Friday, October 28, 2011

Kiko and His Bento Buddy

Here's a photo of our office mascot, Kiko eating out of his very own Bento Buddy:

We've heard from customers over the years who have bought our bento boxes for their four- legged friends. The lidded container is perfect for water and the other containers hold a variety of canine pleasing kibble.

As soon as Kiko sees his Laptop Lunch bento box, he knows it means "bye-bye" time and suddenly I become dog's best friend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

An Apple A Day

This Week's Bento Lunch

An Apple A Day

Crisp, tart apples abound this time of year and can be prepared in a variety of ways. For many lunchpackers, fresh apples are a weekly lunch staple but, as the days cool, consider steaming your apples and seasoning with cinnamon. Add a side salad of arugula with Italian dressing, cherry tomatos, spanakopita, and cheddar soy crisps and you've got lunch!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Don't be Scared... It's Just a Monday Morning at Obentec

Can't wait to see what next Monday brings... Trick or Treat!

Thinking Outside The Box

Tammy and her creative lunch packing skills:

I was packing a lunch of salad fixings from the final harvest of a friend's garden and needed my XL and two large containers to bring my movable feast with me to work. I was excited to see how nicely the XL container and two large containers fit into the bottom compartment of my Plum Blossom Dual Compartment tote. How's that for "thinking outside the box"?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Food Day Celebration Lunch

This Week's Lunch Photo

Food Day Celebration Lunch

Monday's Food Day was on our minds when we put together this week's bento lunch. We're looking forward to celebrating real food and supporting this important movement with local, healthy and delicious lunches such as this!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last Bites of Summer

This Week's Bento Lunch

Last Bites of Summer

It's clear that fall is upon us, but here in California we can still find a few of our summertime favorites at the farmers' market. This weekend, market shoppers were sure to get their fill of summer's remaining bounty. We were happy to get our hands on some delicious blueberries and green beans for this week's bento lunch.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Photo Contest - Enter to win a $50 Laptop Lunches Gift Certificate!

Where in the world is your Laptop Lunches® bento?

  • Relaxing on a California beach?
  • Sitting on your desk in the UK?
  • Putting a smile on your child’s face in Kalamazoo?
bento picnic

Wherever it is, send us your photo and we’ll add it to our worldwide bento map AND put you in the running to receive a $50 gift certificate!

Get crazy, be creative, and have some fun! Help us fill in our map with bento photos from around the world, creating a picture of what it means to Re-think your lunchbox.

  • Entry Deadline: 10/17
  • Vote for your favorite photo before: 10/19
  • Winners will be announced: 10/20
bento map

Here's how to enter:

  • Take a photo of your Laptop Lunches® bento box and email it to us at Be sure to enter “photo contest” in the subject line and specify where the photo was taken (city, state/province, country).
  • We’ll post your photo on the Laptop Lunches® Facebook page, in one of two categories:
    • In the Box – Creative Bento Lunches

      Out of the Box – Fun, Interesting, and Unique Locations

  • Send your friends, family members, and co-workers to our Facebook page to “like” your photo when it's posted.
  • The entrant with the most “liked” photo in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate!
  • All entrants will receive a 10% discount coupon for participating, so be sure to keep an eye out for a return email from us.
  • By submitting your photo, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Laptop Lunches® Photo Contest.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

On the Go Bento

This Week's Bento Lunch

On the Go Bento

This week's bento lunch will make the perfect on the go meal to be enjoyed during your weekend outings. Being able to enjoy your favorite fall activities and your favorite foods is always a possibility when you take your bento on the go!