I'm tired of packing my lunch in a brown paper bag with tons of ziplocs inside. Where in the DC area can I get a bento box or something similar (i.e. lots of compartments, reusable, dishwasher safe)? I have a car, so public transportation accessibility is not a problem. Please help me, Chowhounders, I want to save the trees/whatever plastic comes from! Thanks.
If you go to one of the large Korean supermarkets that also sell housewares (such as Super H Mart) you can find the asian lunch boxes/bowls which stack on top of each other. Kind of like a plastic, insulated version of an Indian tiffin box. You can also find them here.
Sunday Source did a Bento Box feature a few weeks ago with local information for getting your box: "Where to Buy A Box of Your Own" here is the link:
For the story and their suggestions: Order of the Day
For Lunch, a Bento Box Holds The Promise of Harmonic Nutrition http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
There is a place in Penn Quarter (on the yellow & green lines - archives stop) - called teaism. They are both a wonderful tea shop (gotta try the ginger scones and salty oat cookies). They also have a shop next door t& online - they sell loose tea and all things asian/related. Including bento boxes. www.teaism.com
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