Bento Lunches
Online Bento Shopping Guide 
11th-May-2006 11:09 am
All the stores were added to this list at the request of at least one member of the community in order to avoid referring people to bad sellers/stores. If anyone has a bad experience, please let me know and we can remove them from the list or start a list of stores to avoid.

eBay stores & sellers:
Canada:
Southampton Creations - bento boxes and accessories

Japan:
Store In Japan - bento boxes and accessories
Nagomi, Inc - bento boxes
Tokyo Gift – bento box sets
Seller bamboo70 – bento box sets
Jbox/Jlist on eBay - bento boxes and accessories (some items are shipped from USA)
Japan Souvenir - traditional and thermal bento boxes - BUYER BEWARE: click here, here and here for details.

USA:
The Bento Store – bento boxes, accessories and cookbooks
Bento Obento Shop - bento boxes, accessories and tools
Kitticorner - bento boxes
hellokittie76 - bento box sets


Stores:
Japan:
Jbox – bento boxes and accessories

USA:
Asian Utensils - accessories and cookbooks
Amazon - thermal lunch jars, laquer bento boxes and cookbooks
Utsuwa no Yakata - mostly pottery and tableware, traditional laquer bento boxes
Resuable Bags - laptop lunch kits, other lunch containers that are good for bento, and To-Go Ware bamboo utensils
Snapware - larger bento-style boxes and plain, undecorated boxes

Many local asian food markets have the same items available as well; please see the geographic shopping guide.
Comments 
(Deleted comment)
11th-May-2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it was helpful! ^^
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11th-May-2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Added.
5th-Apr-2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
It apparently closed though.
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6th-Jun-2006 11:51 am (UTC) - Re: Amazon.com
I also recommend the Nissan equivalent of the Mr. Bento. We got one a few weeks back, and it works very well!
22nd-Jun-2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Just an FYI, the True North Gallery ebay store has been closed.
9th-Jul-2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Alas! Looks like Kittie's Bento Corner has closed.
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10th-Sep-2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if you have ordered from the 3 stores you suggested. I like to make sure people have had a good shopping experience with all the stores we have on the list. ^_^
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8th-Nov-2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
The Bento Obento shop is awesome to deal with, I've ordered many accessories from them and they always ship very quickly^^.
9th-Jan-2007 07:33 pm (UTC) - Daiso
Daiso! :-D

In Japan and USA.
11th-Jan-2007 02:05 am (UTC) - Re: Daiso

Does Daiso do online shopping? I checked the website and it doesn't look like they do. I will add them to the geographic list.

Thanks for the suggestion!
10th-Jan-2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
The BigAirplane Store on eBay has been closed :(
16th-Feb-2007 11:29 pm (UTC) - Utsuwa no Yakata
https://www.utsuwa.com/

Few bento items, but v. v. droolworthy items.
19th-Feb-2007 04:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Utsuwa no Yakata
Have you ordered from them before? I like to keep this list to stores the members have had good experiences with.
4th-Apr-2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
http://www.snapware.com -- great for larger bento-style boxes and plain, undecorated boxes. The size and plainness of the boxes seem to be quite popular among the bento-loving boyfriends around here!
8th-Apr-2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
Reusablebags.com sells the laptop lunch kits, other lunch containers that are good for bento, and To-Go Ware bamboo utensils. They don't focus on bento, though. I've ordered them and have been very pleased with their service.
26th-May-2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
http://www.laptoplunches.com/ - Their stuff is awesome and seemingly very versatile. I have yet to splurge on one of their products yet, mostly because of the plethora of bento boxes I already own.
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