There’s a vending machine for baguettes in San Francisco. It beat a bakery in our blind taste test

Mar 12, 2019

I’m going to be honest: This story did not end up the way I thought it would. In my continuing quest to eat food and get paid to do it (as well as do reconnaissance work for the impending robot takeover), I took a Muni train to Stonestown Galleria near San Francisco State, not to shop at H&M or Sephora, but pick up some fresh bread.

Tucked inside the mall is a large vending machine called “Le Bread Xpress.” You swipe your card or insert cash and, in 20 to 30 seconds, the machine spits out a warm baguette.