The weekend (and onset of summer) has put us in the mind for simple pleasures, like packing a light lunch and dining in the park. And these very modern bento boxes (shown here in both meal and appetizer sizes) from the UK’s Black & Blum would be a pretty good reason to do so.
Sturdy, compartmentalized, with see-through plastic lid, these smartly designed boxes are made from BPA-free polypropylene, and divided to include a removable inner dish which can be microwaved separately, if needed, while keeping the rest of the meal cold. In true bento box tradition, there’s also a built-in spot for holidng soy sauce (or any condiment), and a fork, which stays put via a lid clip, comes along for the ride.
With such a compact, airtight, and altogether fetching little mobile container at our disposal, we may need to pack a lunch just for the pleasure of eating on the run in such civilized and stylish fashion.
Photos: Black + Blum