Best Bento Lunch Box Stacks for Adults: Stylish stackable lunch boxes for everyday use

Whether you bring your own packed lunch to work because you have special requirements for your diet, or you have great leftovers to eat for lunch the next day, one of the best ways to pack your lunch is to use a bento box.

The origins of the Japanese bento box can be traced as far back as the fifth century, when people travelled for work or war and carried their supplies (often dehydrated rice) in small packs. The best known modern bento boxes however, are those that Japanese mums have turned in to a national sport, creating ingenious, imaginative packed lunches for their kids.

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While your own bento lunch box need not feature Hello Kitty or Totoro, most of these adult ones we have listed below consist of two or more levels, some with internal dividers allowing you to complement your lunch with a range of different food. Some but not all contain a cutlery section that makes it a complete dining set.

Carrying your own bento box to work for lunch ensures that you not only know every ingredient of your wholesome lunch, but it ensures that there is no waste and no packaging to throw away. And if you’re a coffee lover, complement your stylish bento box with an insulated travel mug and you’re all set to take on the day.

Bento Boxes for Adults

Top 8 Best Bento Box Stacks

These useful and stylish bento boxes are both functional and compact

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  1. UMAMI Premium Bento Lunch Box
  2. Ozazuco Bento Box Japanese Lunch
  3. BentoHeaven Bento Box
  4. GRUB2GO Japanese Bento Box
  5. monbento Square Bento Box
  6. Wagindd Bento Box Stacking Lunch Boxes
  7. GreenLunch Stainless Steel Bento Box
  8. TARLINI HOME Bento Box for Adults

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Let’s take a look at these designer lunch boxes in turn.

1. UMAMI Premium Bento Lunch Box

UMAMI Premium Bento Lunch Box Bamboo White

 


Umami Premium Bento Lunch Box Blue and Pink

This premium two tier bento lunch box from UMAMI is available in various colour combinations. Our favourite being the bamboo white (shown above) and bamboo black. It comes with a separate sauce container, two movable and removable dividers and three sturdy cutlery that lock in place during transit. The hermetic boxes come are closed tight with silicone sealed lids. Each lid has a ventilation plug. Gently pull the plug before opening or closing the lid. An elastic strap is included to hold both boxes together or to hold one box securely lengthwise.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 10.2 x 10.9 cm
  • Tiers: 2 with separate compartment for cutlery
  • Compartments 2 each, 4 total
  • Sauce Box: Yes
  • Cutlery: 3-piece (fork, spoon and knife
  • Colours Available: Bamboo Black, Bamboo White, Black Matt, Denim Blue, and Pink Kawaii
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2. Ozazuco Bento Box Japanese Lunch

Ozazuco Bento Box Japanese Lunch Box

Another stylish bento lunch box, this time from Ozazuco with a three tier configuration. Available in mint green, pale pink or beige (shown above), the bento box offers a total of four compartments. It is worth pointing out that only the bottommost tier and the top deck have proper lids. The middle tier relies on the bottom of the top tier to keep food in. For the compartments, these can be re-configured using the moving partition. Remember, only the topmost lid is leakproof. The middle and bottom tiers are for soup free food storage. The boxes are made from natural wheat fiber using low carbon manufacturing and are environmentally friendly.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: L6.8 x W2.9 x H4.3 (stacked) inch 900ml
  • Tiers: 3 (one movable partition)
  • Compartments: 4 total
  • Sauce Box: No
  • Cutlery: 2-piece (fork and spoon)
  • Colours Available: beige, light pink, light green with optional bag bundle

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3. BentoHeaven Bento Box

BentoHeaven Bento Box Bamboo Black
BentoHeaven Bento Box Bamboo White

While there are no dividers in this two-tier bento lunch box, there is a dedicated compartment for cutlery. BentoHeaven offers the most complete set of cutlery, including a pair of chopsticks. All food container lids are lined with silicone for leakproof seal. These lids also come with a ventilation valve each for shorter heating time. Also included are ‘cheer-up’ lunchbox notes to send personalised messages for your love ones.

