When shopping for lunch bags, teachers want something durable with a style that reflects their personality and keeps their lunch cool or warm. No longer are teacher lunch bags that old rectangular solid color or dull shape. There are tons of different styles, colors, and sizes that are bound to help continue the food lifestyle at school.
Top 10 Teacher Lunch Bags and Kits
1. KIPBELIF Insulated Lunch Bag
When it comes to some of the best teacher lunch bags or lunch totes for teachers, the KIPBELIF tote takes the top of the list! These lunch bags look more like super cute tote that comes in seven awesome styles and colors.
This lunch bag features a large front and back pocket, a waterproof inner liner, and a large side pocket to accommodate your water bottle (or other drinks). Similar to an electric lunch box, this teacher bag can keep your food warm or cold for up to eight hours!
At the beginning of each school year, I always look for lunch bags to last the entire year. More so, I am always looking for something that looks more like a cute tote, so this one checks all the boxes! This bag is super cute, allows me to pack all my snacks and lunch items, and gives me the freedom to keep working without taking a long trip to the breakroom.
2. Fluf Canvas Lunch Bag
This stylish lunch tote is perfect for easy carrying and washing. The canvas material of the Fluf Canvas Lunch Bag can be thrown in the washing machine if the outside gets too dirty, or the inside can just be flipped outward to be rinsed off. Students and teachers alike will love these lunch bags as they step into a new school year! There are several different style bags to choose from that will best fit your personality.
I love that these bags are large enough to carry a large water bottle or smoothie cup. One downside is that there is no side pocket to place my utensils in, and there are no inner pockets to place my ice pack.
3. Roll Top Lunch Tote Bag
With a fresh take on the classic “brown bag” lunch, this Roll top lunch tote bag is wax-lined and is the perfect lunch bag for teachers on the go! These cute and stylish bags come in several colors and have the unique look of a weathered leather sack.
Because they are lined in wax, these lunch bags are water-resistant. Being easily wiped free of mess, these lunch bags are also stain-resistant! Also, don’t be fooled by the look of this bag when it comes to size! This lunch bag can certainly hold all of your lunch and snacks for the school day.
This is such a fun lunch bag to carry and have for school! Like the Fluf Canvas lunch bag, there are no pockets or specific places for ice packs within. However, I like that the bag snaps shut and has a leather strap for easy carrying. I also love that this bag is made of sustainable material that reduces waste in our environment!
4. AmHoo Insulated Lunch Cooler Backpack
If you want something to keep your hands free but also look stylish, then this lunch bag backpack is for you! This bag is insulated and big enough to hold just about anything you can think of! Have you spilled inside from your lunch box? No problem because this bag has food-grade aluminum foil lining for easy clean-up from messy spills. Plus, there are lots of spaces and compartments to hold any eating utensils or an ice pack
One thing that I love about these types of bags is that they are multi-functional! When I can use something for more than one reason, I feel I get more value for my money. This lunch bag can be used for family outings or even as a diaper bag when you aren’t using it for school. The design of this lunch bag lends itself to the hustle and bustle of a busy life!
5. BUILT Soft Neoprene Lunch Tote Bag
This neoprene lunch bag is the perfect solution for both teachers and students on the go! Coming in so many different styles and colors, this lunch bag has everything from unicorns to polka dots to cheetah prints to rainbows! Flexible enough to fit several cans of your favorite drink, this lunch bag is BPA-free and has a lifetime warranty.
This neoprene lunch bag is the perfect bag when it comes to something small that you can grab and go with. However, unlike the lunch backpack from Amhoo, it is not an insulated lunch bag, which is a bit of a drawback for me.
I love that the zipper on these is heavy-duty and isn’t just a simple snap closure (such as the waxed canvas bag mentioned earlier). Anyone can easily fit a small lunch box (dish) in this lunch bag without any issue, and maybe a drink or two.
6. Bentgo Classic – All-in-One Stackable Bento Lunch Box
With so many different colors and designs to choose from, there is no way you will go wrong with this bento box. This stackable bento box has a two-compartment container and a single-compartment container that helps keep foods separate.
These are the ideal solution for keeping food separate from each other and is a durable food containers that will last you the entire school year.
I absolutely love that these come in so many different colors to meet any personality and style. The straps that connect to the two different boxes make this bento box extremely portable and help keep my lunch together in the car on the way to school! Plus, this comes with utensils that keep any teacher from searching for plastic eating utensils in the break room.
7. Ez Prepa Meal Prep Containers
There is no way you can beat the cost of these meal prep containers on Amazon! For the price of a lunch box, you can get twenty of these meal prep containers that will easily fit whatever lunchtime meal you have planned. These can easily be stored in the fridge and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
I have these items in my kitchen right now, and I absolutely love them! These fit perfectly in any teacher’s lunch box and are great for any cold or hot lunch. If you like to do their meal prep before starting your week, these are a great solution. I know I have zero time in the morning to make lunch, so having these to prepare my meals ahead of time makes my mornings and week much smoother.
These boxes aren’t as sleek as the Stackable Bento Box mentioned above and don’t come in awesome colors. Also, these don’t come with reusable utensils that you can store within the container. That said, don’t forget your fork!
8. Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage Containers
Nothing is worse than packing your lunch in a typical storage container and having it leak everywhere! With these leak-proof containers, you won’t ever have to worry about that again! Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof storage containers are perfect for throwing into any lunch bag, whether brown paper bags or leftover plastic bags from your local grocery store.
So many times, I have stuck my containers in a plastic grocery bag only for them to leak all over the place or in my car. This can be super frustrating! I really love the fact that containers will keep your lunch bag (or car) free of leaks and that these are microwave and dishwasher-safe.
While the EZ Prepa boxes keep your food separated and are great for meal prep, they do allow for leakage to happen if turned sideways at all. The Rubbermaid leak-proof containers really do a great job at keeping this from happening because of their design.
9. MAXSO Vacuum Insulated Food Jar
Sometimes, you want a good hot cup of chili or soup! Conversely, there is nothing grosser than your hot food getting cold. With that said, these insulated food jars will keep your food hot and ready to eat just as soon as you are ready. These vacuum-insulated lunch containers come in stylish, fun, and cute colors with easy access to an included utensil.
This item will keep my food fresh and hot is a major bonus point for me! Teachers get so little time to eat their lunch. When you get to the break room and wait your turn for the microwave, you’re lucky if you have more than 10 minutes to scarf down lunch. Having one of these in your home will be a benefit come lunchtime, where you will give yourself to few minutes to get to eat!
10. Lille Stackable Stainless Steel Thermal Lunch Box
Teachers, you will love this stackable stainless steel thermal compartment lunch kit! With this product, you can keep your food warm in one place and then keep your cold food cold in another—no need for ice packs or a microwave. Your entire lunch menu is kept in one spot within a convenient carrying bag.
This is such a cool lunch product for teacher lunch bags! Unlike the other lunch items on this list, this one allows teachers to keep their soup, salad, and snacks in one convenient place! Being able not to have to pack my different foods in many different containers is a definite plus. I love that this item comes with its own bag, is leakproof, and has a lifetime warranty.