Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fresh Direct Vending Machines Spotted at the Gym

I have absolutely ZERO focus at the gym. My eyes dart around the room, hoping that SOMETHING (a boxing class, a personal trainer at work, a bobbing ponytail) will divert my attention from the painfully slow ticking countdown of the treadmill screen clock. While mentally chasing distraction, I noticed a vending machine with refrigerated, packaged food. I got off the god-forsaken belt to get a closer look and saw that this was no ordinary vending machine, but one chockful of ready-made meals, prepared by Fresh Direct and other restaurants, such as Tabla and Rosa Mexicano.

To be honest, the meals, shielded behind the glass casing, looked a bit sad. And with the majority of choices being mostly vegetarian options, unappealing.  

But in the spirit of adventure, I decided to try one out for myself.  I slid my credit card through and out popped a plastic container of my dinner to be nuked in the funcooker for the night. I wanted to sample the Rosa Mexicano Beef Shortrib Enchiladas, but the guy ahead of me took the last meal. Instead,  I opted for the Portobello Mushroom Ravioli with the Three-Tomato Sauce for $7.95. 
For vending machine food, it was surprisingly edible, not at all the god-awful horrendous food that I was anticipating. The pasta was rubbery and pretty heavy, but the mushrooms and at least some of  tomatoes were seemingly fresh.



  1. do u have a better picture? the one posted doesn't seem appetizing sorreee. nice blog.. i'll keep on reading :)

  2. I don't have a better picture, but I'll do a better job of taking higher quality photos for you in the future.

  3. Fresh Healthy Vending is the only vending franchise company that offers locations 100% juices, fresh vegetables and fruits, smoothies, and yogurts in every one of its healthy vending machines. potato chips and low fat popcorn like Pirate's Booty.
    fresh healthy vending recipes

  4. Fresh Healthy Vending provide you breakfast,lunch & dinner recipes Muffin Breakfast Pizzas with Egg can be just what you’re looking for. Toast two whole grain English Muffins, lightly brush with olive oil and then top with a slice of tomato, some hard-boiled egg slices and then top with low-fat mozzarella.
    fresh healthy vending reviews
    fresh vending reviews

  5. Fruit juice is mostly filled with sugar, which makes fresh fruit, the best bet for good conscience. Cool vending machines with healthy vegetable juice is often tart taste and put many people to drink

    Fresh healthy vending locations

  6. Fresh Healthry Vending Workplace Wellness Programs.The epidemic of obesity among children and adults is placing the need for more accessible healthy choices. Linking this surge in weight gain to vending machines has prompted a market for health vending choices.
    fresh healthy vending scam

  7. Eliminate Scalp Sores With Zincplex Shampoo and Treatment- find out what causes scalp sores and what you can do with special & healthy shampoos and conditioners.