Food at the Zoo

34th Street Market

This local, seasonal and always fresh menu features healthy options including hand-crafted sandwiches, composed salads and home made beverages.

All Natural

Now serving delicacies made from all-natural, vegetarian-fed and antibiotic-free chicken, pork and beef.

Freshly Baked

Hand-twisted and fresh baked on site every day to ensure quality and freshness.

Philly Cheesesteaks

The real deal: shaved ribeye and cheese sauce on a local Amoroso roll, wit' or wit'out onions.

Distrito Taco Truck

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, sample authentic Mexican delicacies from Jose Garces's signature food truck.

Philadelphia Zoo offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit many tastes and dietary needs. All food and beverage locations are weather permitting. Availability and hours may vary seasonally.

Members enjoy a 10% discount on food and drink from all dining locations at the Zoo.

Zoo gift certificates can be used to purchase Zoo memberships, admission tickets, parking, attractions, and dining locations. Gift certificates have no expiration date, so they make great gifts!

Mane Fare

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Tiger Terrace


Open Year Round

Traditional favorites like burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries, and freshly baked pizzas top the menu at Tiger Terrace, but you can also find grab-and-go options and healthy snacks. And take the Zoo home with you with a 32 oz. Zoo souvenir soda cup or a kids meal lunch box!

We use responsibly raised proteins in this location, which are antibiotic-free and fed a vegetarian diet.

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Smokehouse BBQ


Open April through October

At the Smokehouse Barbecue stand, you can find beef brisket, pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, all dry rubbed with our own spice blend and smoked to perfection. Each sandwich is finished off with Chef’s house-made signature sauce.

Other popular items include the “Big Texan” half-pound burger and the foot-long Dog. Choose from our tasty side dishes including “mac 'n' jack” and coleslaw.This is one of four locations that offer our 32 oz. Zoo souvenir soda cup.

We use responsibly raised proteins in this location, which are antibiotic-free and fed a vegetarian diet.

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Impala Café


Open April through October

Find your favorite hot and cold Starbucks coffee beverages here! We also offer in-house baked muffins, green tea biscotti and scones at this popular spot, as well as grab-and-go lunch options if you need a quick bite. This is one of four locations that offer our 32 oz. Zoo souvenir soda cup.

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34th Street Market


Open April through October

Our in-house culinary expert is really showing off at this stand, serving local, seasonal and fresh menu items.

Chef works with local farms for ingredients to use in his selection of seasonal salads, as well as fresh sandwiches served on a French baguette. To wash it all down, choose from our selection of fresh-squeezed fruit juices or infused water.

We use responsibly raised proteins in this location, which are antibiotic-free and fed a vegetarian diet.

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Philly Cheesesteak


Open April through October

Need we say more? We start with shaved ribeye steak and creamy white cheese sauce or American, then place it with love on an Amoroso roll. Want mushrooms on that? No problem. And of course you'll need to order your steak 'wit' or 'witout' onions.

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Bacon dog
Hebrew National Hot Dogs


Open April through October

Enjoy all-beef kosher hot dogs at the famous Hebrew National Hot Dog stand. All hot dogs are served on Pennsylvania Dutch potato buns with a variety of condiments.

Take it to the next level try one of Chef’s signature dogs, including BBQ Bacon Dog for the bacon lovers and the Mexican Prairie Dog for those who want to add a little spice into their life.

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Snacks, Sweets & Special Treats

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Philly Pretzel Factory
Philly Pretzel Factory


Open April through October

Every day in our pretzel kitchen, we mix only the finest ingredients and hand-twist each and every pretzel to ensure quality and freshness. Breathe in the incredible aroma as your pretzel comes straight from the oven and into your hands. We also offer a variety of other pretzel treats, including pretzel-wrapped hot dogs and cinnamon twists. Be sure to wash them down with a frozen lemonade!

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North gate Plaza


Open April through October

Grab a drink or snack on your way in or out of the Zoo!. Located at the main gate, this stand features hand-dipped Breyer’s ice cream, ice cold beverages, and a other cool snacks.

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Lemonade & Cotton Candy


Open April through October

Find fresh-squeezed lemonade and cotton candy at this refreshing stand. Stop by to discover our featured flavored lemonade made with all-natural fruit puree or pick up one of our other snack options, like a famous Philly pretzel twist, made in-house.

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ICEE Mix-it-up
ICEE Mix-It-Up


Open April through October

Located on the south side of the Smokehouse building, this is the spot to cool down with an ice cold beverage. Help yourself to ten different flavors. Everyone has a favorite!

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The Ice Cream Barn


Open April through October

Offering soft-serve, hand-dipped favorites, and four waffle bowl signature sundaes, the Ice Cream Barn features a wide variety of ice cream treats sure to delight all ages. And there is no better way to celebrate your birthday than with the Birthday Cake Sundae! The Barn is in the perfect location for an afternoon treat—this is one spot that you won't want to miss!

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Mini Melts


Open April through October

Cool down on a hot day with Mini Melts gourmet frozen desserts in a variety of cool and tasty flavors. You can find this stand at Wolcott Plaza, near the polar bear exhibit.

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Ice Cream Oasis


Open April through October

The Ice Cream Oasis offers a choice of soft-serve vanilla and chocolate custard. This stop also offers other snacks, including Hope’s Cookies baked on site, cotton candy, and refreshing drinks. This is one of the four locations that offer our 32 oz. Zoo souvenir soda cup!

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