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Dining & Shopping

Dining & Shopping

Discover the best BBQ in town right in the heart of Denver Zoo! Enjoy mouth-watering barbecue, featuring some of the finest hardwood-smoked meats including brisket, turkey, pulled pork and sausage links. A variety of domestic and craft beer selections are available and pair nicely with BBQ selections. Family-style or individual meals are available to satisfy any sized craving. Don’t forget dessert! Brown Bear features God Save the Cream’s local, seasonal hard scoop ice cream as well as pudding cups and kettle corn.

Craft Fine Foods is Denver Zoo’s resident food truck serving sizzling Angus steak burgers, hot dogs, tater tots and cold beer. Order the Truck Burger or Truck Dog for a unique twist on some of your grill favorites.

A favorite treat reinvented. Try Dippin’ Dots ice cream beads to cool off on a hot day. 

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.

All of Denver Zoo’s popcorn is popped fresh at the Golden Kettle. That’s more than 11 tons of buttered popcorn and 5 tons of kettle corn every year! Stop by for freshly popped kettle corn and enjoy the nostalgic Ox Cart photo opportunity – a family favorite for generations.

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.

Explore fresh and bold flavors of the East with stir fry bowls including Jasmine rice or noodles and a choice of Asian seared chicken, BBQ pork or sweet chili tofu. Compliment your culinary adventure with chicken lettuce wraps, pot stickers or crispy vegetarian spring rolls and complete your meal with soft-serve ice cream. Kamala Café is next to the McGrath Family Amphitheater, allowing you to enjoy a meal or ice cream while watching one of the twice daily animal demonstrations in Toyota Elephant Passage.

Start or finish your visit to Denver Zoo with a trip to Kibongi Market and Coffee Shop. Enjoy a pastry and your favorite Starbucks Coffee drink while shopping in the gift shop. Located at the zoo’s main entrance, admission is not required to shop this unique store for baby gifts, toys, apparel and household accessories. Purchase your favorite animal plush to remember your zoo visit or support our conservation programs by selecting one of the items in our Global Goods collection. 

Denver Zoo offers all the tools you need to have an excellent visit. Wagons and wheelchairs are available for rental just inside the main entrance to the zoo. Forgot something? We’ll make sure you are ready with all the necessities including water bottles, hats, sunscreen and umbrellas.

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.

Dine on hand-tossed pizza, garlic knot twists and parmesan fries or enjoy a sweet treat including soft-serve ice cream, root beer or Coke floats and classic Icee souvenir drinks. Conveniently located next to the Explore the Shore Play Area Made Possible by Children’s Hospital Colorado this location also features daily sea lion shows. It is an excellent location to grab some snacks, let your kids enjoy the play area and learn about the sea lions that call Denver Zoo home.

Forgot something? We’ll make sure you are outfitted with all the necessities including water bottles, hats and sunscreen. Check out our rotation feature items for kids of all ages! This shop is located next to Lorikeet Adventure and the restrooms in Primate Panorama.

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.

Enjoy house made selections from around the globe, featuring handcrafted sandwiches, salads, hand-tossed pizza, tacos and grill classics while enjoying the view of lions, hyenas and wild dogs exploring Predator Ridge. In addition to the traditional zoo treats, our chef frequently creates daily specials that feature seasonally crafted menu items that confirm you have discovered a well-hidden dining delight.

Grab your favorite zoo snack with a quick stop for soft-serve ice cream, popcorn, pretzels and cotton candy at this convenient location.

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.

Located throughout the Zoo snack carts offer a variety of treats to quench your thirst or appease your sweet tooth. Menu items include: popcorn, cotton candy, bottled beverages, domestic and craft beer, canned wine, frozen bananas, frozen lemonade, organic Froozer frozen bars and soft pretzels with cheese. Keep an eye out for unique seasonal features throughout the year. 

Pick up a souvenir to remember your visit to Denver Zoo and Toyota Elephant Passage. With a variety of featured items including plush toys based on your favorite Toyota Elephant Passage residents, like Asian elephants, Bodhi or Groucho.

This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.