Reusable Food Storage Bags to Keep Leftovers Fresh

They’re not as bulky as containers, and create less waste than disposable plastic bags.

Close up of reusable bag on a kitchen counter
A better way to bag things up.Stasher

Reusable bags aren’t all created equal. Mesh bags offer specific benefits, and some bags are better for storing lunch while others are better for storing food over a longer period of time. Are you ready to say goodbye to plastic and paper? Let’s go!

Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Food Bag, Sandwich Storage Size, 7-inch (15-ounce), Aqua
An airtight (but still easy to open) seal keeps the food inside fresh and tasty.Stasher

If you’re looking for reusable bags for packing your kids’ lunch five days a week, you’ll want something that is roughly sandwich-shaped and can take a bit of wear and tear. Look for one made of PVC-, BPA- and latex-free material with strong stitching for longer-term use.

Ecowaare Set of 15 Reusable Mesh Produce Bags,3 Sizes Washable and See-Through Grocery Bags with Colorful Tare Weight Tags,5 Small 5 Medium & 5 Large
The drawstring toggle closure makes for easier opening and closing.Ecowaare

A reusable mesh bag is great for trips to the market. You can fill them up and still see the contents inside, which will make for a faster, easier check-out. The mesh material keeps them breathable, so heat and moisture have less of a chance of getting trapped and spoiling the contents inside. A cotton weave is strong to survive frequent washings.

Reusable Storage Bags - 10 Pack BPA FREE Freezer Bags(2 Reusable Gallon Bags + 4 Leakproof Reusable Sandwich Bags + 4 THICK Reusable Snack Bags) Ziplock Lunch Bags for Food Marinate Meat Fruit Cereal
The 10-pack includes is made from food-grade polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA).Qinline

Reusable freezer bags have a number of appetizing benefits. They lock out freezer burn while keeping the contents inside fresh and flavorful. You can use them for the longer-term storage of meat, seafood, fruits, and vegetables. Just remember to only refreeze uncooked meat that was thawed in the refrigerator.