Food  |  Parenting

These Kids’ Packed Lunches Are Almost Too Adorable To Eat

Well done, parents.

Kids’ lunches these days have gotten an upgrade from hastily made PB&Js and juice boxes tossed into brown paper bags, to Instagram-worthy works of art (we’re only slightly jealous of the pirate lunchbox treasure map). Here are some of the cutest—and healthiest—kids’ lunches out there.


Oh, oh it’s magic.


A whimsical woodlands.


Packed with superstar snacks.


X marks the spot (of an awesome lunch).


Pandas make everything awesome.




Bento snuggle buddies.

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Parenting writer

Nevin Martell is a parenting, food, and travel writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Saveur, Men’s Journal, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, and many other publications. He is author of seven books, including It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, the travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, and the small-press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip. When he isn’t working, he loves spending time with his wife and their four-year-old son, who already runs faster than he does.