Yeti sell a variety of coolers, cups, bottles and other insulated gear but does Yeti sell food containers? Is there are Yeti food thermos that you can pack your soup, last night’s leftover chicken curry or cold food like fruit in?
Yeti does not currently sell food containers, but there are a variety of Yeti products that you can use to keep food hot or hold. Items like Yeti tumblers, mugs, bottles and jugs aren’t designed as food thermoses but are food grade stainless steel and so can be used as one.
I love Yeti gear and personally I would love to have a Yeti food container. I also don’t think it’ll be that long until Yeti releases one. Hydro Flask recently released their food containers and given the technology is the same as what is used in the tumblers/bottles I can’t see why Yeti don’t have one Yeti.
While we wait for Yeti to release a food container to keep our food warm or cold there are some Yeti products out there that are well suited to storing food just like a food thermos would. Below I’ll list them and talk about their pros and cons for storing food.
The Yeti Lowball is probably the product most suited to being used as a food container. This and the mugs we’ll talk about below.
It is a short 10 oz size but it has a wide 3.5″ opening at the top. It’s not too deep so you could easily eat food out of it with a spoon or fork.
It’s made from kitchen grade stainless steel which means it’s food safe and can handle both hot and cold food.
Like all of the products in this list the Lowball is vacuum insulated. It can keep ice for up to 24 hours and can keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours. So it’ll definitely be able to keep your leftovers warm until lunchtime.
The downsides of most of the cups and mugs on this list is there is not screw on lids that are 100% leakproof. The lowball has a mag slider lid which is splash resistant and doesn’t come off easily, but not 100% leak proof.
I personally own a Yeti Lowball and 4 years on it’s still keeping stuff cold/hot.
Yeti 14 oz Mug
The Yeti 14 oz Mug is a bit bigger and a bit wider than the Yeti Lowball. It has a 4 inch diameter opening at the top compared to just 3.5 inches in the Lowball. It can also fit 4 oz more stuff.
It’s short enough that you can easily reach the bottom with a spoon or fork and it’s made from kitchen grade stainless steel which is food safe.
It’s got vacuum insulation to keep your food warm or cold for hours at a time and the standard lid that it comes with, while not leak proof, won’t pop off easily.
It’s got a handle for easy holding and could definitely be used as a Yeti food container.
Yeti 12 oz Bottle with Hotshot Cap
The Yeti 12 oz Bottle with the hotshot cap is designed for your morning coffee brew but could just as easily be used as an insulated Yeti food container.
The best thing about this product compared to the cups and mugs I previously mentioned is that this product has a screw top lid and is 100% leakproof.
So you can fill it up with hot soup, last night’s leftovers or even use it for a cold smoothie and it’s not going to leak anywhere. You can throw it in your bag and now have to worry about spilling food in your bag, in your car or over all your stuff.
It’s made from food grade stainless steel and is vacuum insulated and can keep food hot for 12+ hours. Consider this product your Yeti Thermos.
The good thing about the 12 oz as a food container compared to other Yeti bottles is that it still has the same size 3 inch opening as other Yeti bottles but because it’s a smaller size it isn’t as deep.
Yeti Half Gallon Jug
For larger meals the Yeti half gallon jug would be the perfect large food container.
It’s got a HUGE 5.9 inch opening at the top, which gives you lots of room to reach in with your hand, fork or spoon to get your food and the lid completely seals shut making it 100% leakproof.
Like other Yeti bottles and tumblers it’s food grade stainless steel so is safe to eat out of and it has that vacuum insulation so it can keep food hot for over 12 hours!
If you’re a big eater and you want to keep a bunch of food hot for a big day at work, or a day out adventuring the the half gallon jug could be the Yeti food container you’re looking for.
It comes in a brushed stainless steel color as well as a variety of other colors.
Larger Yeti Tumblers, Mug, Bottles or Jugs
In this list I’ve recommended the sizes that I think would be best to act as food containers, but all the Yeti tumblers, mugs, bottles and jugs come in larger sizes too.
The reason I didn’t individually put them on this list is that I find they are generally a bit too deep without a large enough opening to be practically used as a Yeti food flask. They would be fine for soups and liquid meals and would be fine if you’re going to transfer your food from your flask to a bowl, but otherwise they tend to be a bit tall.
Still there are a lot of size options out there and these may suit you.
Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl
Ok ok I don’t expect you to eat food out of the Yeti dog bowl but technically you could!
They are made from 18/8 food grade stainless steel so they are safe to eat out of and they have a wide opening so you could easily eat food out of them. They also feature a non-slip base in case you’re a vigorous eater and your bowl slides all over the table haha.
It’s double walled but it doesn’t have vacuum sealed insulation. It comes in 2 different sizes, the smaller 4 cup size and the larger 8 cup size. Click here to see my full Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl writeup and review.
Ok jokes aside this is technically Yeti’s only product for eating food out of, it’s just designed for dogs not humans.
Other Quality Brand Food Containers
Given Yeti doesn’t make food containers or food thermoses you may want to consider some of the other high-quality brands out there that do sell food flasks.
Hydro Flask make 2 sizes of food containers that are food grade stainless steel and are vacuum insulated to keep the food cold or hot for hours at a time.
It comes in a 12 oz size for smaller amounts of food and snacks or a larger 24 oz size.
Hydro Flask is an extremely popular brand and their food flasks come in a variety of bright and fun colors.
Thermos Food Container
Thermos is the original vacuum insulated food container. The technology was invented back in 1892 and has been around ever since.
The brand Thermos continues to make high quality food flasks for storing food you wish to keep hot or cold.
DaCool Food Container
The DaCool food container is made from food grade stainless steel and it’s vacuum insulated to keep for hot all day long.
What I like about this container is that the plastic lid is also food grade and can double as a bowl and it comes with a folding stainless steel spoon that clips into the lid for easy storage.