I take a bagel to work every day. I wrap it in a plastic bag, but this isn't great, it usually gets a bit squashed in my backpack.

Is there something that I could use to transport my bagel to work that will prevent this happening? It must be:

  • Not much larger than the bagel - I don't want it rattling around, and there's not much spare room in my backpack
  • Not smaller than the bagel - It mustn't squash it
  • Have a hard exterior - To prevent squashing by other things in the bag

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This one from Tupperware carries bagels. You can look for "bagel container" or similar terms to get more results on similar products. Tupperware bagel container on Amazon

A peek of what it looks like: enter image description here


Carry them in one of the round boxes blank CD-roms come in sometimes.

Blank cdroms

  • More like 'inside the box' amirite :^)
    – Just Do It
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 15:52
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    Could this leech chemicals from the plastic into my food?
    – fredley
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 20:44
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    If you want something quick, dirty, and with a chance of poison in your food, get a lifehack. If you want something that has been tested, verified and produced to be safe for food, get something built for the purpose. =p
    – Elva
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 21:29
  • If I was concerned about chemicals, I would cut the "peg" from inside the container. Then, I'd keep my bagel wrapped in that baggie, and use the CD holder to prevent bagged-and-sealed bagel from getting squished.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 2:22

Tupperware and similar brands have a wide selection of plastic containers. You can probably find one the right size for a bagel.


Have you ever made a book safe? You can make a book safe and stow the bagel inside it; however, I would wrap the bagel in handiwrap or something before putting it in the book safe to avoid ink, paper fragments, or anything else from getting on to my bagel.

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