Our Story

Hi there - Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by at phunkyBento!!

Our dream is to help inspire healthy days but in phunky ways, bringing you the largest authentic range of Bento products in New Zealand.  We specialise in Bento-style Lunch boxes, Accessories & Ideas to support and inspire healthy ways for the whole family.

We are a small family owned business located just north of Christchurch, New Zealand.  My name is Nic and I have a pretty awesome husband and two wonderful boys, Master H (11) and Master C (6).  They keep us busy at the best of times, and keep us challenged with their ever-changing likes and dislikes for food.  Which is how phunkyBento came about.  Trying to keep lunch boxes exciting and fun, while still full of healthy choices, controlled portions, litter-free and cost effective.  Bento ticks all these boxes and we love it!!
The Japanese art of packing a convenient single portion meal attractively in a divided box.”
This can be as simple as shaped sandwiches, creative food picks in fruit, or moulded eggs nestled in a bed of lettuce.   Likewise, you can create and design your masterpiece to be as phunky as your heart desires!  Even the simplest creations encourage excitement to try something new!
Some of the benefits of Bento are:
  • Litter-free lunchboxes
  • Portion controlled meals
  • Healthy choices – no longer need to put unhealthy choices into meals to make them exciting
  • Cost effective by buying in bulk
  • Everyday boring food is made fun
  • Encourages trying new foods
Here at phunkyBento, we believe that quality and service is everything.
If it’s not good enough to be used in our own family then it’s not good enough for you!  Which is why all our Lunchboxes are thoroughly researched and tested by the Hubby, Master H & Master C, and our Genuine Bento products we stock come direct out of Japan to ensure their origin and authenticity.
Lastly we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch if you have any questions, have a product you would like to see here, or would like to collaborate with us.
xx Nic xx