Between Cooper Plaza and World of Primates
Try our delicious new gourmet options like our Hot Chicken sandwich served with a hot honey glaze on a brioche bun, or a shareable appetizer of fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese and Crystal pepper jelly.
Visit the air-conditioned Zoofari Grill for delicious burgers served with skin-on fries, crispy chicken tenders, and hand-stretched pizzas. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Kids meals are also available. Check out our menu. Indoor and shaded outdoor seating is available.
Cypress Knee Cafe
Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
Get a taste of Louisiana and all the flavor you can expect from Creole and Cajun food. From chicken and sausage gumbo to a shrimp po-boy, you will not leave hungry.
The air-conditioned Cypress Knee Café offers made-to-order Louisiana home cooking. Our Lagniappe Appetizers start with some shareables like crawfish poutine, Slap Ya Mama seasoned fries smothered in crawfish étouffée and tasso. Move on to hand-battered catfish nuggets, served with spicy remoulade sauce. So many delicious options to experience Louisiana culinary culture! Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Kids meals are also available. Check out our menu. Indoor and shaded outdoor seating is available.
Inside Zoo Entrance by the Flamingo Exhibit
Enjoy a shady snack spot next to our fine feathered friends!
Grab a quick snack or coffee right at the entrance of the zoo! Offering delicious beverages, beignets, pretzels, and more.
Crescent City Creamery
Between Cooper Plaza and World of Primates, Across from Zoofari Grill
Cool off with delicious fresh-churned ice cream. With flavors salted caramel, cotton candy, and cakinator, you are sure to find the flavor of your dreams. Why not add sprinkles? Treat yourself!
Location: Inside Cool Zoo
Open when Cool Zoo is Open
Watching your kids enjoy the splash pad? The perfect time to grab some truffle fries or fried green tomatoes at Gator Bites in Cool Zoo.
This outdoor eatery offers so many delightful bites! Try a muffuletta filled with mortadella, capicola, provolone, and olive salad. Feeling less hungry? Grab a pizza to share. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Kids meals are also available. Check out our menu. Indoor and shaded outdoor seating is available.
Snack n' Splash
Inside Cool Zoo
OPEN WHEN COOL ZOO IS OPEN
Grab a quick summer snack at Snack n' Splash in Cool Zoo.
Having too much fun in Cool Zoo and need to take a break to fill a hungry tummy? Grab a cool drink or a kid-friendly snack at Cool Zoo's Snack N' Splash concession stand.
Open during Summer
Every Louisianian loves a good snoball. Here's your chance to grab one to cool off.
Try one of our specialty snoballs like Swamp Thang, which has green apple, coconut, and lemon lime. Or build your own snoball by adding sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream. Refreshing and delicious!
New Orlean's Roman Candy
Between World of Primates & African Savanna
No Zoo Visit Is Complete Without This Traditional New Orleans Treat!
New Orleans’ Roman Candy Company with its iconic white and red wagon began as a family treat with a recipe that dates back four plus generations. The Roman Candy gourmet taffy initially sold for 5 cents a stick and stayed that price until 1970! It’s a can’t-miss authentic New Orleans experience.