Food & Shopping

Food stations and shops are weather permitting and their operating schedules are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to call 610.277.3825 ext. 222 before their visit to confirm if a specific location is operating.


Petrucci’s Ice Cream Parlor

This local favorite features a variety of frozen treats including ice cream and water ice! Petrucci’s is located just outside the entrance to the playground.

Zoo Brew Beer Garden & Bar

The Zoo Brew Beer Garden & Bar serves wine and draft beers. An outdoor lounge area gives guests more room to sit and relax while enjoying their beverage. For guests 21 and over only; valid I.D. required. Weekends only

Nature Shop

The Lenore Weiss Nature Shop is packed with animal-themed toys and gifts, as well as exclusive Elmwood Park Zoo merchandise and apparel.  

Garden Cafe

Enjoy the wonderful healthy selection of quick favorites! Garden Cafe by Trattoria Totaro, features smoothie bowls, salads, avocado toast, and more! Open Thursday through Sunday


The Watering Hole serves alcoholic beverages to those who are 21 and over. Also available is a snack menu with items like hot dogs*, popcorn*, soft pretzels*, etc.

*Menus are subject to change

Zachary's BBQ & Soul

Zachary‘s BBQ & Soul serves authentic Southern specialties and real barbecue made from chef Keith Taylor’s tried and true family recipes.