wtf is a quark?

  You see a sign on the front side of the building. It’s bright and shiny, it hasn’t been around for very long. The greens are practically neon against the browning of the bricks, a work of pop-art in an urbanesque cityscape that grabs your attention. You’ve heard about it… it’s a new place, you’ve heard. Opened up over the

MN Street Market

When you come to Quarks, you won’t find a fountain drink machine. No Coke or Pepsi products are in our establishment. What you will find are a variety of different drinks, things you may not find on the shelves in your local grocery store, and some of our most popular come from one place: The Minnesota Street Market. Have you

Fresh Ginger

Ever had it? (Watch Us Peel Our Ginger) Ginger is a fantastic way to do some healing of your body. People consider it a cure-all, for a number of different ailments. Upset stomach? Chew on some ginger root for some relief. Having bad arthritis pains? Add ginger root to your meals to help. Coming down with a cold? Steep a

Employees of Quarks aka Essential Elements

At Quarks American Bento, we have only the best food being offered to our consumers. So it only makes sense that we would have only the best service, and thusly the best employees (or as we like to call them, our Essential Elements) we could find. Each of them are trained extensively in almost every area of our state-of-the-art kitchen, leaving

Our Bento Container

The container we provide for our consumers is one of the key ingredients in the bento process, and therefore deserves its own explanation and dedication.   Our bento box offers a generous portion for anyone who comes through. At 26 ounces, people are sure to not only get the best tasting box of food, but just the right amount to

So, what is this bento?

Here is what Wikipedia says, Bento (弁当 bentō?)[1] Is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container.

Ground Breaking

It’s been a year since the concept of Quarks was set in motion and the journey has been incredible, to say the least. The events that have brought us here are remarkable and inspire great things for many.

Quarks American Bento

The idea of Quarks American Bento has been a long time dream of my husband, Adam. Having experienced bento while living on the west coast; he was missing the flavors of the dish when he moved back to Minnesota in 1997. We started making our own bento at home and talked about how awesome it would be to bring Bento to Minnesota.