vending machines

Cocktail

Are Cocktail Vending Machines Coming for Your Bartender's Job?

Why bar owners are investing in the latest nostalgia bait.
Billy Lyons
11.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Town Is Freaking Out About Its New 'Crack Pipe Vending Machines'

Locals in Suffolk County have smashed at least one of the machines, selling "sketch pens" for $2, with sledgehammers.
Drew Schwartz
9.11.18
Food

This Vending Machine Allows You to Get a Big, Juicy, Raw Steak at Any Hour

Applestone Meat Co. in Stone Ridge, New York sells more than 3,000 lbs of meat per week from their four vending machines.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.27.18
Munchies

This Cryptocurrency Beer Vending Machine Knows If You're Using a Fake ID

Sorry, kids: In the age of crypto, your older sister’s learner’s permit just ain’t gonna cut it.
Lauren Rothman
5.14.18
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17
Science

Are You a Hedonist? You May Be Falling for Food Industry Propaganda

A new study looks at how our tendency to indulge is linked to our beliefs about food.
Nick Rose
3.3.17
japan

This Japanese Canned Soup Offers the Power of 70 Clams to Cure Your Hangover

Clams may not be your go-to when your head is throbbing from last night’s adventures, but things are different in Japan. A new soup boasts of having the “Power of 70 Clams” in its slender, metallic body.
Alex Swerdloff
10.19.15
prison food

The Public Is Dying to Taste the Prison System's Worst Food

Eastern State Penitentiary's Prison Food Weekend still brings in crowds eager to try different varieties of vending-machine "chi chi" and "cruel and unusual" Nutraloaf.
Hilary Pollack
6.4.15
Technology

Australians Want to Put French Fry Vending Machines In Your Office

A Perth-based company has perfected vending machines that serve piping-hot French fries—and they're hoping to put one in an office or mall near you. Let's get fat.
Hilary Pollack
1.29.15
videos

This Giant Vending Machine Gives Cupcakes to Indians Who 'Like' the Government

It might only benefit the company that made it. But hey, cupcakes.
Jason Koebler
9.24.14
tokyo

How-To: Cook from Tokyo's Vending Machines

Our host Ty Demura takes on a whiskey-fueled journey to Tokyo’s wackiest vending machines and uses their bounty to make banana milkshakes and a stinky rice bowl.
Ty Demura
9.8.14
Art

Pass On The Snacks, A DNA Vending Machine Now Exists

Put your money in the box, leave with someone else's DNA.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.6.14