With the Back to School season on everyone's minds, we wanted to take a minute to remind you of the fabulous selection of reusable lunchboxes and containers available at our locations! One of our newest lines, Laptop Lunches, is a bento-box style container system that is available alone, with an eco-friendly ice pack and sleeve, or in a full "kit" with an accompanying water bottle. Similar in style (but temporarily unavailable due to manufacturing issues) is Lunchopolis, a line produced by New Wave Enviro and featuring some sassy colors and patterns on the fabric covered, insulated lunchboxes. Munchlers, an adorable line of thinly insulated, uber-hip style animal lunchboxes for your tinier tots (or tots at heart). Takin' it back old-school, we have two different styles of tin lunchboxes with metal clasps and sassy designs from the folks at Blue Q. Blue Q also makes a great small tote, woven from recycled tarp plastic and covered in fresh designs, that many are finding useful for packing your lunch when you have a lot of your own components and containers. If that's your route, we also still have limited quantities of our Bloomingfoods brand EZ-Cool plastic containers with freezable lids to keep you food/sandwich cool all day until you're ready to eat! Stop by the East or Near West stores for the most extensive selection of affordable, responsible, reusable lunch options! Some items are also available Downtown, or can easily be transferred there for your convenience.
This holiday season, set the table, deck the halls, and make your loved ones smile with wonderful holiday fare from Bloomingfoods. Shopping for local and sustainable foods, gifts, and décor this December is an excellent way to keep your dollars right here in our community.
Next time you’re perusing the aisles at one of our five locations, consider all the hand-made crafts, delectable chocolates, and locally made soaps and balms for this year’s stocking stuffers. For the little ones we’ve got nostalgic USA-made wooden wind-up toys from Channel Craft, and for the faraway friends, we’ve got Ravenwood greeting cards by our in-house artist, Julie Harries. We also carry Blue Q’s paper lanterns and 95 percent recycled coin purses, pencil cases, and tote bags, as well as Vessel Drinkware travel coffee mugs. Put a kettle of peppermint tea on and bundle up with our selection of locally made scarves, hats, and mittens.