We love tiffin boxes. In Britain and India a “tiffin” refers to a light lunch or a snack. Today in Southern India, “tiffin” it refers mostly to smaller snacks like dosas or idli. Traditionally, tiffins were carried in tiffin boxes or dabbas, compartmentalized steel carriers that locked together. Today in Mumbai there is even a complicated system involving a delivery service of tiffin boxes from the homes of workers to their office.
Like bento boxes, Tiffins are an awesome way to pack an eco-friendly lunch. If you are in the market for a tiffin box, you can find some great styles online at Amazon, UncommonGoods and Design Within Reach. Happy Tiffin even has colorful models.