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Healthy automated eats: Self-serve cafés to arrive in Brisbane

We’re all familiar with those Monday morning plans that entailing snapping out of a food-binging spiral and eating less takeaway, more kale and quinoa. But while the notion is great (so great we have it every Monday), the reality is that ain’t nobody got time for #mealprep. Those twenty containers on your kitchen counter of poached chicken and broccoli are an impressive Insta snap but more a momentary feeling of self-achievement than a realistic eating plan. You’ll be sick of broccoli by Tuesday, you know it. All this is about to change as the Brisbane food scene is delivered a fast-food concept of a different kind. All Real Foods, a self-service café that ejects exotic, wholesome salads, snacks and smoothies, is bringing Brisbane fresh and healthy on-the-go meals and ‘food that loves you back.’ If you’ve found yourself at That Little Place in Mount Gravatt East or Flannerys Natural and Organic Supermarket in Taringa then you may already have pounced upon one of All Real Foods’ hearty feeds, which come in a handy transportable jar made from recyclable plastic that keeps everything inside fresh and crisp. And with the range of mouth-watering selections and naturally sourced, guilt-free contents, restocked and sold fresh daily, you’ve got no excuse for resorting to a lunchtime burger. Get your hands on salads like beetroot, apple, kale, sprouts and goji berries doused in balsamic dressing and add some free-range meat, like chicken or pulled pork for a protein hit. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what All Real Foods is delivering to our lunchboxes. From a quinoa parfait brekky to gluten-free, raw vegan bars and green smoothies, rest assured you’re covered all day long, with soups soon to be added to the mix to warm the soul in the colder months. Once they’re up and running, the vending machine experience will also be made greener by a gratitude board within and a vertical herb garden to be enjoyed while selecting your next scrumptious meal. While the exact whereabouts of the machines is yet to be determined, we have no doubt that these health food merchants will soon be taking over Brisbane with their satisfying salads and innovative concept. Personally, we’ve been waiting for an automated eat like All Real Foods to lettuce turnip the beet and get great quality, fuss-free feeds for way too long! Words by Samantha McKendry Image credit: Foodness Gracious