My Name Is Legion wrote:
There is no evidence internal to TOS that there are food replicators aboard the Enterprise.
No evidence contrary to it either.
The incident with the tribbles is evidence that what the TOS Enterprise has, isn't what the Enterprise Dee has. The food in Trouble with Tribbles wasn't being materialized in the small alcoves and then the little door opens. The food was being produced elsewhere and then was moved to the dining area. How do we know this? Because the tribbles needed a opportunity to get
to the food.
When were the tribbles going to be "jumping" on to the food, if the replicator is materializing the food inside of the alcove?
And where was Scotty bring them from
, when he said that they were in the food processors?