A teacher at a primary school in Filton, South Gloucestershire has created Britain’s first vegan vending machine.
Watch the woman who created Britain’s first vegan vending machine
25-year-old Remi Toth, who turned vegan two years ago, stocks her vegan vending machine with sandwiches, wraps, and baked goods.
Remi has opened two vegan vending machines, at The Island and at The Galleries in Bristol city centre, which have enough space for around 100 vegan snacks.
Remi said: “I wanted to create a place where people could go for a variety of choices. When I went vegan I found it hard to find quick and easy on-the-go options in supermarkets.”
“I wanted to make something where there was lots of room for choices of vegan food – and also to encourage other people who might not be vegan to give vegan food a try.”
Remi stocks her vending machines with sandwiches, wraps, and baked goods that she buys locally. She gets the wraps and sandwiches from a company called The Real Wrap.
While a local baker provides her millionaire shortbread, Bakewells, and pita pockets.
She says it’s all about supporting local businesses.
Though the wraps and sandwiches are restocked every three days and the baked goods every five days, Remi visits the machines every morning to check if the vending machines need restocking.
Remi’s sandwiches and wraps cost around £2.95 while most of the baked goods cost around £2.50.
She said: “I’m thinking of creating a meal deal inside the machine. A few people have said to me they’d like the option of grabbing themselves a meal and a drink to go.”
“It’s been really good so far. People are getting to know about them, and the snacks are selling well.”
Remi is planning to open her vegan vending machines in other cities but currently, she is focusing on Bristol.
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