HOME > Chowhound > France >

Kind of food related question...

parisdreamer Sep 4, 2010 10:20 AM

Anyone know where I can get lunch boxes in Paris? Kids lunch boxes that is.

I want to bring home some presents for my two girls (8 and 5) and thought it would be cool to bring home some 'European' kids lunchboxes...but I am having a hard time finding anything specific on the internet and thought I would ask my fellow foodies here. I wanted to source a location before I go so I am not scouring all over Paris for days.

Any ideas? Or do the kids not take lunch to school?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. fregatte RE: parisdreamer Sep 4, 2010 01:48 PM

    Dear Parisdreamer, I'm afraid It's quite an impossible task : Children have a lunch school, but it is provided by the school (or to be more accurate by the town administration) at a canteen. You can even find the weekly menu at the door of every school, some even provide organic food.
    So lunchboxes aren't a part of our daily life in France.
    But they are available in Germany, Great- Britain ...
    You should try maybe the Galeries Lafayette departement strore : the got a whole buikding dedicated to decoration and cooking, or the Britannic store "HABITAT" (near La Madeleine).

    1 Reply
    1. re: fregatte
      v
      vielleanglaise RE: fregatte Sep 4, 2010 02:21 PM

      Apologies for being a pedant, but Habitat, British a long long time ago, now belongs to Ikea, though the Swedes are now trying to flog it.

    2. p
      Ptipois RE: parisdreamer Sep 4, 2010 02:31 PM

      French schoolchildren do not use lunchboxes... They get their lunches at school in a special refectory or they go home for meals.
      However you may find bento boxes in Paris, imported from Japan... :-)

      3 Replies
      1. re: Ptipois
        mangeur RE: Ptipois Sep 4, 2010 02:57 PM

        "You should try maybe the Galeries Lafayette departement strore : the got a whole buikding dedicated to decoration and cooking, or the Britannic store "HABITAT" (near La Madeleine)."

        I can't remember where, but it seemed to me that during the summer we fell over personal lunch carriers many times, probably in the grand magazines. Even Monoprix?

        1. re: mangeur
          p
          parisjo RE: mangeur Sep 4, 2010 03:08 PM

          I think I saw some at the little hardware store on rue Montorgeuil.

          Jo

          1. re: parisjo
            parisdreamer RE: parisjo Sep 4, 2010 04:21 PM

            Thanks everyone, that is what I figured just after I posted that thread I realized the probably get lunches at school. Some suggestions anyways that I can go take a look at.

            I am kind of looking for ones with little compartments so the bento boxes might work quite well too - but I may be able to find those locally - will have to find out first.

            Thanks again!

      Show Hidden Posts