Detroit Zoo Introduces Farm to Table Dining Option


The Detroit Zoo has opened a grab-and-go eatery called Pure Greens that will serve locally sourced vegetables and meats from Michigan farms. 

“Supporting our local farms and community while providing our visitors with fresh and healthy dining options benefits everyone,” says Gerry VanAcker, chief operating officer of the Detroit Zoological Society.

The Pure Greens menu is dairy-free and includes gluten-free and vegan selections.  Guests can choose a main seasonal dish accompanied by a side of twisted root salad, kale tabbouleh, or garlic and dill garbanzo beans. All entrees are also served on a bed of fresh salad blend. 

Kid’s meals will include a soy nut butter and strawberry sandwich on gluten-free bread and a turkey wrap with whole-grain tortilla, both served with fresh vegetables.

The menu will change seasonally with local vendor and farmer offerings.