Eating & Dining

Don’t Forget to Refuel

Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café or one of our many food kiosks throughout the Calgary Zoo. Feeling like a sit down meal? If you have food allergies, just ask one of our staff – ingredient lists are available at all food locations. Kitamba Café and Penguin Plunge Café have gluten-friendly options available.

Gluten friendly menu available here

Grazers, our seasonal restaurant, is closed for fall/winter. If you would like to rent Grazers as a rustic-chic wedding venue, or as a unique meeting spot, please contact our team here.

Main Concession Buildings:

Kitamba Café

Visit our main cafeteria with indoor seating and our largest menu selection. Breakfast is available 9 a.m. – 10:30 am.

Kitamba has the largest variety of food, offering concession classics such as all beef jumbo hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers, poutine, house roasted pulled pork, kid’s meals, healthy options and gluten-friendly options. Be sure to try our handcrafted artisan soups, and chili made in house with fresh local ingredients by our Chefs. Gluten friendly menu available here

  • Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • During ZOOLIGHTS hours extend until 9 p.m.

Kitamba Java 

If you head down to the far end of Kitamba Café, you will find Kitamba Java! Treat yourself to a specialty Starbucks coffee or latte, iced coffee and tea, artisan bagels, sandwiches or soft serve ice cream. 

  • Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • During ZOOLIGHTS hours extend until 9 p.m.

Penguin Café

Attached to the main gift shop, Penguin Café is open year-round and serves hot and cold foods. Stop in to get a soft serve ice cream, hot dogs, our irresistible french fries, fresh brewed coffee, a cappuccino screamer or a bowl of house made soup. Gluten friendly menu available here

  • Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • During ZOOLIGHTS hours extend until 9 p.m.

Secondary Concession Buildings:

Currently closed for the winter low season. They are dependant on weather and visitor attendance.

Dairy Bar

Dairy Bar is open seasonally dependent on weather. It serves soft serve ice cream, slushies, and our famous Screamer which is a delicious mixture of both! 

  • Closed for the fall/winter low season.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Tusk and Grill

Tusk offers a hot menu of fries, chicken fingers, premium burgers, a variety of feature poutines, hot dogs, fountain pop and more.

  • Closed for the fall/winter low season.
  • During ZOOLIGHTS hours extend until 9 p.m.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Tribal Treats

Tribal Treats is the place for popcorn, cold pop and hot dogs! You can also find some healthy options here such as fruit and veggie cups or try our signature Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich with Kettle Chips for lunch. 

  • Closed for the fall/winter low season.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Panda Parlor

Panda is located across from the snow leopard enclosure. Panda has many unique menu items such as our famous mini donuts, mini donut sundae, snow cones, soft serve ice cream and floats. 

  • Closed for the fall/winter seasons.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Tigers Den

Attached to the Tigers Gift shop, our Tigers Den location is perfect for families stopping at the carousel or park! Enjoy a fresh brewed coffee, soft serve ice cream, tiger tail sundae, hot dog, cotton candy or popcorn while you wait for the kids to finish playing. 

  • Closed for the fall/winter low season.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Watering Hole

Watering Hole is our quick stop snack hut in the African area of the zoo. You can grab a refreshing drink, fresh popcorn, cotton candy, our giant pickle on a stick or ice cream novelty bars.

  • Closed for the fall/winter low season.
    *All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.