11 Best Glass Food Storage Containers That'll Keep Your Lunch Fresh All Day

Your new lunch pack hack: Invest in these smart storage solutions.

August 10, 2017
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So much of the BYO-lunch struggle is lacking the right way to store food all day. Where do you put soup? How can you prevent watery fruit from making the sandwich all soggy? How is it even possible to keep little nibbles fresh? These glass containers will have you re-thinking your strategy—they’re BPA-free, cut down on waste, and are dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe.

Since there are myriad choices, we cut through the options to present you with the best ones. Now, what to fill them with is on you. Get started with these 8 healthy lunches you can make in one big batch and eat all week, or, if you're packing lunch for your kids, check out these healthy school lunch ideas that chefs make for their own kids.

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Anchor Hocking TrueSeal Glass Food Storage Container

Whether you’re using it to stash drippy salad dressing or waterlogged fruit, the airtight lid will keep any liquid from ruining the rest of your lunch. Another noticeable difference you can see: The glass won’t discolor, retain smells, or leach chemicals into your food.

Buy now: $14 for a set of two, amazon.com

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Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Container

With three separate compartments, this is like the glass version of a bento box—one container can hold a trio of different foods.

Buy now: $25 for a set of three, amazon.com

Related: 9 Ways To Be A Good-Enough Eco Parent

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Wean Green Glass Food Storage Container Meal Cube

Not only do the air- and water-tight lids come in a handful of delicious colors (blueberry, carrot, grape!), they’re also easy for little fingers to pry open.

Buy now: $12, amazon.com

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MealPrep Two-Compartment Glass Container Set

With two separate areas for food, this is great for holding a snack plus lunch.

Buy now: $30 for a set of two, amazon.com

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Brinware Food Storage Container

Did your child fail to finish her pasta at lunch? Quickly heat up leftovers by popping this container right into the microwave or oven (up to 400 degrees). (Here are 6 delicious things you can do with overcooked pasta.)

Buy now: $15, amazon.com

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Lifefactory BPA-Free Glass Food Storage

If your kid is a little clumsy, this container is wrapped in a silicone sleeve to help prevent glass from breaking if dropped. The size also makes it easy to stash in a lunch box.

Buy now: $12, amazon.com

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Frego BPA-Free Glass Food Storage Container

A super-strong double seal means you’ll never find yourself with a ruined lunch. Plus, it’s made of borosilicate glass which is sturdy (translation: can weather a drop or change in temperature) and long-lasting. (Borosilicate glass is also one of our recommended non-toxic cookware alternatives to Teflon.)

Buy now: $60 set of four, amazon.com

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Jervis & George Glass Baby Food Storage Containers

Okay, yes, this is geared towards tiny tykes—you'll want these if you are making your own baby food—but if you want to send your kid to school (or yourself to work) with chopped fruits, veggies, bite-sized snacks, or a dip like hummus or guacamole, this is ideal. (Here are 3 easy homemade hummus recipes to try.)

Buy now: $19 for a set of four, amazon.com

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Living Express Glass Food Storage Container

This see-through option will give your child a sneak-peek at the goodies waiting for him to gobble down. Plus, it’s leak-proof and roomy enough to hold a lunch-worthy amount of food for grown-ups, too. (It's perfect for this sheet-pan salmon and veggie recipe that makes enough lunch for whole week.)

Buy now: $22 for set of three, amazon.com

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Vremi Food Savers And Airtight Containers

This set comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’ll be set and ready to pack anything from soup to an afternoon healthy snack.

Buy now: $33 for set of 18, amazon.com

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Pyrex Ultimate Food Storage Set

Sauces, dips, and condiments aren’t always easy to pack, but these small holders help make it a success.

Buy now: $24 for a set of eight, amazon.com

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