Food and Drink
Zoo Farm to Fork
Call of the Wild
Join us in the Call of the Wild Food Court and enjoy for a variety of menu choices in a spacious dining area overlooking the Zoo's main lake. The Call of the Wild is open year round for a snack, lunch or a tasty treat.
The food court at the Call of the Wild includes The Grill with favorites such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, turkey burgers, brats, chicken strips, fries or onion rings. Kids meals are also available and include choice of hot dog, hamburger, cheeseburger, corn dog, chicken strips, salad or fruit. Pizzooria has made fresh pepperoni, sausage, cheese or specialty pizza. Sabino's offers sub sandwiches and salads made-to-order and topped with a variety of fresh deli meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauces, plus soups and chili. Savor the delicious, true Memphis flavored house smoked pulled pork sandwich, beef brisket or chicken at Alton’s BBQ. The slow smoking process enhances the natural flavor making the meat tasty and tender. The menu also includes nachos, mac & cheese, salads and kids meals.
And, last but not least, stop by Zoolicious for a tasty treat including hand-dipped ice cream, juice and yogurt smoothies, ice cream treats, pretzel, cookies, cotton candy, popcorn, caramel corn, or cheese corn and more. A variety of beverages are available at Call of the Wild and at kiosks and carts throughout the zoo.
Looking for a vegetarian meal or a reduced-fat entrée? No problem. The menu at The Call of the Wild features Create-A-Balance offering a variety of choices and information to fit your lifestyle and dietary needs. Also Healthy Choices menu options substitutes include fruit or baked chips.
New! Penguin Cafe
The Penguin Café is conveniently located adjacent to the new 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit near the Zoo’s main entrance.
Visitors can enjoy their favorite latte, espresso or specialty coffee drinks served hot or cold, as well as blended drinks. Penguin Café also features Sweet and Savory Crepes, gourmet popcorn, Flavor Burst ice cream and a variety of snacks and pastries.
Penguin Café is open daily during Zoo hours.
Check out the new WILD JAVA gourmet coffee and snack shop located on the Tropic/Minnesota Trail Plaza across from the Target Learning Theatre. WILD JAVA is open seasonally during Zoo hours where you can enjoy your favorite "cup of joe." or specialty coffee drinks served hot or cold. WILD JAVA proudly serves Caribou coffee, latte coolers or iced chai, plus baked fresh muffins or pastry; soft-serve ice cream cone or waffle sundae; smoothies and grab & go sandwiches or wraps; pretzel, caramel apple, fruit and chips.
Grizzly Coast Café
Stop by the Grizzly Coast Café for a taste of Russia. The Café is located on the Central Plaza and features ethnically diverse dishes such as Russian Rueben or Pike Sandwich or Russian Cobb Salad, as well as visitors' favorites including cheeseburgers, brat, soft service ice cream and beverages. Grizzly Coast Café is open seasonally.
Country Fare Kitchen
Located in the farmhouse at the Wells Fargo Family Farm, the Country Fare Kitchen offers fresh made-to-order sandwiches, fresh sweet corn, kid’s meals as well as a selection of cold beverages, Caribou coffee, hand dipped ice cream, chocolate shakes and root beer floats. Country Fare Kitchen is open seasonally.
Making a Difference!
Minnesota Zoo and Lancer Hospitality are working together to reduce our impact on the environment. We work with distributors and vendors to source products locally, recycle paper, plastic and metal, and use recycled or compostable products to help reduce our carbon footprint.