All of our larger restaurants have product ingredient books available for customer review. We do not fry with peanut oil. Gluten-free bread is available, upon request, at Cafe Kudu.
*It is imperative for your safety to inform the service staff of your dietary needs and restrictions prior to ordering your meal or snack.*
At Cafe Kudu you will find a variety of low-fat, low-carb and vegetarian entrées. If you're concerned about a food allergy, please speak with a restaurant manager or supervisor before consuming any food items.
The following Grilled Sandwich Station items are prepared gluten-free as long as gluten-free bread is requested:
Half-Pound Angus Burger
All beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a requested gluten-free bun. Add cheese. Add thick-cut bacon.
French Dip (Seasonal)
Thinly sliced roast beef piled high on a requested gluten-free bun. Served with a side of Au Jus. Add cheese.
Grilled Chicken BLT
Seasoned chicken breast, bacon, spinach and tomato topped with a balsamic mayo on requested gluten-free bread.
Hot Cuban (Seasonal)
Thinly sliced ham, pulled pork, banana pepper and pickles topped with our specialty mustard on a requested gluten-free bun.
A char-broiled turkey burger patty topped with lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickle chips with balsamic mayo served on a requested gluten-free bun.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich (Seasonal)
Pulled pork with sweet BBQ sauce on a requested gluten-free bun with sauteed onions and dill pickle chips. Please notify your server of your dietary needs to ensure the correct sauce is served.
Jumbo Hot Dog (Seasonal)
Quarter-pound all-beef hotdog. Please request gluten-free bun.
Beef and pork hot dog. Please request gluten-free bun.
Nachos with Cheese
Black Forest Ham or Mesquite Turkey Fresh Deli Sandwich (if requested on gluten-free bread)
A full salad bar is available during peak season.
- Fruit, Cheese & Cracker Snack Pack
- Hummus with Pita Bread Chips
- Fresh Whole Fruit
- Strawberry Applesauce
- Garden Burger - A grilled veggie patty, topped with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and served on an split-top Kaiser
- Falafel Sandwich - Pita bread filled with falafel, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce
- Kids Combo Meal - includes a kid's beverage and two sides: carrots, squeezable yogurt, strawberry applesauce or gold fish crackers, PB&J or Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwich.Chef's
- Daily Special (Sometimes Vegetarian Option Available)
- Our Chef's Special includes a complimentary 22oz. fountain beverage
- Grab-n-Go Fresh Deli Sandwich
- Grab-n-Go Fresh Vegetarian Deli Wraps (Seasonal)
- Salad Cups
- Salad Bar (seasonal)
- Spinach and Tomato Quesadilla
- Four-Cheese Quesadilla
- 9" Thin Crust One Topping Pizza
Additional Toppings (Onion, Spinach, Banana Pepper, Tomato, Squash, Zucchini, Green Pepper)
- Cheese Waffle Fries
- Basket of Seasoned Fries
- Nachos with Cheese
- Mac 'N' Cheese
- Regular Seasoned Fries
- Bavarian Pretzel Sticks (2)
- Bavarian Pretzel Sticks with Cheese
We are happy to serve items that are free of gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and more. Ray’s Snack Shack showcases many Zoo favorites, including chicken strips, thin-crust pizza, soft pretzel bites, nachos, beer and Dole Whip (dairy, egg, peanut and gluten-free ice cream.) We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our guests with dietary restrictions. This restaurant is located next to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. *Seasonal
Frequently Asked Questions
Feel free to contact us by email FAB@stlzoo.org or call us at (314) 646-4576. Please be sure to allow a minimum of 48 hours prior to your visit for a response.
Our food and beverage staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We keep ingredient files at each location, and our staff can supply you with that information.
Tell the employee taking your order of your dietary needs. A supervisor or manager will personally see to it that your request is safely prepared for you. Please note that our specialty items take a few extra minutes to prepare.
Our staff is trained to handle our allergen-friendly food options with the utmost care. When an order is placed for a specialty item, our staff will wash their hands, put on new gloves and use all new utensils designated specifically for your specialty items.
All of our concessions locations use vinyl gloves and latex gloves.
Yes. EpiPens and insulin needles are permitted. The Zoo also has a First Aid Station with a registered nurse or paramedic on site at all times to assist if necessary.
All of our locations fry in a zero trans-fat vegetable oil. Our ice cream novelties and hand-scooped ice cream locations serve items that contain nuts or are prepared using shared facilities and equipment with items containing nuts. Soft-serve ice cream available at Ice Cream Oasis is a strongly suggested alternative. We also offer a pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
All of our locations fry in a zero trans-fat vegetable oil, and typically seafood and fish are not cooked in these fryers. However, on rare occasions, we do cook seafood in our fryers for private catered events at these locations. Please notify the supervisor or manager on duty of your allergy.