Functionally, this container does what it promises: my chili was hot four hours later and no workplace microwave was involved. Nothing leaked into my bag, and the wide opening makes both eating and cleaning hassle-free.
But what Bklyn Bento over-delivers on is handsomeness. It’s just plain cool. The lid isn’t actually wood (in my opinion, a good thing), but so natural-looking you’ll think it’s real. The black textured coating makes this a strong, dark thing of beauty—like a good cup of coffee.
And don’t forget that a hungry child gets fed when you send in a glamorous-or-not picture of your Bklyn Bento lunch gear. Yet another beautiful thing in a world that really needs it.
So, do you need a handsome, double-lined, leak-proof container to have a “better” lunch? No. A paper bag for a peanut butter sandwich (plus two vegetables, of course) will do fine. Your 15 minutes spent on your quiet dream is just as precious. But when it’s time to treat yourself to new gear—especially if you live where colder weather begs for hot lunches—don’t forget about this little guy.