Everything you need for successful on-the-go lunches!
Who said eating away from home was not convenient and tasteless? Thanks to monbento's lunch sets, enjoy your delicious homemade meals wherever you want! We have gathered our lunch boxes and their accessories into ready-to-use lunch sets in order to make your daily life easier. Discover our various options and find your new on-the-go lunch partner!
The lunch box, bento box, meal box… Whatever you call it, we're talking about that little box that you use to easily carry your lunch on the go! For us here at monbento, we call it a lunch box or a bento box, and it comes in multiple shapes and sizes to adapt to your every need. The MB Original offers up 2 levels each holding up to 17 floz, the MB Square gives you a generous 57 floz square format (2 x 29 floz), the MB Element boasts insulating properties (keeping contents hot or cold for up to 10 hours, depending on the conditions of use) and the MB Tresor is a special version of the bento box designed for little ones! What's important in the lunch box that you choose is that it's suited to your habits: If you need several compartments to take starters, main course and dessert with you in a single box, if you don't have a microwave at the office for reheating your dish of the day… That's why, here at monbento, as lovers of lunch on the go ourselves, we've come up with different types of lunch boxes! These lunch boxes are right at the heart of our lunch sets: we've paired compatible accessories with bento boxes to offer your complete, practical lunch sets that will last over time.
17 floz,24 floz, 34 floz… It's not always easy to know which size of lunch box to choose! The same goes for lunch sets: insulated bento box or lunch box, cutlery or bottle, lunch bag or sauce container, solid color or a pattern… How do you choose? To help you out, here's our top tip: focus on the lunch box to start with. Follow your heart, as well as your appetite! To know which size of lunch box will best suit you, prepare the lunch that you often take to the office or on picnics. Serve you usual portion on a plate, and then transfer it into a measuring jug. Look at the quantity that it represents and there you have it! Next stop: the monbento website! Choose the bento box that best fits your usual portion and your habits (if you prefer cold meals, if you can reheat your dishes at the office, or if you need to keep them warm, etc.). Once you've identified the lunch box for you, look at the accessories on offer in our various sets, and think about the ones you'd use the most: travel cutlery (of course, you can't eat spaghetti bolognese with your hands!), a reusable water bottle (when you've got a spicy lunch, this can come in handy), a lunch bag (practical when you've already got a lot to carry on your commute), sauce containers (nobody likes a soggy salad!)… and add your winning combo to the cart!
Did you know that preparing your own lunches instead of going to the local grocery store, bakery or restaurant can save you up to $3,000 each year? Mind, that's not the only benefit of taking your own lunch with you in your bento box! By making your own lunch, you've got control over the ingredients used and the quantities. If you want to reduce your sugar or fat intake, or if you prefer using plant-based alternatives, or maybe you like your dishes seasoned juuuust right, you've got control of it all! Who knows, taking your own specialities in your bento box might lead to the discovery of new flavors! The advantage of monbento boxes is that they also mean being able to organize and separate your meals, thanks to the different compartments. For example, the MB Original and MB Square bento boxes not only feature two leakproof compartments each, they also come with a little container that can be slipped inside one of the compartments. This way, you can split up your prep into several portions, adapted to your daily needs (e.g. one level for raw or cooked vegetables, and one level for carbs and proteins). Thanks to the little food cup, which can hold a few squares of dark chocolate or crackers (amongst other snack options, of course), the bento box appears to already be slightly filled, which avoids the trap of "I've got plenty of space left, I can add one or two extra spoonfuls for the trip!". Controlled quantities = a stomach filled just to the right amount! Wondering what lunch you can take into work? Not to worry, we've got inspo for you over on our blog!
Every picnic has its downside, which we've all been confronted with: leftover trash. Once you've finished eating, in the middle of a wonderful forest setting, on a gorgeous sandy beach or in an inspiring mountain range, there's always used clingfilm or ripped tinfoil left over, without any trash can nearby. The solution? The bento box, of course! Not only does it mean you can enjoy a zero-waste picnic, but it can also help you to switch up the meals you take with you. Thanks to our picnic sets, you can take a fresh salad or fruit with you, kept chilled in the MB Element nsulated bento box, eat it with travel cutlery to keep your hands clean, and wash it all down with your reusable water bottle!The key to a successful picnic? Organization! To avoid any stress before you set off, prepare your food the night before: make your hummus and transfer it straight into the MB Original, along with a few carefully sliced vegetable sticks. Then, it's into the refrigerator for your lunch box, so that the next day you can just pop it into the lunch bag included in the lunch set, add in the reusable water bottle and a few snacks, then you're all set for your delicious adventure!
Because each of us has our own lunch habits, monbento has designed different types of lunch sets, for little ones and adults alike, for last-minute folk and super-organizers, and also for budgets both big and small. All our lunch sets include a lunch box (any self-respecting lunch set needs a lunch box, of course!), and the number and type of accessories accompanying it will define the price of the full set. A lunch box and a cutlery set for minimalists; with a water bottle too, so you have all of the essentials for a good lunch on the go… As for lunch box experts, they'll prefer a set with even more accessories, such as a carry bag and sauce containers!
To help you find the right set for your needs and budget, we've created three categories:
- Sets for under $50, generally including 1 lunch box plus 1 accessory,
- Sets for between $50 and $70, with up to 2 accessories included,
- Lastly, sets for more than $70, for lovers of eating on the go or those who want to get adventuring, with a full lunch set in their backpack.
Budding explorers and mini foodies also deserve their own lunch set! Here at monbento, nobody is left out: we also offer lunch sets for kids!
These lunch sets include products designed especially for their little hands. Lunch boxes for kids include, for example, large latches so that they can open and close their boxes easily. The capacity volumes are also perfectly suited to their appetites and needs for growing up nice and strong. We've combined these kids' bento boxes with essential accessories, which won't overload their school bags or sport bags. Water bottle, snack box and even compact and lightweight cutlery: it's all there, so little adventurers can enjoy a good lunch prepared with love by their parents, whether they're at school, at the day care, at their grandparents' house or at summer camp. It's never too early to teach them the importance of eating well!
At the office, on vacation, on a picnic, at the gym… Your bento box, along with its essential accessories, will accompany you wherever you go! So, what do these famous lunch sets include? Time for a close-up!
Do you prefer dividing your meal or mixing the various flavors? Keeping your meals at the right temperature or highlighting the beauty of your dishes? Whatever you prefer, you will find without any doubt everything you need among the various monbento lunch boxes! You can even enjoy special offers for little foodies with our lunch boxes for kids!
How to transport your lunch box? It couldn't be simpler with the monbento lunch bags, available in various shapes and colors. As practical as it is pretty, you will never get tired of using and reusing your bento bag!
Enjoying lunch at the office or on a picnic with the same level of comfort as at home is easy thanks to monbento cutlery sets. Make sure you always have it in your bag or pocket! Available in a stainless steel version with a slim, textured handle, or PLA, which is a plant-based plastic that's ideal for kids' small hands: there's something for everyone at monbento!
Give even more flavor to your on-the-go meals thanks to our sauce and seasoning containers! Some olives, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, some sesame seeds or even a pinch of pepper: your to-go lunches have never tasted so good! You may also have the chance of finding amongst our offers of the moment compartmented boxes, extra containers or stainless steel food boxes, to complete your meal and make it easier to take on the go. So, what are you waiting for?! Choose your favourite lunch set!