Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kosher Vending Machines?

(Hat tip: Michael) This is really interesting:
WHERE else but New York could two guys who grew up together find a way to blend kosher food, cutting-edge cooking technology and hip-hop?

Earlier this month, the nation’s first glatt kosher vending machine that can shoot out a hot knish was installed at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. The machine also crisps up kosher mozzarella sticks, cheese pizza and onion rings. And in a few weeks, freshly grilled hot dogs in warm buns will be for sale there, too. Not from the same machine, of course. That wouldn’t be kosher.

The vending machines are called Hot Nosh 24/6. “To make it a little Jewish sounding we called it nosh, and we added the 24/6 to give a little cuteness to it,” said Doron Fetman, who with his partner, Alan Cohnen, created Kosher Vending Industries.

As Michael noted to me, we don't know what kind of hechsher it will have, but it's certainly interesting.

UPDATED: Reb Abe returns (!!) and informs us that it is under the Chof-K. Thanks!!


  1. That's so cool! I want one of those where I work!

  2. sounds like the french fries (and other items) vending machines in israel...

  3. They did a test run in my brother's school this past year... all the guys loved it. (When it worked.)

  4. The picture in the link you had has a Kof K on the machine.

  5. This company is legitimate. All food is certified by the Kof-K.
    Check out their website here:

  6. 4 years ago we came across a french fry vending machine with (I think) a Badatz hechsher in Meah Shearim.

  7. Do the machines only reheat the foods, or do they cook them for the first time?

  8. What about Shabbat and Yom Tov?

    What about Pesach?