The Best Lunch Bags for Adults

Transport your midday meal in style

A reusable 'brown bag' made out of waxed canvas is just one of your chic options.
A reusable 'brown bag' made out of waxed canvas is just one of your chic options.Amazon

Who says kids are the only ones who get to have dedicated lunch bags? Taking your lunch to work, school, or on a picnic doesn’t have to be a drag. Ditch those crumpled paper sacks and flimsy plastic grocery bags—neither are great for transporting food or keeping it cold or warm anyway. Here are four grown-up lunch bags we love for their functionality, convenience, and style.

Marlowe Wax Canvas Lunch Bag

Marlowe's Wax Canvas Lunch Tote
Do you live in Brooklyn and pickle your own vegetables? These bags were made for you.Amazon

If the good 'ol days of lunch-taking remain a nostalgic wonder, then this is the lunch bag for you. Marlowe's wax canvas lunch tote is a sturdy, waterproof version of the paper sacks of yesteryears. The bag comes in eight different colors and even includes a pocket for slipping in a lunch note, if that's your thing. Once you've filled the tote with your lunch and snacks, simply roll the top down.

Srise Insulated Lunch Bag

Srise Insulated Lunch Bag
A lunch bag, but make it fashion.Amazon

This insulated tote by Srise looks more like a purse than a traditional lunch bag. In fact, you wouldn't even be able to tell that it's holding food. It has sturdy handles and handy front and back pockets that leave lots of nooks and crannies for tucking food. You don't have to worry about spills, either: the cloth is waterproof.

Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag

Yeti Daytrip lunch bag
From the brand behind the best coolers comes this reliable lunch bag.Amazon

From the brand that brought you the crème de la crème of coolers comes this bag that's sure to give your lunch the golden treatment. The Yeti Daytrip lunch bag, which comes in three colors, is a fold-and-go-style bag. The insulation on the inside is guaranteed to keep either cold or hot food the proper temperature for hours.

SoYoung Lunch Poche Bag

SoYoung lunch poche bag
It’s made for picnics in the park.Amazon

This lunch bag comes with a long strap that allows you to wear it as a crossbody or messenger bag, making it perfect for lunches that are slightly more long distance—think picnics at the park or the beach. The linen exterior is also machine-washable, as long as you remove the aluminum insert first. And don't forget to take advantage of that back pocket to pack cutlery or napkins!