This post is a part of my mini bento and Japanese cooking series! Here are my other related posts:
This post is all about where you can get groceries for making bento and what sorts of items and ingredients you should look for.
I generally prefer Asian markets for ingredients. Bigger grocery chains can have a small selection of basics, but they’ll often be more expensive, potentially “Americanized” products (meaning using some made up Chinese sauce LOL), and have less variety.