We first learned about stainless steel bento boxes while racing a Rickshaw across India to raise money for the Cool Earth foundation.
During this 3 week adventure we raced across 2,500km in the Brooklyn Dodger Rickshaw. We zig-zagged our way through remote villages on roads that were either unpaved or riddled with potholes.
For a couple of Brooklyn guys, this was not an issue. We've been training on the Belt Parkway and Atlantic Ave for years.
Midway through our adventure we passed through a rural town on the edge of the Rajasthan Desert, and this is where we met Neeraj.
Neeraj is a local guy who graced us with his presents while we fixed our Rickshaw on the side of "his" road. Super nice guy, and funny!
After much debate and lots of laughs he insisted on trading his bento box for my shirt (yes, he took the shirt off my back). It was a fair trade. It was a nice shirt.
Fast forward and I'm back in Brooklyn eating out of a metal box… and loving it.
It did not take long before we realized everyone loved this bento box. And everyone wanted one; from our co-workers to our childhood friends to strangers in Prospect Park. (Even my ex-boss who had horrible taste liked this thing.)
That’s when we decided to begin manufacturing an authentic stainless steel bento box from India and bring it home to Brooklyn, N.Y. for all to enjoy.
Welcome to Bklyn Bento! We truly love this product, and hope you do too!
Our only regret throughout this journey is not knowing how to contact Neeraj.
We know he would get a kick out of this.
First off, choosing to use a 100% Stainless Steel Food Container (whether it's our brand or someone else's) over disposable plastic is a good thing... for you, me and our sweet %@&#* planet.
As for our Bklyn Bento box, it's 20% LARGER than most bento boxes.
Does that mean it's HUGE???
No, not really. If you eat like a bear, even this large size might be too small. That said, most will find it's a perfect size to pack a nice size lunch.
The following are the capacity dimensions for the Bklyn Bento box:
Bottom Compartment holds: 2-1/8 Cups
Middle Compartment holds: 2 Cups
Top Compartment holds: 1-1/8 Cups
It's also worth noting that just like you; I too love a good hot bowl of soup every now and then. Unfortunately, this Bento Box is not built to hold liquids (sorry about that).
That's because we chose not to use any plastic or rubber sealant, and therefor it's Not Leak Proof (no issues with moist foods like cottage cheese, fruit, salad dressing, etc.). The trade-off to not being Liquid Leak Proof is our Bklyn Bento box is 100% FREE of all Plastic, PVC and PBAs.
We feel that's a good trade off. You'll have to stick with your thermos when craving a soup lunch.
Thanks for taking the time to understand our product. We love it. Hope you do too.