A Food Truck Zoo is a Party for the Whole Family
A food truck zoo is a party for the entire family. Explore select animal exhibits, dance to music and enjoy a variety of food choices, including grilled cheese sandwiches, doughnuts, pizza and more.
Located along Hippo Trail, this truck serves warm soft pretzels, Italian-style sandwich and charcutierie and cheese plate, plus draft beer, cocktails, margaritas and icee.
Featuring Victorian-inspired murals, intricate embroidery and lace details, this restaurant offers a timeless elegance. Guests can enjoy an elegant tasting menu with seasonal dishes.
Busy Bee Cafe serves kid-friendly favorites including honey corn dogs, double trouble burgers and pizza plus Family Meal options for the hungriest chowhounds. It also serves frozen lemonade, a perfect thirst quenching beverage on a hot day.
San Diego Zoo Sandwich Co.
The Zoo’s newest eatery serves up honey corn dogs, double trouble burgers, pizza, wings and a variety of salads. Chowhound families can also feed a posse of finicky kids with their Family Meal option.
Located in Asian Passage, Hua Mei Cafe offers Asian-inspired cuisine items, salads, ice cream treats and locally brewed craft beer. Kids meals are available here as well.
Front Street Sweet Shack
Located in Lost Forest, this full-service restaurant offers chef-inspired plates, a patio with a waterfall and a full bar. This Zoo eatery also serves honey corn dogs, double trouble burgers and pizza, plus Family Meal portions.
Across from Reptile House, this fun dessert spot serves funnel cake, crafted shakes and sundaes and the Zoo’s first doughnut burger. Churros, kettle corn and warm soft pretzels are also available.
You’ll find a variety of tasty sandwiches and salads here. They also offer crafted shakes and floats as well as the Zoo’s famous doughnut burger.
Located close to the giraffes and koalas, this small stand is great for when you’re hungry but it’s too busy at Sydney’s Grill. Their frozen lemonade is particularly refreshing.
ICEEs, chips, popcorn, Dippin Dots, warm pretzels and soft drinks available.
Jungle Java is a great place for children to burn off energy while imagining themselves as explorers. They also have a separate area for toddlers to keep them safe.
There are plenty of dining options available at the San Diego Zoo. Some of them include Albert’s Restaurant, Zoo Brew, Rocks Box, Hua Mei Cones, and the Bamboo Bar. These restaurants offer a variety of food, drinks, and snacks for kids and adults.
Enjoy lions and lagers, anteaters and ales during the Zoo’s fun-filled 21 and over* beer tasting event. Proceeds from the event help with conservation.
Tickets include food from snack bars and the zoo cafe, unlimited beer tastings and animal experiences. VIP tickets include a guaranteed parking spot, admission, separate VIP entry, 2 drink tickets and a limited-edition Zoo Brew glass.
Rocks Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you a set of three jewelry pieces from designers like Kate Spade, Gorjana and more. For only $21 a month, you can maintain an ever-growing personal inventory of glistening jewelry to brilliantly accessorize with.
When you sign up, you fill out a style survey that clues the stylists into your taste. Then they ship a set for you to wear and return in an envelope with a prepaid shipping label.
Hua Mei Cones
Hua Mei Cafe serves Asian meal selections, burgers and fries, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, kids’ meals and ice cream treats. It also offers frozen cocktails and local craft beer.
Kettle corn in various flavors and churros are popular here as well. You can also grab a cold bottle of water from the Koala Cart.
Sweets and treats like cookies & other baked goods, ice cream and coffee. You’ll also find snacks and drinks that you can’t bring into the Zoo like iced cold beverages.
Located across from Polar Bear Plunge, Tundra Treats offers floats and sundaes. Guests can also enjoy a warm pretzel covered in cheese for an extra dollar. The truck plays traditional ice cream truck music and is available for private events.
Jungle Snacks offers ice cream, drinks and snacks. It’s located across from Polar Bear Plunge.
The Zoo’s food truck initiative was created through a partnership between Sodexo and Centerplate, its local management partner. The program includes DC-favorites like Crepe Love, FunnelFare carnival fare and Bootheel Southern barbecue. It operates seasonally.