The Birth of Bento Picnic
Meet Leanne, the founder of Bento Picnic.
Leanne Valenti founded Bento Picnic in 2015 to bring delicious, healthy bento meals to Austin. Trained chef and entrepreneurial spirit, Leanne fell in love with bento cuisine while living in rural Japan in 2011.
One of her favorite things about living in Japan was how easy it was to find healthy, balanced meals. The bento kiosks in every city center and train station make delicious & wholesome meals super convenient. Back home, she started to make bento lunches for her family and friends — who were always busy & on-the-go, and that is how Bento Picnic began.
At Bento Picnic you can find healthy, delicious, colorful meals. We are located at 2600 E Cesar Chavez, and we are open for lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor dining, as well as prepped grab & go meals.
We also deliver all around Austin, and we specialize in catering for office lunches, conferences, retreats and happy hours.
Our mission is to make delicious, nourishing meals to carry you through your day, and we hope to have the chance to serve you soon!
We proudly source non-GMO + organic ingredients from local, responsible farmers + purveyors.
We love helping people keep commitments to their health with our array of dietary options including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian + dairy-free.
All meals come packed in recyclable or compostable containers. And we maintain zero food waste in our operation.
FRESH + SEASONAL
Thanks to our local farmers, we are able to bring you an amazing variety of the freshest vegetables grown in Central Texas.
"The combination of flavors was unparalleled and so fresh. A great mid day meal to keep your energy level up for the rest of your work day!" - Jennifer Johnston
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