City Pantry News

Papaya - The fruit of the angels

Thursday 21 September, 2017



Fruits like papaya can benefit your health immensely. Papaya has been famous for hundreds of years and was named ‘fruit of the angels’ by explorer and navigator, Christopher Columbus.


Papaya is a natural source of essential vitamins and minerals that boost your overall wellbeing. With a luscious taste and sunlit colour, papaya can be eaten straight, added to your favourite smoothie, or combined in range of salads, healthy desserts and savoury dishes.


In this month’s blog, we provide insight into some of the fruit’s outstanding health benefits that we know you’ll love.






Fresh-food vending locations update!

Tuesday 18 July 2017


Queensland's fresh-food vending team actively seek new high-value sites where demand warrants daily servicing.  From 1am each morning, our fresh-food-vending team, based in Brisbane, select, package and stock the best fruits and other foods so all machines are ready for the day ahead. The goal is to help you access amazing fresh food 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team provides vending options at accessible public sites, and staff-only sites throughout South-East Queensland.






Find the latest fresh-food vending locations!

Thursday 15 September, 2016


Our team actively seeks new high-value sites,  where the demand warrants daily servicing to ensure our food always tastes great.  Are you looking for machines where you can access amazing fresh food 24/7? We provide fresh-food vending options at sites accessible to the public, and a number of 'staff-only' sites.


Sites as of September 2016


  • Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma St: Ground Floor near the elevator.
  • The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia (four sites): Sciences Library Ground Floor; Duhig Tower Fryer Library Ground Floor; UQ Union 24/7 Student Space; Colin Clark Building Ground Floor.
  • The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Herston: The Atrium, Food Court. RBWH includes the world-first CityPantry, an emporium of fresh-food vending machines.
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Brisbane (one site): the Main Entrance near Reception.
  • The Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital, Woolloongabba (three sites): Ground Level near the orange lifts; the Main Entry; and the Nurse's Lounge. (a staff-only site).
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes:  Main Entrance near the ATM.
  • North Lakes Health Precinct, North Lakes:  Main Entrance, Endeavour Boulevard.
  • The Sherwood Bus Depot:  A staff-only site.




Fresh produce could help turn around global eating trends

Tuesday 10 May, 2016


A recent Lancet study ( has shown that globally, more people are overweight or obese than hungry, leading one Australian fresh produce marketer to question, can fresh produce potentially help to turn this trend around?


According to Director of Fresh Partners Marketing, Mike Evans, many of us have lost connection to good food; he says we have almost forgotten how to eat to be healthy.




Australian bananas just keep on innovating!

Thursday 1 April, 2016


In Australia, we are incredibly lucky to be home to some of the world’s best, mouth-watering bananas 12 months a year. Bananas are one of our *country’s best-selling supermarket items, and collectively, Australian eat more than five million banana’s every day.


If that’s not enough to make you sit up and say Wow, perhaps this will:  *all bananas sold in Australia are grown in Australia, and our banana industry generates over $600 million per year.


Such an inspiring position has not come about by accident. Decades of hard work, innovation and development are responsible. Industry has kept pace with increasing demand for quality bananas, and has constantly evolved to be more efficient and sustainable.