The bento box – complete with miniature lacquered compartments artfully arranged atop a tray – is a time-honored tradition, affordable and organized, maximizing the opportunity for options in a single meal. Often filled with miso soup, California rolls, and other hearty but delicate culinary staples, these convenient lunchtime spreads can be made at home or purchased in expansive underground food emporiums in Japan.
Americans like their bentos too. They not only provide variety in a single seating but also expedience during the work day. In Denver, new hot spots like Departure and Matsuhisa and what are now staples like Ace and Sushi Sasa and Linger offer their own version of the fun lunches. These ten options should be on everyone's to-try lunch list.
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