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We’re not going to lie — as much as we love whipping up vegan culinary masterpieces in the kitchen, there are definitely days we’d rather just grab the quickest, most convenient plant-based snack around and be on our merry way. Cooking certainly allows us to flex our creativity and nourish our bodies precisely as we’d like to, but some days are just too busy and too hectic. Everyone needs a break.

For people in Melbourne, Australia, it’s now going to be easier than ever to access a host of vegan goodies and treats, because the city seems to have installed a new 24-hour organic vegan vending machine which dispenses a slew of better-for-you snacks for hungry customers to grab and eat on the go.

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While many view vending machines as a convenient junk food dispensary (they’re often filled with sugar-laden sodas and empty-calorie items like candy bars and chips) these new vending machines appear to sell healthy options such as fresh salads, sandwiches, coconut water, kombucha, and more.

For those of us living stateside, the makers of leCupboard will be planting new vegan vending machines in strategic locations across the United States, so look out for those!

Make Convenient Vegan Food at Home

Even if you don’t have access to these amazing new machines, if you doll out some time on a Sunday to meal prep, you can make sure you have some nutritious vegan snacks on hand to last you few the week. Check out some of our favorite healthy to-go snacks from the Food Monster App below!

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These anti-inflammatory Coconut Turmeric Bites by Kat Condon are packed with superfood power. Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo! Simple, wholesome ingredients that offer a whole lot of nutrition as well as yum. The bites themselves take on an almost fudge-like consistency. They are especially delicious frozen.

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Quick, cheap and Easy No-Powder Protein Bars by Camilla Saulsbury are so handy. Protein-packed chickpeas are the secret to making these! Mixed with ripe banana, peanut butter, oats, and nuts, you would never guess that these bars have beans in them! Refined sugar-free, high-fiber, and hunger-busting!

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What beats a spicy samosa? Nothing! Because Holly Jade‘s version uses tortillas and requires baking instead of frying, you will be left with healthier Baked Tortilla Samosas that maintain the same tasty textures and flavors. The tortilla wraps crisp in the oven whilst the potato, carrot, and spinach filling remains perfect.

If you want more vegan snack inspo, these 15 Unique Snacks That Provide Your Daily Dose of Probiotics are healthy and good for your gut, while these Simple and Satisfying Vegan Snacks will please any palate.

We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

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