Key Features


  • Dimensions: 7.28 x 4.02 x 4.29 inches (2×20 fl. oz)
  • Tiers: 2
  • Compartments: 2 total
  • Sauce Box: No
  • Cutlery: 5-piece (fork, knife, spoon and a pair of shop sticks)
  • Colours Available: bamboo white and bamboo black with bag

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4. GRUB2GO Japanese Bento Box

GRUB2GO Bento Box

The GRUB2GO Bento lunch box comes is a two-tier stack with two dividers and a separate cutlery holder. For cutlery, you get a knife, fork and spoon held in place in the dedicated compartment to avoid knockabout and noises during travel. The included dividers are movable and removable but will not stop gravy or sauce from seeping through to the other compartment. The boxes come with air tight and leak proof lids with integrated vent system. Lastly, an elastic strap holds the two boxes together.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 7.5″ x 4.0″ x 4.3″ ( 2 x 20 oz)
  • Tiers: 2
  • Compartments: 4 total (2 movable dividers)
  • Sauce Box: No
  • Cutlery: 3-piece (spoon, fork and knife)
  • Colours Available: bamboo white, bamboo black and black and gray design (above)

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5. monbento MB Square Bento Box

monbento Black Square Bento

Mombento breaks the norm with square bento boxes. The stack consists of two large square containers offering a total of 1.7 liter storage capacity, perfect for adults. The containers are leak proof thanks to silicone seal around the lids. This helps keep the boxes air tight and leakproof. In one of the containers, you get a separate compartment in the form of a rectangular bowl to keep food completely separately. In total, you get two or three compartments if the bowl insert is use). A pair of elastic bands, one big and one small are included to keep the boxes closed but that is it. Unfortunately with the MB bento boxes, you do not get cutlery but it is attractive and stylish all the same.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 5.51 x 5.51 x 5.51 inches
  • Tiers: 2
  • Compartments: 3 total with bowl insert
  • Sauce Box: Yes (if you consider the bowl insert)
  • Cutlery: No
  • Colours Available: various colours as seen above and motifs when choosing MB Square Limited Edition with graphic abstract.

ALSO: Mombento MB Original below with plain colours or with graphics

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6. Wagindd Bento Box Stacking Lunch Boxes

Wagindd Bento Box Stack
Wagindd Bento Box with Lids and Cutlery

The Wagindd Bento Box is a three tier lunch box with four individual boxes, two big and two small. The smaller boxes are stored in the top most cover. These are held together with an interlocking clip on the sides. Each of those boxes come with it own cover. You can use these boxes independently but won’t be able to lock them together without stacking all of them up. Finally, cutlery is included too and can be stored on the top layer.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 15.75 x 11.68 x 14.48 cm
  • Tiers: 3
  • Compartments: 4 total (two big and two small boxes with own lid)
  • Sauce Box: Yes (with two smaller boxes)
  • Cutlery: 2-piece (fork and spoon)
  • Colours Available: black

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7. GreenLunch Stainless Steel Bento Box

GreenLunch Stainless Steel Bento Box

This stainless steel bento box from Green Lunch consists of three individual boxes. The two main boxes are stackable, one big for the bottom and one medium for the top as show in the image above. There is a third box, around 3/4 cup size can be stored in the medium box. All boxes come with stainless steel metal lid and are held together with metal clips on the sides. If you must know, these are not airtight and neither are they leak proof, so you have been warned. Still, they appeal to those who prefer a classic styled lunchbox with tough metal body.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Tiers: 2
  • Compartments: 3 total (with included small interior box)
  • Sauce Box: Yes (with included small interior box)
  • Cutlery: No
  • Colours Available: Stainless Steel.

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8. TARLINI HOME Bento Box for Adults

TARLINI HOME Bento Box for Adults

Last but not least, this three tier bento box from Tarlini Home. If you are thinking you have seen this before, you are not wrong. This is the same bento box featured on the top of our list, from Ozazuco. It even comes with the same colour choices. The included spoon and fork have a long handle and can double as chopsticks. There is a single divider to split one of the three main boxes for a total of 4 compartments. It is worth noting again that only the top most compartment is leakproof. The other compartments or boxes are not.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: L7.3 x W3.2 x H4.5 inch (900ml)
  • Tiers: 3
  • Compartments: 4 total
  • Sauce Box: No
  • Cutlery: 2-piece (spoon and fork)
  • Colours Available: Beige, Green or Pink

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BONUS: Bentgo Classic

Bentgo Classic in Khaki Green

Bentgo offers a wide range of bento boxes for kids in bright colours. The Bentgo Classic strikes a more serious tone with its more subdued colours.

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Bento boxes are a great way to ensure that you know exactly what it is that is in each of your meals. The most efficient way to prepare a bento, is of course to pack some the night before from your dinner or supper. Spice this up with some fruit and some salad, and it’s a great wholesome meal.

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