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13 Cute and Clever Lunch Totes We Love

These cute lunch boxes put the brown sack to shame.

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lunch bagsAmazon (3) So Young (1)

Packing your lunch isn’t exactly a party, but when your midday meal’s tucked away in a super stylish lunch tote, it instantly feels more fun. This collection of lunch bags for adults make you the envy of your office kitchenette, with cute designs and clever construction that makes them look as incredible as the goods packed inside.

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lunch bagsAmazon / wonderful flower

Fun & Floral

Feminine without being frilly, this insulated lunch pack is practically an outfit accessory in itself. It’s got plenty of space for your lunch, plus a handy outside pocket is perfect for slipping in your phone, napkins, utensils or lunchtime reading material. ($17)

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lunch bagAmazon / Colony Co.

Brown Bag Upgrade

At first glance, this adult lunch bag looks like the flimsy paper bag you grew up with, but it’s made with heavy-duty waxed canvas to keep it durable, sturdy and easy to clean. Fill it with one of these lunchbox favorite recipes and pay homage to the throw-away classic with this cool, reusable remake. ($28)

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lunch bagAmazon / Silver One

The Total Package

This bright, bold bag comes with everything you need to take lunch on the go. It features an extra large insulated interior, plus deep side pockets to tuck in lunchtime essentials. The coordinating containers, ice pack and water bottle (ready to be filled with these easy infused waters) make it easy to pack up everything you need in one stylish five-piece set. ($28)

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lunch bagAmazon / Ecokaki

Oversized, Yet Understated

You can pack a whole lotta lunch inside this frills-free tote. The insulated bag is made with heavy-duty cotton, and features an interior large enough to fit your whole lunch and then some—like these recipes made for a picnic. Two outside pockets give you space to store utensils, napkins and more in this simple, sophisticated lunch bag. ($12)

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lunch bagAmazon / Arctic Zone

Prepped & Pretty

Nope, it’s not a purse—but it’s stylish enough to look like one. This oversized lunch tote has preppy-chic style and space to spare. It can be divided into two sections to keep items separated and organized, plus it comes with both handles and a shoulder strap for super easy carrying. ($22)

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Amazon / Smart Planet

No Microwave Necessary

Tired of waiting for office microwave time? This smart lunch box plugs right into an outlet to heat the food inside right at your desk! When you’re finished, the box collapses down for easy storage. And the built-in condiment cup and included spork make this set all you need to heat and eat your favorite zucchini pizza casserole leftovers. ($24)

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lunch bagAmazon / Lifewit

Double Decker

Cool and understated in a neutral gray finish, this workhorse of a lunch bag is divided into insulated upper and lower sections that allow you to pack hot and cold items separately. Wide zippers make packing workday lunches super easy, and the shoulder strap offers hands-free carrying for your convenience. ($22)

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lunch bagAmazon / Kate Spade New York

Pretty Polka Dots

Simple and sophisticated, designer lunch bags state a simple message to all who see it. The double-zipper construction makes it easy to grab what you need in a flash, and the waxed canvas material keeps it dirt- and stain-resistant no many how many trips it takes with you to the office. ($30)

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backpackL.L. Bean


Designed to look like your go-to backpack, this bag is actually just for your lunch! The roomy insulated interior includes a mesh pocket for packing utensils, and the outside pocket is the perfect place to stash your phone, wallet or other essentials. It’s throwback fun in one clever little lunchbox. ($25)

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lunch bagAmazon / Mercier Kitchen

Bento Beautiful

The clean construction and impeccable organizing potential of bento boxes makes them the top trend in lunch totes right now. This sleek version comes with two airtight, leakproof containers, plus a reusable three-piece utensil set. Fill it with fruit and a homemade California roll and you’ll be lunching in style. ($22)

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lunch bagPhoto: Amazon / The Monster Factory

Retro Funky

Whether it’s Throwback Thursday or an average Monday afternoon, travel back in time at lunch with this groovy lunch bag inspired by a classic VW van. The top unzips to reveal an insulated interior with plenty of space for tucking in any of these recipes inspired by the 1960s. The tote’s surfboard-shaped handle is enough to give you breezy beach vibes all day. ($28)

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lunch bagAmazon / Black+Blum

Potted Pairs

Lose the bag and stack up your lunch in style with this two-piece pot set. Each pot is leakproof and microwave and dishwasher safe. The sturdy strap wraps around both pots so you can carry them without needing a bag. It’s an easy way to pack your go-to chicken noodle soup with toppers, oatmeal and fresh fruit, stir-fry and sauces and more! ($25)

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lunch bagAmazon / Fluf

To the Point

Take the guesswork out of what’s inside your bag with this cheeky lunch tote. It has a surprisingly roomy interior, plus a pocket to hold a water bottle. Made of organic cotton, the tote is machine washable if spills occur, and its simple message is sure to crack a smile on your co-workers’ faces. ($28)

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Rachel Seis
As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.