Gastro Obscura Presents: The World's Most Unusual Vending Machine - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Gastro Obscura Presents: The World's Most Unusual Vending Machine

3 hours
Up to 1000 people
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois See Dates
What We’ll Do

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.

Featured Vendors:

Blossoms by Angelica

Four Star Mushrooms

Publican Quality Bread

Vargo Brother Ferments

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.

Where We’ll Be

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

What Else You Should Know
Group Size

There are 1000 spots available on this experience.

Dates and Availability
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021
    1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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