Inspired by the tradition of Japanese homemakers, we use the five elements of color, taste, and technique to craft bento meals that are balanced, delicious and nourishing.

Proudly Serving: Local Vegetables, Responsibly-Sourced Proteins, Housemade Pickles and Sauces, Gluten-Free Pastries and Vegan Ice Cream



I’m Leanne, the founder of Bento Picnic. I founded Bento Picnic in 2015 to bring delicious, healthy bento meals to Austin.

At Bento Picnic, I only serve food that I love - and I hope you love it too! My goal is to make it easy for you to nourish yourself and your people — family, colleagues, guests, whoever! — with really delicious food.


Finally a lunch spot that hits the spot every time — for everyone!

Join us for lunch at our bento shop, situated in an adorable 1920’s bungalow just east of downtown Austin, with a cozy counter-service cafe space, indoor & outdoor seating, off-street parking, and free wifi.

The top three reasons our regular customers tell us that they love coming to Bento Picnic are:

  1. They feel energized after eating such a wholesome meal made with high-quality ingredients.

  2. Our customizable bento boxes are sure to please everyone in their party, no matter their dietary preferences.

  3. It’s really delicious!

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(512) 987-8767


2600 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin TX, 78702
Cross Street:
San Saba 


Counter Service
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Grab ‘n Go
3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.