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Eatsa (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Eclectic Midtown
 (Photograph: Lauren Spinelli)
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliEatsa
 (Photograph: Lauren Spinelli)
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliEatsa
 (Photograph: Lauren Spinelli)
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliEatsa
 (Photograph: Lauren Spinelli)
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliEatsa

Time Out says

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It looks like the “robots are stealing our jobs” conspiracy theorists might be onto something. Just look at this high-tech quinoa Automat for proof. Founded in—where else?—San Francisco in 2015, the fast-casual chain launches in midtown with this 690-square-foot outpost, where diners can order items and pay for their meals via a mobile app or at kiosks in the restaurant. Quinoa bowls like the Aloha (taro root chips, pickled ginger, orange-miso sauce), the Toscano (roasted winter squash, fried spaghetti, basil pesto) and the Spice Market (corn curry, saag paneer, tandoori tofu) are prepared by a combination of robots and human workers in the back and are then doled out in glass cubbies with LCD screen boxes that display the diner’s name. No human interaction is necessary, although the space sports 20 seats, in case you want to eat with actual people. 



Address: 285 Madison Ave
New York
Cross street: between E 40th and E 41st Sts
Price: Average bowl: $7
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–9pm
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