To be cooking a lot of our meals without any meats, any gluten, and any dairy. We were just going like really vegetable heavy and feeling satiated afterward, I thought it was really some kind of magic. That was where my curiosity sparked.
Leanne Valenti founded Bento Picnic in 2015 to bring delicious, healthy homestyle 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 and wholesome meals super convenient. When she returned to Texas, she started to make bento lunches for her family and friends — who were always busy and on-the-go, and that’s how Bento Picnic began.
Bento Picnic delivers all around Austin and specializes in catering for office lunches, conferences, retreats and happy hours.
Chef Valenti’s mission is to make delicious, nourishing meals to carry you through your day.