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Tasty Trend: Cupcake ATM In New York City

New Yorkers certainly have enough food options, and they will now have a 24 hour cupcake ATM!

Yes, you read that right. For all the vending machine lovers and sweet teeth out there, now you can visit New York City’s first cupcake ATM which holds an unbelievable 760 cupcakes at a time! Just don’t go too crazy because at $4.25 each, it can sure add up.

12 daily flavors will be available such as Cuban Coffee, Banana Dark Chocolate, Lemon Meringue and their popular Red Velvet.

A little research led me to find that the Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery in Los Angeles opened a cupcake ATM in 2012 and it took 2 years for this idea to spread to its east coast location. We’re lucky it finally made it East!

Located right next to Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery on the Upper East Side on Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets, it’s a short walk over to the pond or the zoo at Central Park, where you’d have plenty of space to walk and burn off those calories. A cupcake ATM is definitely an interesting concept designed to cover cupcake cravings at all hours and to attract anyone who loves this fresh new idea in vending machines. Launched on March 25th,  now’s your time to take a gamble and even win some extra goodies!   Their Facebook page says they will be hiding the following in cupcakes at the new ATM:

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Is this a great idea or a passing novelty? Are you going to head over and try a flavor?  Do you think this is the start of a trend for various ATM vending options?  Apparently in Europe, there are pizza vending machines, in Germany you can buy hot bread, and Japan has lettuce machines! LETTUCE? Well after all those cupcakes, a cup of lettuce just might be the antidote we need.

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*Photos used with permission from Sprinkles, NYC.

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