd Stacking Bento Box Lunch Box 3 Compartments


This compact bento box won't take up a lot of space in your child's backpack and has three separate compartment — one large, two small — and a place for storing utensils.

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Porter Bento Lunch Box for Kids


This lunch box can be used with or without the bento insert and comes in over 25 prints and designs including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, outer space, dinosaurs, unicorns and more.

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LunchBots Medium Trio II Snack Container


This stainless steel bento box is durable and dishwasher safe and comes in five different colors. Parents rave that it's, "a quality container, durable, easy to clean and easy to use."