If you love the convenience and fun of party box lunches for casual celebrations, then why not for a special occasion like a wedding, too? It’s definitely a practical option given the current health restrictions on gatherings.
So if you are Los Angeles-based and planning a micro wedding with social distancing, a small rehearsal dinner, a casual Asian picnic, or even a drive-by bridal shower, look what we’ve found! Scrumptious boxed meal choices like these, offered by hip and healthy Asian food establishments right within LA. Now is the time to think inside the box for what to serve your guests!
Boxed Meal Options from 7 Asian Food Establishments in LA
Bursting with Asian fusion flavors drawn from Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino cuisine, these boxed (or build-your-own) meals deliver on freshness, taste, and variety—plus hassle-free serving at your wedding event!
1 – Hayato – Lunch Bento
Hayato Japanese Restaurant, located on E 7th Street, guarantees freshness and flavor by making a maximum of 20 bento boxes on Friday and Saturday only, all for takeout, and for pickup at a specified time. Preparation of over 16 components per bento box takes all morning, with many items made days in advance. So 24 hours advance purchase time is required. Take note!
2 – Spoon by H – Korean Dosirak
Spoon By H is a family-owned cafe on Beverly Boulevard where everything—like this mouth-watering array of Korean Dosirak ("packed meals" or "lunch boxes")—is made fresh from scratch, using only the best ingredients available. All dishes are made to order, so keep this in mind if you’d like to serve their specialties at your wedding!
3 – Asian Box – Chef’s Signature Boxes or Create Your Own
Asian Box, with locations at South Figueroa Street, LA and in the Irvine Campus Plaza, promises food that is authentic, tastes great, and is "Good for people, our community, and the planet." Choose from their enticing menu of Chef Grace’s Signature Boxes (among them: Vietnamese Hot Chicken, The Garden Box, The Workout, Chicken Curry, Surf Vietnam Box, The Ox Box, Pork Banh Mi). Or create your own Box—starting with rice, salad, or noodles, then adding protein (chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or shrimp), delectable toppers, and an array of special sauces.
4 – Yamashiro Hollywood – Bento Boxes
Yamashiro is a Hollywood landmark that claims a long, illustrious history with the most glamorous film icons among its patrons. You get the chance to bring home some of that ambiance with their bento boxes of Cal-Asian cuisine, featuring tempura, sushi, rolls, dumplings, rice, noodles, miso soup, and much more.
5 – Box Choy – Build Your Own Boxes
For more casual gatherings, check out Box Choy. This quaint counter-serve food stop along La Brea Avenue offers build-your-own combinations of health-conscious ingredients with Asian flair. The selection allows you to create your choice of Shrimp Box, Tofu Box, Chicken Box, and Beef Box.
6 – Ma’am Sir Los Angeles – Flavors of the Philippines
Ma’am Sir is an LA restaurant that boasts of flavorful Filipino dishes and exotic cocktails created by Chef Charles Olalia, and served in a chill, stylish space on Sunset Boulevard. You may explore putting together your own packed meals for the occasion, using their selection of appetizers, entrees, sides, and sweets.
7 – Wow Bao – Combos and Bowls
Wow Bao, with LA locations in Downtown, Korea Town, and North Hollywood, fuses traditional cuisine with modern Asian street food—"a healthier alternative to fast casual." Their menu includes hot steamed buns, potstickers, rice and noodle bowls, and homemade ginger ale—plus tempting Bao Combos of potstickers with salad, or Bowls (Veg Bowl, Teriyaki Chicken, Spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Thai Chicken Curry, Spicy Mongolian Beef). Wow!
Tying the knot in these challenging times just found a godsend with boxed lunches or meals—with amazing Asian flavors for added flair. Be sure to include such favorite drinks as iced coffee and boba tea!