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Food for whenever you fly – introducing new SmartVending machines at YVR

UpMeals vending machine at YVR

(photo credit: Jordan Collins)

No matter what time you find yourself travelling through YVR, fresh and healthy food is available at your fingertips – thanks to our new UpMeals SmartVending machines.

Now you can find up to 30 options of ready-to-eat salads, bowls, juices, healthy snacks, wraps and more at any time of day. The addition of these machines is part of YVR’s journey to transform its food and beverage program, offering more fresh, local and authentic options to better reflect the incredible culinary scene of our community.

The machines also feature a meal exclusive to the airport! Try the YVR Signature Bowl, which includes B.C. smoked salmon, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, nori, and pickled ginger on a bed of steamed sushi rice with UpMeals’ miso tamari dressing. We promise you’re in for a true West Coast experience in every bite!

Find a machine at these post-security locations throughout YVR:
• Three in domestic departures
• One in U.S. departures
• One in international departures

The meals in each machine are replenished daily so travellers can experience new menu items weekly based on popularity and ingredient seasonality. Each meal is dispensed in a sustainable, self-contained unit, and can be composted or recycled after use. The meals are made in a HACCP compliant food production facility, the global standard for food production safety and sanitation.

All major cashless payment options are accepted including credit and debit cards, as well as ewallets such as Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Next time you’re travelling through YVR, look for one of these UpMeals machines and grab a quick, fresh and healthy meal while you’re on the go.

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