The Weirdest Food Vending Machines Around The World (PHOTOS)

Weird Food Vending Machines

First Posted: 09/19/12 07:13 AM ET Updated: 09/19/12 01:10 PM ET

We've all relied on the convenience of a vending machine at one time or another, whether getting a soft drink at a concert venue or grabbing a snack at the office (Starbuck's recently introduced coffee vending machines for the office). But in some places around the world, vending machines aren't just limited to soft drinks, snacks and coffee.

Forget to buy milk or eggs? There's a vending machine for that. Craving some freshly made French fries or pizza? There's a vending machine for that too. And in case you're cooking crab for dinner, there's also a vending machine for fresh (as in living) crabs.

See some of the weirdest food vending machines in the slideshow below.

Let us know in the comments what some of the weirdest vending machines you've come across in your travels.

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  • Burger Vending Machine In Netherlands

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11584236@N04/1148178621/" target="_hplink">mwbwallace, Flickr</a>.

  • Ramen Instant Noodles Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowsrc/3496520357/" target="_hplink">George Arriola, Flickr</a>.

  • Fried Foods Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalleboo/2444831707/" target="_hplink">kalleboo, Flickr</a>.

  • Live Crab Vending Machine In China

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40088526@N04/5109531034/" target="_hplink">nourishmint, Flickr</a>.

  • Cupcake ATM In Beverly Hills, CA

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjhbower/6971240187/" target="_hplink">mjhbower, Flickr</a>.

  • Fresh Baguette Vending Machine In France

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlytle/6038760727/" target="_hplink">davitydave, Flickr</a>.

  • Tyson Products Vending Machine In Tulsa, OK

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mulmatsherm/2219507391/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">C Jill Reed, Flickr</a>.

  • Farm Fresh Eggs Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyrian123/2751304675/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">JoshBerglund19, Flickr</a>.

  • Freshly Made Pizza Vending Machine In Italy

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelrust/7204818594/" target="_hplink">pixel-rust, Flickr</a>.

  • Freshly Made French Fries Vending Machine In Montreal, Canada

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/73416633@N00/3477021097/" target="_hplink">colros, Flickr</a>.

  • Kosher Cafe Hot Nosh Vending Machine In Boston, MA

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzointeractive/7887533458/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">izzointeractive, Flickr</a>.

  • Beer And Liquor Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/109369769/" target="_hplink">quinnanya, Flickr</a>.

  • Hot Dog Vending Machine In Washington DC

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_c0w/1590238306/" target="_hplink">mr_c0w, Flickr</a>.

  • Milk Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonhn/569098725/" target="_hplink">simonhn, Flickr</a>.

  • Rice Vending Machine In Japan

    Photo from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/torisan3500/3016761515/" target="_hplink">torisan3500, Flickr</a>.

  • Mashed Potato Machine At 7-11

    Photo via <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/you-can-now-get-mashed-potatoes-from-a-slurpee-mac" target="_hplink">Buzzfeed</a>.