The Essentials for Storing Food On-The-Go

Written by Vivian Chung

Whether you’re opting for takeout on a road trip or for a hike, these items will help transport your food to your destination for optimal enjoyment. Aside from keeping your food fresh, transferring your takeout to one of these lightweight and highly transportable storage solutions will help keep your chicken noodle soup piping hot, as well as pasta salads cool. Plus, whether for car camping trips, picnics at the beach, or even bringing lunch into the office, these leakproof essentials will also keep your car clean.

Stasher Bowls

The new Stasher Bowls are a simple and lightweight solution to transporting food on the go. Plus, with a flat bottom and leak-free Pinch-Loc® seal, it’s easy to enjoy your meal right out of them.

These reusable platinum silicone bags are also convenient to store, as they can be compressed and nestled within each other before slipping them back into your pack. For longer drives, these bowls can be turned into ice packs by freezing water in them and tossing them into your cooler before taking off.

S’well Stainless Steel Food Bowl

Thoughtfully designed with a built-in prep bowl, this stainless steel food bowl allows you to prep your salads, yogurt parfaits, and oatmeal before transferring them into the vacuum-insulated exterior bowl to keep the food colder or hotter. This S’well food bowl has the ability to keep food cold for up to 11 hours, and hot for up to seven.

In addition to being freezer and dishwasher friendly, the inner prep bowl is also microwave safe, giving you the option to pack cold leftovers and warm them up wherever you have microwave access.

Contigo Luxe Autoseal

For road trippers who like to make consistent coffee stops, this Contigo Luxe Autoseal is one of the easiest drink tumblers to use single-handed. The tumbler’s latch-free and the lid open with the press of a button.

There’s even a lock to prevent the sipping hole from opening too, making this tumbler absolutely leak-proof. It fits snugly into the cupholder, making this a mess-free and easily accessible tumbler for drivers. The stainless steel double-wall vacuum insulation of this tumbler allows it to keep drinks hot for up to five hours or cold for up to 12.

Yeti Roadie 24

Depending on factors like the weather and where the cooler’s stored, this top of the line Roadie 24 can hold ice for days on end, keeping your food fresh for an extended period of time. And sporting a slim and sleek design, the aptly named Roadie 24 is designed especially for road trips, and tucks neatly behind the driver or passenger seat without those in the backseat feeling squished.

At a height of 33 cm, the cooler’s designed so that it’s tall enough to accommodate most standard bottles of wine and two-Litre pop bottles so that they’re chilled when you reach your destination. Despite its compact size, this cooler’s sturdy, and with the help of its anti-skid feet, makes for a secure seat to sit on while you enjoy the contents of the cooler.

Transporting flimsy boxes of takeout on a long road trip or to a beach can get messy. But transferring your food and drinks to one of these spillproof storage solutions ensures you reach your destination mess-free, with your goodies still at their optimal temperatures.