Paris Just Got Its First Meat-Dispensing Vending Machine

Paris butcher installs a 24/7 meat vending machine
Beef carpaccio

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Parisians can now buy beef carpaccio 24 hours a day thanks to a new meat vending machine selling steaks and pork chops on the street. 

Japan is famous for its wild and well-stocked vending machines, but that country may have a new rival, because France now has a 24-hour vending machine that dispenses meat.

According to The Local, a Paris butcher has just installed a vending machine that will dispense raw meat to customers 24 hours a day, so a random passerby who has a sudden craving for a steak, pork chop, or beef carpaccio will not have to wait until morning to be sated.

“The vending machine offers a selection of our products which we prepare and vacuum-pack ourselves,” said Florence Pouzol, owner of the Basque butcher shop, L’Ami Txulette. “We wanted to give our customers an additional service when the shop is closed.”

The vending machine offers a faux filet of beef for €8.50, or about $9.50. Two pork chops are €5, or $5.58. It also reportedly stocks beef carpaccio, Basque country ham, and even chickens and eggs.

France already has five meat vending machines, but this is the first one in Paris.


Food vending machines are a growing trend in France. Paris got its first baguette vending machine in 2011, and it allows the bakery to sell bread every day without having to be open seven days a week.