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Bento-Style Lunchboxes

These Japanese-inspired containers make it easy to pack a variety of foods into one meal. Which one was our favorite?

What We Learned

Bento-style lunchboxes are compartmentalized containers inspired by the Japanese bento, a single-serving, portable, boxed meal that according to some sources dates back to the 12th century. In Japan, a traditional bento box commonly contained rice, pickled vegetables, and fish or meat, but today they often include a wide variety of foods—sometimes shaped and arranged to resemble car...