There's Now a Burrito Vending Machine in L.A.

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The future could be lurking in a corner of a 24-hour Mobil station on Santa Monica Boulevard. At least that's the first location of the new burrito vending machine, BurritoBox, which seems like a legit (though probably misguided) enterprise and not a hoax. An intrepid Reddit user claims to have tried the thing and describes it as "like a gourmet frozen burrito without the shitty texture you get from the microwave."

Details on the website are scarce, but per an Instagram video it appears that the machine dispenses Evol burritos in flavors like chicken and rice, shredded beef, and bacon, egg, and cheese. Add-ons like sour cream and guacamole come in separate containers, implying that the burritos are pre-made -- so in actuality it might be more like a really big, orange microwave.

It's surprising and a little shameful that L.A. beat S.F. in this brave new world of burrito disruption. This is either a flash-in-the-pan marketing stunt or a harbinger of the day when Dolores Park gets a shiny line of 24-hour burrito kiosks ... though if we're talking food vending machines, our vote goes to a Belgian frites maker.








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Sylvia Maria Baez
Sylvia Maria Baez

Taqueria/Panaderia Michoacan @ 2561 El Camino Real RWC for REAL AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD my friends!

Oney Temple
Oney Temple

you just wait until you put your money in and a dead rat falls out.

chump1
chump1

Surprising and shameful? You know that mexican is bigger and better in LA than SF, right?


Get over yourself, sfweekly.

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

How many low riders would it take to drag it off?

Jenna Parker
Jenna Parker

I feel like this is something you would have at your office, Alex.

Maurice Rivers
Maurice Rivers

He'll no. If they ain't freshly made in front me @ El Farolito, I don't want them!

Amy Goldfine
Amy Goldfine

To be fair, evol makes pretty good frozen burritos as far as frozen foods go.

calbear1513
calbear1513

Nope, can't beat Papalote... kind of like Laundry Locker only with a lot more flavor...

Michael Celaya
Michael Celaya

Burrito box... Yeah, that's a polite euphemism just waiting to be reclaimed by the Latino gay community

Anne Taiz
Anne Taiz

of course so long as I wouldn't get sick.

Luis PapaLu Reader
Luis PapaLu Reader

Sorry Can't trust a burrito box.. I like to see mine made on the spot.

Javier Leocadio Colón
Javier Leocadio Colón

It's basically the same as Subway or McDonald's minus the penis on the buns... it's highly processed fast food without the slave labor.

Carlos McLean
Carlos McLean

El Farolito on 24th or Gudalajara on Onandaga

Elsa Baez
Elsa Baez

I rather visit my local taqueria, which are aplenty where I live.

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