From New York to San Francisco, the humble vending machine now delivers unlikely treats at the push of a button. 

Caviar Vending Machines
Credit: © Ben Wiseman


Get a loaf of warm, crusty bread in San Francisco 24/7 thanks to Le Bread Xpress. Baguettes are par-baked, then finished in the vending machine to order.


The couple behind Beverly Hills Caviar are bringing even more opulence to L.A.'s Century City mall with a machine stocked with everything from Ostera caviar ($200 for 4 oz.) to pearled spoons ($15 each).

Local Meats

In the upstate New York town of Accord, Applestone Meat sells fresh cuts and cured sausages made with humanely raised animals; just slide a credit card into the slot.

    By Christine Quinlan and Elyse Inamine