Zoo Atlanta Food Options For Your Trip
When you’re planning your visit to Zoo Atlanta, it can quickly become an all-day event for your family. The popular Atlanta family destination is the perfect place to have fun, explore and learn about animals at the same time. I’ve shared my favorite tips for your first time Zoo Atlanta visit, but there isn’t much information online about the available dining inside the zoo. On our most recent trip, I made sure to check out all of the Zoo Atlanta Food Options to help you plan your visit. Plus, there are several picnic locations that are great for packed lunch choice.
Zoo Atlanta Food Options: Menus, Prices and Photos
Where To Find Food at Zoo Atlanta
You can download a printable park map or grab one at the ticket kiosk. Each dining location is marked on the map, but there isn’t a menu description available. All of the food options are walk-up counter service that offer quick bites to eat. There are two picnic spots available and you CAN bring your own food into the zoo(of course, alcohol is prohibited). If you’re visiting during the Summer, be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. There are many water fountains throughout the zoo. Bottled water is available for purchase for $3.25.
Zoo Atlanta Snack Options
There are several snack options available at Zoo Atlanta that cost under $5. Our family split a bag of popcorn that was a generous size. If you’re looking for a themed snack, the “Pandamonium Crunch” Dippin’ Dots ice cream was popular amongst guests. Check out some of the snack options and prices:
- Soft Pretzel ($4.25)
- Cotton Candy ($4.75)
- Popcorn ($4.25)
- Dippin’ Dot’s Ice Cream Small ($5.00, Large $7.00)
- Soft Serve Ice Cream and Floats ($4.25 – $5.00)
Quick Counter Service Food Options at Zoo Atlanta
There are several counter service food options that are great for a casual lunch. Most of the prices range from $8.50 for a hot dog to $28.00 for a large whole pizza. There are a very little indoor seating options, but many tables and park benches available for outdoor seating options.
Nourish Café opened this spring and is the largest restaurant, located on the Grand Patio. Formerly, this was the Wild Planet Café. It has been renovated with a new menu. The menu is varied – with a focus on fresh and delicious. The café also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Additionally, it’s certified by the Green Restaurant Association and uses compostable serviceware and does not offer single-use plastic straws or plastic bags.
For lighter options they have deli selections ($9 to $12): King Club Sandwich, SouthWest Salad and Greek Salad. The kid’s menu is very selective with only Mac n’ Cheese as an option. Pizza is available by the slice ($3.95-$4.25) and by a whole 16″ pizza ($24 – $28).
The COOP Food Truck
If you’re craving chicken, this is where to find it at Zoo Atlanta! From Nashville hot chicken to classic chicken sandwiches, this is one of the more popular Zoo Atlanta food options. They have a kid’s meal option, Gluten-Free options and some vegetarian side dishes.
Fro-zen is a new option which opened Spring of 2019. It’s located near the Asian Forest, near the giant otters, and offers customizable ICEEs, ice cream and popcorn to name a few.
Wild Burger Atlanta
If you’re looking for a gourmet food option at Zoo Atlanta, Wild Burger is probably your best bet. It’s a satellite location of the popular burger spot. They offer large 1/3 lb Angus burgers ($9.00 – $11.00), loaded fries and a vegetarian Black Bean Burger option. They offer several kid’s menu options: PB&J, Turkey Wrap and Mini Corn Dogs. Each kids menu comes grapes, apple sauce and animal crackers for $8.00.
As the first food destination inside of Zoo Atlanta, the line at Flamingo Joe’s can be long. They offer Starbuck’s Coffee and snack options.
Outside food is permitted at Zoo Atlanta and you can oftentimes find kids occupying the picnic tables from school field trips. Definitely consider packing your child a lunch if they have any food allergies. Gluten Free Zoo Atlanta food options were hard to find at the counter service locations.
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