Canada Gets Its First Vegan Vending Machine

The grab-and-go machine, housed inside of a sports center, will be restocked daily with freshly prepared meals and snacks made by British Colombia-based eatery The Green Moustache Organic Café.

Canada’s first all-vegan vending machine launched this month in British Columbia with menu items from The Green Moustache Organic Café. Located in a sports center in Whistler, British Columbia, the machine offers 100-percent organic, gluten-free, plant-based dishes such as buddha bowls, collard wraps, nut-free granola bars, and vegan cheesecakes. “Unlike the traditional vending machine model, we are restocking daily with freshly prepared meals and snacks,” The Green Moustache Chief Strategy Officer Geoff Telfer said. “We believe these modern vending machines are an efficient and sustainable way to expand our reach and to further our mission of bringing health-promoting, nutritious food to every neighborhood.” If this machine is successful, The Green Moustache plans to place vending machines in hospitals, schools, and sports centers across Canada, starting in Vancouver as its first major-city experiment. Last year, several vegan vending machines were spotted around the world, including one from San Francisco-based startup leCupboard.

Photo courtesy of @amysorrano

More News

IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival

The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
Read More »

Paul McCartney: "Meat-Free Is the New Rock and Roll"

McCartney reminisces about a time when meatless entreés meant a plate of steamed vegetables and believes that in 25 years, vegetarian diets will be the norm.
Read More »

Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
Read More »

Residents to Sue Iowa Over Hog Factory Farm Emissions

Factory farms in the largest hog-producing state in the United States are under fire for spewing toxic, ammonia-filled air into local communities.
Read More »

Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line

Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »