The must-have accessory for effortlessly carrying your meals on the move!
Lunch bags are handy essentials for everyone who takes their lunch to work, school or on outings. Some lunch bags, in addition to being an easy way to carry food, have also been designed to keep your food chilled for several hours. At monbento®, we have an extensive range of lunch bags available: small, medium or large, insulated or not, for adults and children, crafted using a variety of sustainable materials ... so that everyone can choose something they like! Whether you're looking for a convenient, compact lunch bag or a roomier version for family picnics, you're bound to find the lunch bag you need at monbento®!
At monbento®, we have something to suit all tastes! If you're more interested in understated practicality, go for a compact, lightweight and easy-to-clean lunch bag, like the MB Pochette. If you like original designs or often bring along quite a spread for lunch, opt instead for a large-capacity bag with a convenient format, like the MB Daily (this will also keep your meal hot or cold while on the move - bonus!). As for budding explorers, they also need a bag that's just the right size for their lunch box, where they can easily fit not only their lunch but also an afternoon snack and a water bottle to stay hydrated. In a nutshell, there's bound to be a monbento® lunch bag with your name on it! Want to find out more about each of the options? Check out these presentations!
The monbento® MB Pochette lunch bag is a must-have for everyone looking for a handy, elegant accessory to carry their lunch everywhere they go! Designed from recycled fabric scraps (cotton and polyester), this lunch bag is both hard-wearing and easy to clean. Graced with clean, elegant lines, it comes in an array of colors to adapt to all styles and goes wonderfully with the rest of your lunch set. Thanks to its spacious 5.7L capacity, the MB Pochette can easily and securely hold the whole of your meal in the MB Original, MB Square or MB Sense lunch box, plus an afternoon snack or sweet treat AND an MB Positive M reusable water bottle. All in a lightweight bag equipped with easy-to-carry drawstrings, perfect for taking to town, on business trips or school picnics.
The monbento® MB Daily insulated bag is ideal for everyone looking for an easy but stylish way to carry their belongings and lunch together, while keeping the food at the right temperature! With its spacious 7L capacity, you can fit a whole meal inside - the MB Element insulated lunch box or the MB Gourmet transparent lunch box, the MB I-cy ice pack to keep your food cold for longer, the MB Slim Nest stainless steel cutlery set, the MB Steel insulated bottle - and still have room for a piece of fruit or a cookie. The MB Daily lunch bag boasts an insulating inner lining which keeps food at the right temperature during transport. The bag is easy to carry thanks to its large handles and cabas bag format with zip. We have fashioned this insulated lunch bag from natural cotton and Supernatural Paper™, an eco-friendly material made from wood cellulose sourced from sustainably managed, renewable resources. It's therefore the perfect eco-designed bag for taking along with you whenever you head into town, whether on your own or with your family!
That's a commonly asked question, and for good reason: for there's nothing more satisfying and comforting than a delicious hot meal, whether enjoyed on an outdoor picnic, at the office (where there isn't always a microwave unfortunately...) or the gym after a workout. Here are a few tips for keeping your meal warm in an insulated bag! First, be sure to choose a high-quality insulated lunch bag. Opt for one with an insulated lining, that has been tested and widely approved! The linings in our MB Daily insulated bag is made out of PEVA and aluminium respectively, not only to guarantee an optimal storage period at the right temperature, but also to ensure they are easy to clean.
The other key tip for enjoying food that's still hot is to choose the right type of container - and meal! Ideally, you should go for an insulated lunch box, like monbento®'s MB Element, which will keep your food warm for up to 10 hours (depending on the contents and conditions of use). Prep your container by filling it with boiling water for a few minutes before spooning your hot meal into it (preferably reheated in a saucepan to ensure a uniform temperature). Food with sauces will stay hot the longest, so treat yourself to comfort food like risotto, pasta dishes and stews, even when out and about!
There's nothing more refreshing on a warm sunny day than a nice cold salad in the shade of a tree! But sometimes, keeping food cold for a picnic or lunch at the office is easier said than done. So we've got a few tips we'd be happy to share with you!
Number one, in the same way as when you want to keep a meal warm, choose an effective insulated lunch bag, with high-quality insulating lining woven into it. The monbento® insulated bag MB Daily also feature zips for maintaining the interior temperature and ease of use.
Then, it's about opting for the right lunch box and prepping it properly. An insulated lunch box, which we recommended for keeping food hot, is also best for keeping food cold! The MB Element by monbento® will keep your pasta salad chilled for up to 10 hours (depending on the contents and conditions of use). To guarantee optimal temperature maintenance, cool your container first with ice-cold water for a few seconds, before filling it with your cold meal (which, preferably, will have spent the night in the fridge).
If you don't have an insulated lunch box, you can also carry your cold meal in a conventional lunch box, like the MB Original, or the stainless steel version, MB Sense. In either of these cases, we recommend that you put your cold meal in the fridge at least overnight before you need to take it with you, and that you pop an ice pack into your MB Daily insulated bag. Both these lunch box models are even compatible with the MB I-cy ice pack! All you have to do is put this ice pack for lunch box in the freezer for at least 12 hours, before placing it between the container and the top lid of the bento box (or between the two containers of the MB Original) and carrying the lot in your insulated bag.
One last piece of advice: Try and keep your insulated lunch bag in a cool place, which means, when in the bus or at the office, avoid putting it in direct sunlight!
All of these tips should help you to enjoy a deliciously cold meal or drink come lunchtime!
When choosing the bag size, bear in mind how much food you're planning on taking, as well as what you usually tend to do meal-wise. For depending on whether you routinely eat a light lunch, or, on the other hand, a big lunch or perhaps a main course interspersed by light snacks through the day, you won't need the same type of lunch bag.
So here are a few things to think about when choosing your lunch bag:
- If you mostly eat several small items for lunch, such as fruit, a cereal bar and home-made sandwich, a medium-sized lunch bag should do the job nicely. One example is the MB Pochette with its 5.7L capacity, which is also ideal for carrying your kids' MB Gram snack box and MB Pop insulated bottle!
- If you need to carry a lunch box like the MB Square or MB Jar, a piece of fruit, a snack and a water bottle, then a larger lunch bag might be more suitable. In that case, why not opt for the 7L large-capacity MB Daily insulated bag? Thanks to its tote format and trendy design, you'll even be able to fit in your personal belongings or any after-work shopping too!