VIvian grunts and boxes when I put her food down - I can't put the food down fast enough before she tries to box it out of my hand. So now I just drop the greens down, and she'll box them as they drop. LOL.I'm okay with that, but she doesn't bite anymore so that's the difference. She gets very nutty though with treats, circles all around my feet, will chew on my pant leg, do a very light nip sometimes - (she hasn't bitten anyone in two years) and so I trained her to circle in front of me and wait. That helped a lot.
It would make sense that your bunny may have aggressive tendencies if he was starved before. You can try and train him via clicker or ?? to be rewarded for staying calm before food is given to him. He also could have begun to learn that he gets his food right away when he is like this and then by attacking the bowl, he can get the food all over the place, making it easier to eat. (Some bunnies tips their bowls just for that reason).
If you are not familiar with clicker training, you can still try train by rewarding positive behavior. I think using thick gloves that he can't bit through might be a good idea during this. You can try to hand him food, but as soon as he lunges pull away, or curl the food up in your hand. If he lunges and bites, then do not react at all, but don't give him the food. If he continues to bite your gloved hand, then pull away. The first time that he goes just calmly sniffs, then give him the food. Repeat this over the next week or so and see if that improves. I do recommend though that he gets some food in him before you train him otherwise if he's VERY hungry, it could make training harder as he will for sure be more aggressive and at FIRST, you want to catch him when he is calm, and reward him for that behavior.
Here's a video of Vivian after I trained her to do a circle in front of me, instead of getting nutty all around my feet. She learned this within a few days of a few minutes of training each day. I have heard that "aggressive" bunnies are very smart - I don't know about that really, but in Vivian's case, it is true! (of course, I am biased