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Food at the Zoo

Aldo's Burger

Made from 100% certified Angus beef sourced locally and seasoned on a sizzling flat grill.

Pranzo Pizza

Enjoy freshly made traditional pizzas like triple cheese, pepperoni and sausage as well as specialty pizzas like bruschetta or Grazie.

Chicken and Waffles

Get some comfort food at Chicken and Waffles featuring wafflewichs, fried chicken, and waffle sundaes.

Roast & Wok

Choose from stir fry, pad thai and lo mein for an ethnic flare. Select your protein from chicken, pork, or beef or go vegetarian.

World Tacos

Offering tacos, taco salad and burritos with your choice of beef barbacoa, chicken tinga or zesty black beans.

Philadelphia Zoo offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit many tastes and dietary needs. The Zoo has partnered with Lancer Hospitality to enhance the onsite visitor dining services including four new concepts offering fresh and local fare including Aldo's Burgers, Pranzo Pizza, Chicken and Waffles, and World Taco.

All food and beverage locations are weather permitting except Tiger Terrace. Availability and hours may vary seasonally.

Members enjoy a 10% discount on food and beverage.

Mane Fare

Click on a location below to learn more.


Tiger Terrace


Open Year Round

For traditional and trendy tastes. Dive into traditional favorites at Aldo’s Burger, where the burgers are made from 100% certified Angus beef sourced locally and seasoned on a sizzling flat grill.

Traditional pizzas such as triple cheese, pepperoni and sausage are served hot at Pranzo! For the more sophisticated of tastes try a specialty pizza like our Bruschetta or Grazie. All pizzas are freshly made on naan bread.

Get some comfort food at Chicken and Waffles featuring wafflewichs, fried chicken, and waffle sundaes. Chicken breasts are hand-breaded, tender and juicy!

Vegetarian options are available at both Aldo’s and Pranzo! You may substitute for a gluten-free bun for any burger or sandwich at Aldo’s and Chicken and Waffles.

 


Eagles Roost


Open April through October

For traditional and trendy tastes. Dive into traditional favorites at Aldo’s Burger, where the burgers are made from 100% certified Angus beef sourced locally and seasoned on a sizzling flat grill.

 


Impala Café


Open April through October

Get your coffee fix here! Coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, hot chocolate, cold coffee, blended drinks and more are all brewed from your local La Colombe coffee roaster. Assorted sandwiches, wraps, pastries, muffins, bars, cookies and cupcakes are also available.
 


World Tacos


Open April through October

Formerly 34th Street Market, World Tacos brings a fiesta to your taste buds. Offering tacos, taco salad and burritos with your choice of beef barbacoa, chicken tinga or zesty black beans. On the side add on your favorite Mexican classics like chips and salsa, beans or rice. Don’t forget to top it off with some guacamole!

Make it vegetarian with our zesty black beans. Taco Salad is gluten-friendly.
 

 

Bacon dog
Hot Dogs & Fresh Corn


Open April through October

Serving up local Hatfield 100% natural all-beef hot dogs. Choose from the Classic Hot Dog, New York Style Dog, or BLT Hot Dog. Combos include chips and a beverage. Fresh roasted corn will also be offered from sweet corn to Mexican-style to garden herb.

Sweet corn and Mexican-style corn are both vegetarian and gluten-friendly. Garden herb corn is vegan and gluten-friendly.
 


The Watering hole


Open May through September

The Watering Hole, Philadelphia Zoo's open-air beer and wine garden is a great place for guests to chill, grab a specialty beer and tasty treat while enjoying the outdoors in this open air oasis.

This cool new spot features reclaimed conversation-style seating, brightly-colored fabric umbrellas, lush landscaping, environmentally-friendly LED lighting and terra-cotta mosaic décor along with a robust beer and lite fare menu.

Pair our Sweet Chili Chicken Sandwich, Citrus Pork Sandwich or Beef Bulgogi Sandwich with a craft beer from your local Victory Brewing Company. If you’re looking for a lighter snack, share some house-made chips, soft pretzels or a meat and cheese platter.

Learn more about The Watering Hole
 

 

Snacks, Sweets & Special Treats

Click on a location below to view the menu and learn more.

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!
 

 


Lemonade/Dippin Dots


Open April through October

Sip an ice-cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. Add peach nectar or summer berry for extra flavor! You can also cool down with some Dippin’ Dots ice cream.

Located next to bear country.

 

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


Open April through October

This is the place to cool down! Get your favorite flavor ICEE or mix it up with multiple flavors - ten different flavors available! See what’s the best concoction you can come up with!

Located on the south side of Roast & Wok.

 


Dairy Barn


Open April through October

The cowbell rang! Enjoy your favorite ice cream in a cup, cake cone, waffle cone or deluxe waffle cone. Want to take it up a notch? Build-your-own sundae and make it a double!
 


Dippin' Dots


Open April through October

Cool down on a hot day with Dippin' Dots gourmet frozen desserts in a variety of cool and tasty flavors. You can find this dessert at Lemonade and Cotton Candy Stand and at the Dippin Dots stand near the polar bear exhibit.