Apr 27, 2009
Stamen eats together.
Every day, the studio gets lunch and shares it as a group. Our Mission neighborhood is ground zero for a crazy variety of amazing food, and most of it's available to-go. As we've grown over the years, we've started to generate progressively larger volume of packaging waste every day, and finally decided that there must be a better way. Inspired by London's Tiffinbites, we bought a set of excellent aluminum boxes, and started bringing them to the local restaurants where we get our lunches.
The boxes look great, the leak-proof lids snap shut, they're durable, and they're perfect for taking leftovers home. Whenever we order food that doesn't come in self-reinforcing log form, we try to get it in our fancy metal boxes instead. Most of our favorite local spots have enthusiastically taken to using them:
- Big Lantern Chinese.
- The Monk's Kettle pretzels and burgers and killer veggie chili.
- Pakwan Pakistani/Indian.
- Yo-Yo Sushi.
Here's the current lunch leaderboard, from Sha's Daytum account: