The 8 Best Retro Lunchboxes
We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. You can't go wrong taking your own lunch to work or school, given the myriad of unhealthy alternatives available to you. So if you're going to tote a more nutritious meal, why not do it in style in one of these vintage and retro lunchboxes. Coming in designs that will delight everyone from kids to adults, they will be conversation starters on any worksite or at any cafeteria table. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best retro lunchbox on Amazon.
8. Fender Amp Large Fun Box
Jam your way through mealtimes with this Fender Amp Large Fun Box, a lunchbox that looks just like a classic guitar amplifier. It is an officially licensed piece of Fender merchandise, so the refined and hungry musician will delight in using this fine unit.
- made with embossed cover
- could be used to store strings, picks
- rather small at 7.75" x 6.75"
|Rating||3.7 / 5.0|
7. Meat Parade Metal Lunch Box
This Meat Parade Metal Lunch Box from Accoutrements will be an instant favorite for some people and an absolute turn-off to others, this latter group including most vegetarians. Its macabre hilarious design features a group of "happy" meats marching right into the grinder.
- great as a gag gift
- vinyl decorative dangle included
- tends to fall open randomly
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
6. Stephen Joseph Lunchbox
While the Stephen Joseph Lunchbox series may have been designed with children in mind, these charming box-shaped lunch bags will steal the hearts of adults and kids alike. They will look as good carrying a lunch today as they would have 10 years ago or will a decade hence.
- moderate price tag
- multiple designs, graphics available
- offers less protection than metal boxes
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
5. VW Camper Van Lunch Bag
This VW Camper Van Lunch Bag from The Monster Factory can be used to tote along toys or eats. Its insulated lining helps keep food cool or warm, and its canvas material means a bag that's both tough and lightweight. It can also be compressed for storage or travel.
- surfboard style handle
- available in multiple colors
- dual durable zippers
|Brand||The Monster Factory|
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
4. Vandor 99270 Star Wars Tote
You could use the force to conquer your hunger, or you could just rely on the contents of this Vandor 99270 Star Wars Tote tin lunch box. It features a young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia engaging in defiance of the looming presence of Darth Vader.
- comfort contoured handle
- makes a great gift idea
- officially licensed merchandise
|Brand||Disney's Star Wars|
|Rating||4.2 / 5.0|
3. Bigfoot Sasquatch Retro Tin Lunchbox
This striking Bigfoot Sasquatch Retro Tin Lunchbox features a Sasquatch in a pose inspired by the famous (and now debunked) Patterson-Gimlin film. While Bigfoot may be nothing but myth, you can still carry along legendary lunches in this Archie McPhee lunchbox.
- fun sasquatch stats on sides
- good reviews from owners
- perfect for lunches or bigfoot evidence
|Rating||4.6 / 5.0|
2. Vandor 38070
This Vandor 38070 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" tin tote-style lunch box will appeal as much to today's youngster as it will to their Millennial and/or Generation X parent. It features the four wisecracking crusaders along with their tagline: "Heroes in a half shell."
- secure metal latch closure
- fold-flat plastic handle
- great for use or as decorative item
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|
1. Stanley Classic Lunch Box
This Stanley Classic Lunch Box would not have looked out of place in the hands of a lumberjack or steel mill worker two generations back, and it will look great toting your lunch today, too. It's made from 0.6 mm SPCD steel for superior durability and food protection.
- domed top with brackets for thermos
- small footprint but large capacity
- backed by lifetime warranty
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|