Stash your lunch in a convenient (read: easy-to-clean) bag that can be used over and over again.

By Brigitt Earley and Rebecca Carhart
Updated March 02, 2020
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Plastic sandwich and snack bags were probably a staple in your lunchbox growing up, but as people become more aware of how single-use plastic is impacting our environment, these storage bags are becoming increasingly less popular. Thankfully, much like grocery bags and straws, there are now better reusable alternatives on the market that are not only more eco-friendly, but will also save you money in the long run.

While these handy storage bags are designed to be used over and over again, some are easier to clean and hold up longer than others. So to help you find the best reusable sandwich bags for your needs, we’ve turned to reviews from real customers who have purchased and used these products for themselves. These best-selling items not only have near-perfect ratings, but they also have countless glowing reviews between them.

Whether you’re looking for sturdy silicone bags, options that stand up on their own, or cute printed cloth versions, these reusable products will allow you to store your food in a safe and eco-friendly way. Keep reading to shop the eight reusable sandwich bags customers love the most.

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These sleek reusable bags by Stasher are made from pure non-toxic platinum silicone, so they’re completely free of any BPA, PVC, and latex and totally safe to throw in the dishwasher or microwave. The cute baggies feature a pinch-lock seal that keeps food safely inside, and there are 12 different colors and prints to choose from, so you’re sure to find an option that suits your style.

The handy storage baggies are so popular they have earned themselves an impressive 4.3-star rating with more than 1,300 reviews. One happy customer called them, “such a brilliant product,” before adding, “I love that these are cute, dishwasher safe and going to help the planet-not in that order! So easy to use and clean, they are going to replace any plastic bags going forward for packed lunches.”

To buy: $12; amazon.com.

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Looking for a way to make lunchtime more enjoyable for your kids? These printed sandwich bags from Langsprit are adorable and easy for little ones to open and zip up. Made from a durable waterproof fabric, they feature fun cartoon patterns like hedgehogs, planets, and seahorses that every child is sure to love. The baggies are can be easily wiped clean or run through the dishwasher and are fully lined with food-safe materials.

The kid-friendly pouches have earned themselves a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, with one customer writing, “These are really cute bags. They don’t leak, the construction is really good with quality zippers and sturdy seams, and the fabrics are very cute. We use for sandwiches, cut fruit and veggies, Little Debbie type dessert cakes, and things like that.”

To buy: $10 for a set of three; amazon.com.

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These Qualeap reusable bags feature a flat bottom so you can stand them up for added convenience. Along with a double-zipper enclosure that helps keep the food inside incredibly fresh, the airtight baggies are also PVC-free, lead-free, and BPA-free. Each set comes with seven bags (two large, two medium, and three small) so you’ll always have the perfect-size option on hand.

Many customers love the durable design of the bags, while others can’t stop raving about how much they can hold. “The stand-up design is a great idea. It can store much more food than the same size of other baggies. These can completely replace disposable sandwich bags and can be used for a variety of things including food and for traveling,” said one shopper.

To buy: $18 for a set of seven; amazon.com.

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With this eco-friendly cloth option by Yummi Pouch, your sandwich’s carrying case will be just as unique as your taste in food. The cloth baggies are machine-washable and come in a variety of bold prints that are sophisticated enough for adults to carry to the office. What’s more? They boast a durable zipper that won’t break or snag.

The reusable bags are so popular among shoppers, they have earned themselves a coveted Amazon’s Choice recommendation. “Love these and have just ordered two more sets. Use them for chips and snacks in my husband's lunches each day. Things do not seem to go stale in them. I make his lunch at night and he says the food is good when he eats midday the next day. Wash and dry well. I put them in the washer and dryer but have also hand washed with my dishes. Works well either way. Very pleased,” said one customer.

To buy: $15 for a set of three; amazon.com.

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These see-through sandwich bags by Clever4You look just like their disposable counterparts, so you can easily see the contents inside. And their durable, air-tight seal means your lunch will stay fresh for hours. Plus, the bags are also waterproof so you don’t have to worry about anything leaking out—and they won’t be easily punctured like single-use plastic bags, either. Each set comes with five bags in the same 7.08 x 8.66-inch size, along with a free standing baggy rack that helps keep them open and upright.

More than 220 Amazon customers have given the five-piece set a 4.6-star rating. “I am very impressed with these bags,” raved one shopper. “They were much bigger than I expected. I have used them for all sorts of different foods, both in the refrigerator and the freezer and I have never had any leaking issues. Plus they are super easy to clean and good for the environment by being reusable!”

To buy: $9 for a set of five (Originally $14); amazon.com.

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These reusable bags by HeyHome are made with natural unprocessed burlap that’s lined with a water-resistant, food-safe nylon fabric. The environmentally-friendly baggies boast a self-adhesive hook and loop closure, and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. They are also the best bang for your buck, as you can snag a set of 10 bags for just $13.

“The bags are sturdy and much thicker than I expected them to be. I use these instead of snack and sandwich bags. They are easy to clean and has a creative shut. I put them in the dishwasher but let them dry out afterwards in the drainboard. Since the interior of the bag is waterproof, don't have to worry about getting your hands dirty when you are eating, l love them,” said one shopper.

To buy: $9 for a set of 10; amazon.com.

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In the market for reusable bags that can also be stored in the freezer? Check out this four-piece set of bags from Homelux. Each bag in the set boasts a leakproof closure so you can store soups, stocks, sauces, and other liquids in them. You can also write on the clear bags with a dry erase marker to keep track of what’s inside and what day you made it.

The best part? The bags come with a lifetime warranty, so if you aren’t completely satisfied, the company will buy them back from you. The handy bags boast a 4.6-star rating from more than 460 reviews. “I have been using the bags for freezer and fridge storage, kids’ lunches and sous vide. They seal better and are more durable than plastic bags. Being able to clean them in the dishwasher is a real plus too. They will also be considerably less expensive over time than buying box after box of plastic bags. Highly recommended,” raved one shopper.

To buy: $21 for a set of four (Originally $37); amazon.com.

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These darling reusable bags by Bumkins feature a zippered top that keeps crumbs in and a single-ply construction, which means you don’t have to worry about any mold or fungus growing between layers of fabric. You can even toss them in the washing machine or dishwasher for a thorough cleaning between uses. With a 4.6-star rating and more than 900 customer reviews, these are one of the most beloved reusable bags at Amazon, and customers say they are as cute as they are functional. (There are 26 different color combinations and patterns to choose from.)

“These Bumkins sandwich and snack bags are fantastic,” raved one shopper. “I ordered this one first to see if it would suit our needs. I liked it so much I ordered 3 more! This sandwich bag is made of the same water resistant, easy to clean material as the Bumkins bibs (which I also loved). After use you can pop these into the dishwasher and they clean up as good as new. You could also rinse these in the sink with soap and water. Just hang to dry and they're ready to go again the next day!”

To buy: $8 for a set of two; amazon.com.