I miss Japan in the spring and always try to visit, at least for a few days, each springtime season regardless of where I live. I don’t want to miss the flowering beauty of thousands of cherry trees, or sakura, that signify that winter is finally over. A traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, particularly cherry blossoms, is called hanami. Hanami parties are basically picnics beneath the sakura during daytime and also at night. I used to enjoy bento boxes of food and beer with friends for hanami, and I am eager to learn if there are hanami parties in NYC!
Bento is a must item for a hanami picnic and I want to introduce a few of my favorite bento cafes in Manhattan. BentoOn offers unique on-demand-style bentos. One can pick his or her favorite items from over 20 different carbohydrates, main items (such as proteins), and sides. All items are well-balanced nutritionally and possess lovely colors — perfect for a party. BentoOn even delivers!
Lunch time line is long, but moves quick