February 16, 2011

lunch à porter bentos!


Last week (or was it the week before? there are dust mites in this old brain), I went to meet up with some friends after work. We ended up in Old Mtl enjoying drinks and a bite to eat afterwards. On our way to that bite to eat, we ended up passing by this window where I saw the most incredible sight! A window full of bento boxes and accessories. I practically drooled and my friend pushed me on...

Now, before I get into it, I gotta back up a few more days before all this. Long ago and far away, I googled the words "montreal" and "bento" and to my great surprise, I found myself checking out this site: lunchaporter.com. I was so surprised, I didn't retain the website in my dusty old filing cabinets up there (aka my memory). Just excited about a montreal company selling bento boxes. Fast forward to my night out.. I still didn't make the connection.

It's only when I brought Keira out on our mommy/daughter valentine weekend outing that it finally clicked! Huboy. Duh me. Sadly, this was only a window dressing. There is no brick and mortar shop. Just the website. But exciting nonetheless! I can't wait to put in my order.. Do you think this will make my bentos look half as decent as Sheri's, or Lia's or Lily's or Susan's or Debra's or Mils, how about Crystal's? Heather? Nnnnnot even close. But it'll look pretty on the outside! lol.

Here's Keira telling me exactly which bento box she wanted:


Figured it out yet? Let me give you a hint...


Can't get any clearer than that right?


Gah! Love!!! Like a little bento suitcase. All coordinated.


Those are lefty sporks! Definitely want one for my little lefty..

The prices are a little bit pricy but there are still some cute stuff I want to try out and get. I think for international buyers, you're better off with the usual sites but for us here in Canada, at least this is in cdn $ and shipping.

lunchaporter.com!

13 comments:

ALELY said...

very cute bento boxes! those are so foreign over here in the south. bento box? what's that? love those and wishing i still had littles around to buy them for. well, thinkin' about buying one for myself : )

hope you are having a loveLee day friend!

lula honey said...

I love this. and i totally want one of those lefty sporks as i am a lefty too.

And So I Whisper said...

Very cute! I love the white with black design and blue. Will definitely check out their website. Thank you!

Bunnies By The Bay said...

Hi Chantale!
Your bento boxes are far better. You know what they say-"The first taste is with your eyes."
Sayer has one of those sporks.
Chris

karaimame said...

So nice you found a place in Mtl (even if it is only online) where you can buy bento stuff! I would go crazy if i had something similar here... (well, maybe it is good like this ;)
Keira is a lefty! How cute! When I was small I tried hard to be one (ahaha, I wanted to be different)... well, I didn´t succeed. *LOL*
Thanks for the mention too! But hey, a cute container helps a lot ^^

Nani said...

GAHH cuteness I just want to have some for me! I now how to go check to see if they will ship to us!

sheri fujihara chen said...

EEK! Dying here... I love the same ones. So unique; never seen them before. Lucky you!

MrsAgatha said...

Love those super cute bento boxes! Have to google if I find some from Europe! :D

Bron said...

So cute! Def inspired to look for some similar in Sydney.

And I know this is a bit after the fact but... I LOVE your new header! Gorgeous :)

ChantaleP said...

I know, cute right everyone? Getting ready for summer day camp and back to everyday lunches for the kiddo. Hoping this will make her eat more veggies (but not holding my breath here). lol.

Tifani said...

You are tempting this former bento addict in the worst way. The sporks alone make me want to cross the border. I love the reflections of your daughter in the store windows. They really personalize the shots.

Lia Chen said...

OMG! Can you teleport me there? LOL ... Awesome store with a great collection :)

Daria said...

I really love how you introduce us to Montreal! I also wishing for a teleport thingy ... :)