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When workers and children around the world sit down to eat lunch, many open a lunchbox and dig in with chopsticks, forks and knives, a spoon, or their hands. While some bring a lunchbox to save money, others do it out of tradition or for convenience when on the go.
Whether on a plane, train, or bus, travelers can eat like locals by ordering one of these lunch boxes at restaurants, storefronts, train stations, and airports.
From elaborate edible art carefully placed in colorful, plastic bento boxes in Japan to spicy curries lovingly prepared by family members and packed into aluminum tiffins in India, these lunchboxes are sure to inspire noon-time lunch cravings.
Check out these lunchboxes around the world and then tell us in the comments section what you like to pack for lunch. Also, make sure to re-pin your favorite packed lunches on The Daily Meal’s Travel Pinterest board.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.