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Hospital Dining Options

You’ll find plenty of convenient and delicious options when it comes to dining at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The Sodexo Food and Nutrition Services Department at St. Christopher's provides food and formula for children staying in the hospital. Sodexo Food provides a cafeteria service for visitors and staff.

For Patients, Parents & Visitors


St. Christopher's has a cafeteria located on the ground floor that is open to visitors every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cafeteria serves a variety of hot and cold food items, including deli sandwiches and wraps, Bumble fish sushi, as well as many wellness items. Get daily specials by dialing MENU (6368) on any hospital telephone or (215) 427-5862 from outside the hospital.

Cafeteria Hours

Weekdays: Breakfast: 6:45​ - 9:30am; lunch and dinner: 11:00a​m​ - 6:30pm
Weekends: Breakfast: 7:30​ - 9:30am; lunch: 11:30​am​ - 4:15​pm; dinner: 4:30​ - 6:30 pm

Dining with Your Child

Guest trays are available upon request. You must first purchase a $5 meal voucher in the cafeteria, located on the ground floor. Call ext. 5123 to place your order. Your meal will be served with your child's.

Jungle Hut Coffee Shop

Located in the hospital lobby, the Jungle Hut serves Seattle's Best Coffee, soft pretzels, pastries, yogurt and other grab-and-go items. Jungle Hut hours are:

  •  Weekdays: 6:00​am - 11:30 pm
  • Weekends: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Vending Services

Snack and beverage vending machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Just for Patients

Meal Services for Your Child

The inpatient menu is designed to appeal to the tastes of children and includes alternate menu choices and regular snacks. A menu will be placed on your child's breakfast tray each morning. Use this to select your child's meals for the next day. After filling out your menu, place it on your child's tray to be picked up by the food and nutrition department, or give it to your nurse for pick-up. If your child has special dietary needs, including food allergies, please inform your nurse upon admission.

Birthday Program

If your child's birthday occurs during his or her stay at St. Christopher’s, Food and Nutrition Services will provide your child with a small birthday cake to celebrate.

Other Resources

American Dietetic Association
Dietary Guidelines
Food Allergy Network


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