There are several different kinds of bento lunch boxes. Many of which are designed to simply carry your food and flavors to the optimal standard, while others are manufactured to be flashy and to showcase the owner’s popular culture obessions. Some can even serve as souvenir items, such as the Kamameshi bentō, which is made from clay. There are several different kinds of bento lunch boxes offered at that will be able to suit your individual needs.

The Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar is perfect for keeping your fresh food items unspoiled with it’s unique vacuum insulation. This bento lunch box comes with four individual microwaveable bowls. The entire set is washable, and comes with a carry on back pack for ease of transport. This particular bento styled set is great for the traveling student who doesn’t want to be too flashy. The Zojirushi price will very from new to used, but will not break your budget.

Another great bento lunchbox is the Laptop Lunch Bento Set 2.0 with Purple Outer Container, 5-Inner Containers, Utensils, and User’s Guide. As the name suggests, this bento set comes with a durable outer casing, five containers with individual vibrant colors, and stainless steel utensils. This bento lunch box set is great for a large assortment of food servings, and the compartments minimizes the multiple containers from fumbling around and spilling food. This bento set also has a seal-able lid in order to keep the fresh foods from leaking and ruining other foods. There is even a container that is specialized for dipping sauces and dressings. It is made out of a durable plastic, and is completely microwave and dish washer safe. Furthermore, in order to help you make the most out of your bento set, a user manual provides instructions on various kid friendly recipes. Not to mention that it also provides tips for minimizing the amount of food wasted. This particular bento set will cost you around $24.99.

For the more flashy student comes the Kotobuki 2-Tiered Bento Box, Panda Face. This bento styled lunch box set is designed in the shape of a panda. It is piled with two levels that make for the ease of keeping foods of differing flavors separated from each other, and eliminates food run off thanks to the top layer’s press on lid. The Kotobuki also includes an elastic band that keeps both levels together. This is a great lunchbox that many school children will enjoy for many years. It is very durable, and it is also easy to wash. It’s dimensions are 4-1/2-inch L by 4-1/2-inch W by 3-1/8-inch H. The Kotobuki will run you approximately $19.95.

There are several different kinds of bento lunch boxes to suit your individual needs. There are great bento lunch boxes for the working adult professional, such as the first one mentioned above, and there are bento styled lunch sets more suited to school children. However, it is what you fill your bento set with that makes it what it is. Look for some great recipes in order to have yourself a traditional Japanese bento lunch!