6 Sustainable Containers Too Pretty to Leave Behind

6 Sustainable Containers Too Pretty to Leave Behind

Upgrade your takeout lunch or dinner presentation with these beautiful storage options

Going out to takeaway or “dabao” lunch or dinner again? Why not invest in one of these pretty and functional takeaway containers that’s not only better for your delicious Prawn Noodle Soup lunch or nourishing Chicken Tinola dinner, but also saves your money and the environment? That’s right, you don’t have to fork out loose change for single-use plastic containers anymore when you carry these easy-to-use food boxes out. In the little country island of Singapore alone, an extra 1,334 tonnes of plastic waste was generated during their Circuit Breaker. In Thailand, plastic waste in April 2020 alone rose by 62%. Upgrade those flimsy plastic containers with these amazing storage options below and everyone (including mother nature) will thank you for it. 

1. BANFANG Split Lunch Box

BANFANG Split Lunch Boxes. Photo: Bangfang

We love these minimalist BANFANG Split Lunch Boxes that’s perfect for a variety of meals. The partitions makes it great for economical rice takeaways, as you can place your favorite Sweet and Sour Chicken on one side and healthy dose of Stir-Fried Dragon Chives & Beansprouts on the other, with your rice. These pretty containers are leak-proof (don’t we all hate spillage in our nice bags?) and microwavable (don’t forget to remove the lid for this), providing both portability and convenience in your busy day. Choose from 7 different designs to match your lifestyle, and say goodbye to single-use plastic containers forever!

2. BANFANG Stainless Steel Soup Flask

BANFANG Stainless Steel Soup Flask. Photo: Bangfang

When it’s raining and miserable outside, sometimes we all crave some piping hot Soup Buntut (Oxtail Soup) or Healthy Broccoli Spinach Soup. Many single-use containers are ill-fitted to store freshly made soups and gravies, as they are not leak-proof and insulated. We’ve all had unpleasant incidences where our precious hot soup started leaking through our plastic bags on the way home, leaving us with a cold puddle of broth upon arriving home. Save yourself the pain of transporting hot or cold non-solid foods such as the aromatic Sayur Lodeh or Tantalizing Tangy Rasam by investing in a sleek BANFANG Stainless Steel Soup Flask. These matt-finished thermal flasks come in 500 ML or  800 ML sizes, making it family-friendly for small households. We like the little built-in handle in the side, making it so much easier to carry around. It even comes with a foldable spoon, and its stainless steel interior makes it a breeze to clean. The fantastic part is that you can even cook food on the go with this versatile thermal flask – simply add boiling hot water to rice, leave it for a couple of hours (perhaps you can make it in the morning to take to work?), and you can enjoy a sumptuous Chicken Arroz Caldo or Keto Cauliflower Porridge during your lunch break.   

3. Mandari 500ml Spiral Stainless Steel Thermal Mug

Mandari 500ml Spiral Stainless Steel Thermal Mug. Photo: Mandari

Speaking of cold weather or under-the-weather days, how about a Soothingly Warm Luo Han Guo Tea or Incredibly Invigorating Golden Milk With Ginger & Almond? Enjoy these warming beverages (you can even upsize them or order two) from your twisty Mandari 500ml Spiral Stainless Steel Thermal Mug. There’s 4 different eye-catching patterns to choose from, and every one of them is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel. They are definitely easier to hold than your conventional thermal flasks, with the spiral design adding grip and a cool aesthetic look to it. It fits in your typical car cup holders, so you can literally enjoy your hot coffee or tea on the go! 

4. Bento Box with Spoon and Chopsticks

Bento Box with Spoon and Chopsticks. Photo: Seller/ Lazada

For Mee Goreng Mamak or Dan Dan Noodles lovers, this Bento Box with Spoon and Chopsticks is a one-size-fits-all solution to takeaway or healthy home-cooked meals. This calm blue or sunny yellow (pick your favorite) partitioned lunch box has a flushed slot to hold a set of metal chopsticks and spoon, and doubles up as a phone holder for your well-loved YouTube or Netflix series! The extra partitions is an excuse to add a serving of Healthy Fruit Salad, crunchy Pisang Nugget or even some collagen-rich Snow Fungus Dessert. Whether you are packing a hearty lunch for your kid to take to school or dining in at the office, this bento box has it all for an enjoyable one-person meal.

5. Lock & Lock Cup with Straw

Lock & Lock Cup with Straw. Photo: Lock & Lock

Need to add some sparkle to your life or your friends’ lives? This starry Lock & Lock Straw Cup is a great way to bring some cheer to those who are feeling down. The twisting, silicon sealed lids ensure that your refreshing Thai Iced Tea or addictive Bubble Tea stays in on throughout your journey, while a well-fitted straw gives you the pleasure of slurping it up on the go or at home. If sparkly isn’t your cup of tea, there are also polished black and pink alternatives to choose from. There’s even a quirky lemon one for those who love their sour fruit juices!

6. Multi-Layer Stainless Steel Bento Box

Multi-Layer Stainless Steel Bento Box. Photo: Seller / Lazada

If you have an extended or large family to “dabao” or takeaway for, this Multi-Layer Stainless Steel Bento Box will fit everyone’s preferred meal option of the day, all in a single stack. Tiffins or dabbas are commonly used containers in Asia to bring meals out or home, and we cannot agree more on how useful it is, especially during lockdown times. Pack a nutritious Pho Bo (Beef Pho) for Pho lovers in one layer, a Heavenly Sweet and Spiced Lempeng Bawang for sharing in another – there’s definitely enough space for everyone’s orders! Carry it by the handle and don't worry about any spills, each layer is sealed with a double-clasp lock on both sides of it and it's leak-proof. If you're storing piping hot food, there's also a see-saw button that you can push down to pop out a vent and let out some air so they don't sweat (that's useful for fried food or steamed buns). 

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