Trends: UJ Radar

Airport Vending Machines

Let them eat cake?

Carlo's Bakery

We know Asia is leading on the vending machine front, but recently we’ve noticed some interesting ones at airports in North America, too. Want a pizza? Basil Street dispenses 10-inch Italian-style thin crust pizzas, cooked to order in three minutes. What about a slice of cake? Carlo’s Bakery vending machines sells rainbow and classic birthday cake slices (which are shipped from New Jersey, ooof). On the more appealing end, The Refiller aims to replace single-use plastic drinks containers: bring any bottle to its machine and fill it with a variety of different drinks. Sounds smart.

Originally published on
17th October 2023


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