A short and incomplete history of the tiffin: Tiffins (or dabbas) have their origins in India where people use them to take their home-cooked lunch with them for a fulfilling midday meal. The word itself and practice of taking an afternoon break for a meal or light snack was heavily influenced by English colonizers in India in the mid 1800s.
Tiffin culture has since spread all over the country where lunch consists of a selection of local delicacies and the tiffin's compartments help keep them separated. You might have heard of the Bombay (Mumbai) dabbawalas (or tiffin walas) - from Monday through Saturday, tiffins are delivered in mass by bike or cart to workers across the city.
Tiffins are now being seen all over the world as they provide a convenient, mess-free, and most importantly - a plastic-free lunch.
These tiffins are double walled, compartmentalized food storage container and lunch box. Keeps food hot or cold for hours. Take it with you to school, work, or on picnics. Made from #202 food grade stainless steel. Each compartment can be placed on the stove top or in the oven.
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Available in two layers or three layers.
Tiffin Size: 14 cm / 5.5" in diameter
Care: Wash with warm water and soap. Dishwasher Safe.