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uwsgrazer Nov 28, 2011 02:38 PM

I thought I saw something that had colorful little rubbery holders to contain things like fruit salad, dressings, etc. for people who take their lunch to work. I thought I saw it at muji, but they made it seem as if they don't stock this, when I called.

Has anyone seen something like this? I thought it would make a good Christmas gift.

  1. Cheeryvisage Nov 28, 2011 02:43 PM

    Sunrise Mart should sell these bento boxes, but only offers maybe 2-3 styles.

    If you want to check online, visit http://en.bentoandco.com . They have so many different designs and sizes!

    Lock&Lock should also sell bento boxes. I *think* theirs are airtight and watertight. http://www.locknlockplace.com/index.p...

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    Sunrise Mart
    494 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

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      uwsgrazer Dec 1, 2011 09:49 PM

      I did check out the Sunrise Mart in Soho. You're right, the selection was fairly limited, but I did buy a couple of different-sized containers that I think should be quite functional. Thanks for the lead.

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      Sunrise Mart
      494 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: Cheeryvisage
        Jennalynn Dec 11, 2011 09:07 AM

        I have the Lock & Lock bento. It IS airtight and watertight. I love them.

      2. iluvcookies Nov 29, 2011 08:58 AM

        Check the Container Store... they sell tons of this kind of stuff.
        Or a place like Kam Man on Canal or H Mart on W32nd.

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        Han Ah Reum
        25 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

        Kam Man
        200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

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          uwsgrazer Dec 1, 2011 09:56 PM

          Wow, Container Store has a ridiculous variety of stuff. I'll have to check out Kam Man next time I'm in Chinatown. I'm not familiar with H Mart and the website didn't have details for a W 32nd location, unless I completely missed it.

          In case anyone else is interested in compartmentalized containers to transport lunch, etc., muji actually does have little rubber containers that can be placed inside their sealable containers. MoMA also sells a container that can be used for sandwiches or other foods; it comes with a couple of small separate containers. It's bright green (I think) and very fun-looking

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          25 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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            uwsister Dec 1, 2011 10:09 PM

            I don't think H Mart has much of a selection - they may stock some, but their cookware section is very, very small. At least the one in Manhattan anyway - bigger ones like the ones in Edison, Teaneck, etc. probably have a better selection. Mitsuwa in Edgewater is probably worth checking out too.

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              rose water Dec 2, 2011 05:12 AM

              I have this container, which I saw recently at the MoMA store, but have seen around the city in cutesy homeware-type places: http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Box%20Appetit%20Lunch%20Container_10451_10001_69138_-1_26669_26670_69139

              What I also have, and prefer, is the Zorijushi Ms. Bento: http://www.lunchboxes.com/ms-bento.html which I'm pretty sure I saw for sale at the Japanese Culinary Center near Grand Central. Much more seal tight, and less bulky (though heavier) than the square one.

              1. re: rose water
                Cheeryvisage Dec 2, 2011 05:19 AM

                You can also buy the Zojizushi Mr./Ms. Bento's at Amazon. In fact, a search for "bento box" on Amazon should yield a pretty good number of results.

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                  coasts Dec 9, 2011 03:58 PM

                  I just gave the one from moma as a gift for secret santa. Hope it was well received.

            2. brancron Dec 2, 2011 05:13 AM

              Dean and Deluca in SoHo had some very nice ones last time I was there.

              1. Phil Ogelos Dec 2, 2011 06:18 AM

                There's a very unprepossessing place that, to my untrained eye, has a vast collection of Japanese food-related stuff -it's on 45th (or maybe 46th) on the south side of the street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues; what they don't have, they tell me, might be found at Makari, at 97 Third Avenue, around 13th Street (near Momofuku!)

                The Indians call what you're looking for a "tiffin" -if you don't have a tiffinwallah, maybe you can find what you need in CurryHill.

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                  uwsgrazer Dec 8, 2011 08:17 PM

                  Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. I almost got the cute and fun green sandwich box from MoMA, but I opted instead for some containers I saw at Sur La Table. They're not nearly as cute as the MoMA one, but they seem more functional, and are much more reasonably priced. They're made by a New Zealand company called Sistema.

                  http://www.sistema.co.nz/shop/Sistema...

                  I just realized I forgot to check out Dean & DeLuca. Oh well, next time.

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                  Sur La Table
                  75 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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                    PesachBenSchlomo Dec 9, 2011 07:23 AM

                    Sistema's whole line is on Amazon.com, where the prices may be better.

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                      uwsgrazer Dec 11, 2011 08:47 AM

                      Thanks. I did a quick check and somewhat surprisingly, but happily, found that the prices were pretty comparable. That said, Amazon showed a 4-for-the-price-of-3 where I could have saved a few dollars. Something to keep in mind for the future, I suppose.

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