When you think good ramen, the image that pops into your mind is probably a cozy, bustling establishment teeming with people forming a line out the door. At each table, each person is hunched over their hot bowl of steamy broth and noodles.
While that may be the case for most spots you’ll find in the Bay Area, let us not forget that we are also in the innovation center of the country, which means you are also bound to find a smattering of innovative food service options like Yo-Kai Express—a vending machine that serves ramen.
Yo-Kai Express describes itself as “the world first smart ramen vending machine.” Currently, they have a couple locations scattered throughout San Francisco, with three more slated to open in SFO for all your airport ramen needs.
It looks as though, just maybe, the days of vending machines that solely serve dry, stale snacks and sodas are a thing of the past. And we certainly aren’t complaining.