What Do You Use to Carry Lunch to Work?

Hi all,

I'm looking at different methods to carry and transport food for lunch to work. I have numerous recommendations in using insulated containers like the Thermos or Zojirushi containers but I would like to know what Ozbargain uses and what is most economical and effective for you?

Thanks

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    Depends what my lunch is…
    I guess you're looking to transport hot food - soup, casserole, left overs?

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      Yes, mainly to carry left overs or meals prepped on Sundays.

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        I just use a glass container… i have a microwave at work.

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    Glass food storage container in a plastic shopping bag (in case of leaks) in my backpack

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      That’s what I do too! But been wfh, minus plastic bag and backpack.

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      This is the way.

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    A Plate, coz wfh

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      You eat at your desk? Trying to impress the virtual boss too?

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    You need to give examples of the food you wish to carry, and any facilities you have available at work.
    Otherwise, gladwrap a jam sandwich is equally valid as arrange a tiffin walla to deliver 4 courses.

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      I'm a telecommunications technician so it is dependent on the location I'll be visiting/working at on the day with some not having access to a microwave or fridge. I'd like to ideally transport soup with rice if possible but have heard that some of the basic glass and Tupperware containers do leak hence why I'm looking to see what others recommend.

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        Leaking is going to be a problem if you need to just chuck in a bag. I got a soup container the size of a large deep bowl with a screw on lid that was good. But I also found brand name screw down items (e.g. thermos) that leaked slightly.
        Do you work from a van or something where you could stash a pot and a gas burner? I knew a guy who had almost a mini camping kitchen in his van who did fibre splicing.

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    Depends on what you do for a job and what’s available at your workplace. Tradies need esky-like qualities from their food transport equipment but office workers usually have a fridge available to them.

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    My Ubereats rider usually carries it in those massive backpacks…..but seriously, generally a Tupperware or glass container and nuke it at work. Don't go too cheap with this sort of stuff or you'll pay in leakage. The good stuff will last forever too, just take a look at how much original Tupperware is still getting around.

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    I have one of these:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.snapde...

    However you need a committed girlfriend (Japanese/Korean preferably), who will cater for you. There are four compartments, usually some noodle based dish, or rice with curry, even sushi. A salad. Perhaps some small omelette spices and kimchi. Some miso soup and snack food like almonds and sunflower seeds, even prawn crackers.

    Just beware - you're coworkers will be very jealous. And if you are working in the field, put it in an esky with some ice bricks.

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      However you need a committed girlfriend (Japanese/Korean preferably), who will cater for you

      Strange…the advertisement for these don't list that as a requirement. Normally it's just stuff like doing put in a dishwasher :)

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        I guess Laos didn’t work out for him.

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          Laos girlfriends will put mashed lizards and bitter tasting soups in there - and salads so spicy they'll burn your head off. Although you may occasionally get some bbq chicken with an anchovy sauce. Frogs are a delicacy as a near term duck eggs with fetuses in them. Ant eggs are also on the menu, and their home brew rice wine is actually quite good - although it glows green in the dark, which you don't mind too much after a glass or two.

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    Tiffins

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    Mix of lock n lock containers and IKEA ones. Ikea's is fairly affordable, given how expensive lock n lock can be, or even the Smash/Sistema ones from the supermarkets when not on special.

    Can't say I've noticed leaking, but I'm usually careful to keep them upright. Don't use insulated containers as there's a microwave at work.

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    Glass food container from Kmart… several sizes to choose from… so much more better than plastic - easy to clean, no odours and doesn't stain .. :)