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L.A.'s Quirkiest Vending Machines

Undies, caviar, swimwear, and more

honey boo boo vending machines!

Ever since the Sprinkles ATM lured Honey Boo Boo into its sugary maw, the market has been primed for vending machines peddling more than just chips and candy bars. From underwear to caviar, check out the best in local v-commerce.

Juicy Fruit
Popular Beverly Hills juicery Kreation squeezes the competition with its new 24-hour kiosk. Pop by whenever the mood strikes for organic blends like Harmony (apple, lemon, ginger) and Peaceful (pineapple, mint), cold-pressed to preserve antioxidants and restocked multiple times daily for ultimate freshness. 9609 South Santa Monica Boulevard, at Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills (310-777-3450).

Panty Raid
Feel awkward buying skivvies for your dude? The MeUndies automated machine at menswear boutique Confederacy enables you to snag soft briefs, boxers, and trunks at the touch of a button, rendering embarrassing sales clerk interactions and talk of crotch support obsolete. 4661 Hollywood Boulevard, between North Vermont and Hillhurst Avenues, Los Feliz (323-913-3040).

What’s the Secret Word?
Tucked in the back of dive Cha Cha Lounge is a trinket dispenser stocked with tote bags, T-shirts, postcards, and the Pee Wee Herman adventure pack you never knew you wanted — complete with tattoos, stickers, vintage trading cards, and (score!) a wiggle toy. 2375 Glendale Boulevard, at Silver Lake Boulevard, Silver Lake (323-660-7595).

Go Fish
When hunger strikes during your next Westfield Century City Mall outing, skip the food court and hit the caviar vending machine (yep, you read that right). Choose from fifteen varieties ($10-$500 an ounce depending on source and grade), plus palm-size truffles, rare escargot, specialty salts, and caviar DIY facials. Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, at Century Park West, Century City (310-277-3898).

Swim Fan
An afternoon lounging poolside at The Standard Downtown L.A. goes swimmingly until — quelle horreur — your bikini malfunctions. Dash to the nearby Quiksilver machine stocked with black two-pieces, sunscreen, and shades. Nipplegate 2.0 averted. 550 South Flower Street, at Sixth Street, Downtown (213-892-8080).

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LOCATIONS
9609 S Santa Monica Blvd
bt Camden & Bedford Drs
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-777-3450
2375 Glendale Blvd
@ Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323-660-7595
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
bt Century Park W & Ave of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-277-3898
550 S Flower St
@ 6th st
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-892-8080
4661 Hollywood Blvd
@ N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-661-9010
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