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Bento Box supplies in Vancouver?

hotdish Jan 2, 2010 05:40 AM

I am looking to start making Bento boxes for my children for school lunches and was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy the boxes as well as the cute picks and shape cutters?

  1. TheHungerStruck Jan 7, 2010 10:08 AM

    I went to Daiso in Richmond recently trying to find Bento supplies and I just found there selection to be too cheap and they were all fairly small. I like bentos to fit together and would rather not get lots of individual boxes etc. While a bit on the pricy side my favorite are still the Laptop Lunch boxes which you have to order online http://www.laptoplunches.com/.

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      gourmet wife Jan 4, 2010 08:35 AM

      There's a place called Murato (I think) on West Broadway, btwn Main and Cambie that carries japanese dishes. As well, on the ground floor of Aberdeen Centre, can't remember of the name, not Daiso.

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      1. re: gourmet wife
        fmed Jan 4, 2010 08:47 AM

        That's Utsuwa-No-Yakata, IIRC. They have real lacquered bento boxes and pottery there.

        1. re: fmed
          Sam Salmon Jan 4, 2010 09:52 AM


      2. el_lobo_solo Jan 2, 2010 03:38 PM

        There's also a place like Daiso in Tinseltown. I think it's called "Yokohama".

        1. waver Jan 2, 2010 08:44 AM

          Daiso in Richmond is the best place to look, that I know of, but I'll be interested to see what other responses you get. They have a good selection of goofy and/or practical boxes, chopsticks, napkins and those things that look like muffin cup liners. A warning though, a lot of the boxes don't stand up well to the dishwasher.
          Have you seen some of the crazy bento websites? Wow, beyond me for lunches, but super fun.

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          1. re: waver
            fmed Jan 2, 2010 09:52 AM

            Daiso, Fujiya, H-Mart, and Gourmet Warehouse are your best bets.

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