Check Out This Healthy Eats Vending Machine Made From Reclaimed Wood

We've seen a number of vending machines that offer healthier food options than a bag of Funyuns — especially at schools and offices. But Chicago's Farmer's Fridge takes the trend of nutritious, fast and affordable food to a whole new level. Currently located at Chicago's Garvey Food Court, and off Interstate 94 at Illinois' Lake Forest Tollway stop, the new kiosk-style vending machines are stocked daily with freshly-made salads and optional protein add-ins like lemon pepper chicken and poached salmon, as well as healthy breakfast and snack items, smartly packaged in recyclable plastic jars. Prices max out at about $12 for a fully-loaded salad (basics start at $8), which is a pretty sweet deal considering most of the ingredients are organic and, when possible, sourced from local farms.

The design of the kiosk itself is a pretty cool feature too. Fashioned from reclaimed barn wood and accompanied by recycling bins for the empty plastic food containers, the machines definitely look the part of a modern-day farm-to-fork fast food vendor.

Clean eats, clean design. Salads are packaged in recyclable pastil jars—a smart move for travelers who don't eat everything in one go—while the kiosk itself is fashionably wrapped in reclaimed barn wood.[/caption]
Healthy breakfast options include Greek yogurt parfait, apple slices with honey and almond butter, while salads range from Mediterranean to sushi-inspired options.[/caption]