Chef Chad Newton's take-out counter, where he serves burgers, chopped salads and soups, is next door to his restaurant, Fish & Farm. americanboxlunch.com.
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Chef César Ramirez (formerly of Bouley) teaches cooking classes and sells boxed lunches. brooklynfare.com.
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The food is more California than Asian, but it does come in a bento box. labento.com.
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A former Cook's Illustrated editor (and Culinary Institute of America grad), Charles Kelsey, serves homey snacks like pimento cheese at his Brookline sandwich shop. cuttyfoods.com.
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Douglas Monsalud enlisted cooks from spots like Chez Panisse to help him create ever-changing menus at his two locations. kitchenettesf.com.
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Jean Georges alum Angelo Sosa's Asian riffs on sandwiches include a lobster roll made with Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise. xiexieproject.com.
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This Culver City spot serves modernized deli salads (like beets with pickled onions) from Mark Peel of Campanile. thepoint-la.com.
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