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.

Closed for the season

Zachary's BBQ & Soul

Led by legendary Norristown BBQ pitmaster Chef Keith Taylor, Zachary’s BBQ & Soul features succulent pulled pork sandwiches, delicious veggie burgers, juicy beef burgers, grilled and fried chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, crispy French fries and Louisiana crab fries, a serious variety of gourmet hotdogs and warm, house-baked chocolate chip cookies, along with fresh-cut fruit and a handful of signature cocktails. 

Tosco's Pizza

The delicious pizza from this local Norristown favorite is finally available for Elmwood Park Zoo guests! They have hot, quick serve favorites like chicken fingers and fries, as well as a selection of adults-only slushies that are sure to please!

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 – 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.

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.

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.

Between now and 12/31/22, TD Bank Consumer Cardholders can get a 10% discount off their entire purchase when they use their TD Bank Visa® Debit or Credit Card at retail checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers.