Easy Asian-Inspired Food Delivery: Meet Bento

I just tried Bento, the new lunch and dinner delivery service that's doing things a little differently than the competition. Instead of simply delivering a restaurant's food, Bento let's you create your own bento box with main and side dishes made that day. It's also virtually the only asian-inspired made-to-order delivery service.

I made mine with pulled pork (duh), two fried pork belly sides (double duh), grilled zucchini, and salmon nigiri. It exceeded my expectations. I was a little skeptical because the food doesn't come from a restaurant, but their site has a photo of it and a smiling chef, so I'm satisfied. 

Use the code EATSF for $5 off your first order! It's worth a try. 

Cons:

  • Mine was $18 after tax, more than some people want to spend on an at-home dinner
  • Can't pre-order
  • Only delivers to FiDi & SOMA for lunch (everywhere in SF for dinner)
  • Lack of BBQ sauce on my pulled pork (but I'm a bbq sauce addict... soo)

Pros:

  • Delivered immediately
  • Free delivery
  • Delicious food
  • Array of choices (from brussels sprouts to sushi)
  • Fresh
  • Instagram-worthy
  • Filling – definitely enough food
  • Sourced responsibly
  • no MSG
  • Drivers are employees
 
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This post was created in collaboration with Bento. Everything in this article is written from my unique point of view and reflects my true opinions.  

Service, AsianLily Kaplan