8 Best Reusable Freezer Bags for Food Storage

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Good reusable freezer bags and containers are great for home cooking and food storage. You can use them to store leftovers or keep your bulk cooking organized.

Top Picks:

  1. Best Overall: Reusable PEVA Bags Assortment
  2. Best Bags for Freezer Use: Reusable Square Bottom Silicone Bags.
  3. Best for Lunches: Silicone Bento Boxes
  4. Best Budget/Starter Choice: Reusable PEVA Set of 12 Bags
  5. Great for Freezing Soups and Stews:  Stainless Steel storage bowls
  6. Best for Bulk Cooking: Silicone Freezer Containers set of 2
  7. Best Smaller Bag Set: Reusable Silicone Zip Bag Set
  8. Best Glass Set:  glass freezer containers

What To Look For In Freezer Bags and Containers

If you’re ready to switch to reusable, the first thing to know is what materials to look for.

  • Silicone: not biodegradable, but recyclable and non-toxic to the environment and to people/pets. Not all silicone items can be washed in the dishwasher. Microwave and freezer safe.
  • PEVA: a biodegradable, recyclable version of plastic that’s dishwasher safe and is very flexible. Microwave and freezer safe.
  • Glass: you can’t beat glass for eco-friendliness and a lifetime of reusability, and when it’s borosilicate, you don’t have to worry about it shattering. But it’s also heavy and not suitable for everything.
  • Stainless Steel: lightweight and eco-friendly, this material lasts for decades.

Beyond materials, your basic choices are the style of container. Do you want zipping bags? Zipping bags with a square bottom? Bowls? Boxes? Bento boxes?

There’s a lot to choose from in the reusable container world now. The bento box style is great if you’re creating a homemade freezer meal of several dishes to take to an office or school to heat and eat.

Stackable boxes can be great for storing leftovers, but you might prefer freezer bags. The single bags and containers are better if you’re freezing leftovers or bulk cooking items. You can freeze a package of soup, meat, vegetables or nearly anything.

It all depends on the size of your freezer, what you like to store, etc.

Food items in freezer bags inside freezer

Waterproof Freezer Stickers

Waterproof removable freezer stickers are essential to knowing the dates when you put each food in the freezer. You can note what the food is, when you froze it, and every date when you’ve gotten it out since.

While you can buy bags that have a space to write the contents and dates on the front, we prefer using waterproof freezer stickers. That way we can take the stickers off and reuse the bags.

Freezer stickers for freezer bags and containers

Great Food Storage Bags and Containers

Every bag or container on this list is:

  • BPA free
  • Freezer safe