“Bento” is a Japanese term referring to a meal in a container that is eaten outside the home.
Deeply set in the Japanese food culture, they come in a variety of shapes and colors. Bentos can be used anywhere: in the train, at work, on a walk, in the park… the possibilities are limitless.
The Japanese use them every day to carry their homemade lunches to work or for their kids to eat at school.
Moving on from the well-known kawaii bentos, Anglo-Saxon countries have embraced the bento thanks to its nutritious and stylish appeal. The bento box combines fashion, practicality and the freedom of eating what and where you want.
Food lovers can give free rein to their creativity and their taste buds. For those who are new to the bento world, you can have fun decorating your meal and share your delicious, if not beautiful, masterpieces with friends, family and co-workers.
Eco-friendly and reusable, bento boxes are a perfect alternative to disposable packaging. As you can keep the leftovers from your lunch, you avoid wasting food.
Your new bento will save you time and money. What are you waiting for? Get preparing and carrying your own meals! It is fun, easy and quite honestly addicting. Once you get started, take a look around the bento community and you will find new an endless supply of new ideas to try.