To celebrate the launch of our much-anticipated culinary book Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide, we built the World's Most Unusual Vending Machine! From taste bud-bending miracle berries to color-changing flower powder, we've compiled a curated selection of curious, wondrous, and delectable food and drink items from around the world into one easy-to-use vending machine, now touring the country for your purchasing pleasure.
We’re bringing the Gastro Obscura vending machine to Chicago’s historic Hideout (c. 1934) for its Midwest debut on Saturday, October 23 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Atlas Obscura co-founder and co-author Dylan Thuras will be on site for a meet-and-greet and book signing, along with a curated farmers market of local vendors, a special fruit and vegetable synth performance and an interactive music station that encourages guests to play with their food.
Can't make the event? That's ok, we'll be here all weekend! The Gastro Obscura vending machine will be at Hideout through Monday, October 25.
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642