Surprising foods you can buy from ATMs

From cupcakes to Champagne, here are some of the most surprising foods you didn't know you could buy from an ATM.

We live in a world where you can get nearly anything, anytime and sometimes you just want to be fed without having to interact with any other humans - hey, no judgement from us.

The future of automation has arrived, and you can find plenty of ATMs serving up a weird and wonderful range of edible goodies. Here are the most surprising foods you can pick up from a vending machine or ATM, in Australia and around the world.

Cupcake ATM - Sydney

As part of the light show spectacular that is Vivid Sydney, local bakery Sparkle Cupcakery is opening up an ATM revelation, distributing red velvet and choc banana cupcakes when you insert your credit card into the machine.

Painted with pink and white stripes, the ATM can be found at the end of the light walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, from May 25 to June 16.

Champagne vending machine - Brisbane

Head down to the Doomben race track in Brisbane on Saturday 26 May and 9 June for the city's first Moët vending machine.

At $29 a pop, you can skip any long queues for the bar and nab yourself a mini-bottle of the famous French drop. The Champagne house has also set up an ice cream-inspired bar, serving up their new range of bubbles, designed to be enjoyed over ice.

Hot chip vending machine - Perth

These vending machines claim to fry frozen potatoes and serve them in a cup in two minutes and 20 seconds.

Available in eight locations across Perth, including the Ibis Hotel in Redcliffe, they promise hot, crispy and delicious fries - perfect for pairing with your champagne, perhaps?

Vitamin vending machines - Melbourne

Though vitamins aren't really that delicious, Vitamin Warehouse has installed the world's first refrigerated vitamin and health supplement vending machines in St Kilda, Melbourne, and claims to offer lower prices than any other pharmacy or health food store.

If you have any questions about the supplements, you can instantly access one of the brands' naturopaths using on-spot interactive chat via the touch screens on the machines.

Lamb vending machine - Cootamundra

As reported by the Cootamundra Herald, the town's convenience store on Sutton Street is fitted with a groundbreaking new lamb vending machine and is accessible 24 hours a day. The machine serves secondary cuts of lamb that would otherwise go to waste.

Pizza ATM - Ohio, USA

This Pizza ATM popped up at a university in the USA and has been feeding hungry students since 2016.


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Cheese vending machine - Valais, Switzerland

This very considerate family farm in Valais, Switzerland doesn't want anyone to be disappointed if they arrive at the farm for a portion of their award-winning Raclette cheese and find the shop is closed, so their handy cheese vending machine is open for business 24-hours a day. It looks like dreams really can come true.

Burrito vending machine - Michigan, USA

We're not convinced it would taste so great, but if you're desperate for a burrito, you can get one with all the trimmings at this vending machine in Michigan, USA. 

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