Food Zoo

Welcome to the Food Zoo, where exceptional variety meets unbeatable value in all-you-care-to-eat dining! Located in the  Emma B. Lommasson Center, the Food Zoo Dining Center caters to all tastes and many dietary requirements. All residential dining plans are accepted at this location, and all are welcome.

Signature Station Highlight

Main Dish: Taste of Home: This cornerstone of the Food Zoo features a six-week rotating menu developed  by our culinary team. Discover a taste of home with dishes that change daily, ensuring there's always something new to try. Don't miss our famous Chicken Strip Night - a crowd-pleaser with over 1,700 scrumptious strips served!

Grizzly Grill & Deli: This flagship station is a proud example of what we do best, supporting local community partners and serving high-quality delicious ingredients. Proudly serving KOP Beef, a local grass-fed, KettleHouse brewer’s grain-finished burger. Our local beef is raised in Turah, Montana (10 miles from campus) and processed by Lolo Locker.

Niche: This location is free of the top 9 allergens and offers a variety of items to complement your experience at the Food Zoo. If you have a food allergy, our registered dietitian, Laura Granlund is also available to help you through your dining experience at UM. Did we mention her services come included as part of your residential dining plan?

Taco Shack and Pasta Bar: Can’t decide or looking for a constant? Launching Spring 2024, these two locations offer fan favorites of pasta and tacos.  

What Awaits you at the Food Zoo!

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    Ever-Changing Menus

    Indulge in a wide array of entrees, from comfort food classics to global cuisine, rotating daily for a new culinary adventure every visit.

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    Homemade Soups & Fresh Salads

    Savor the warmth of our homemade soups and the crisp freshness of an extensive salad bar, much of which is harvested from our ¼-acre, Iron Griz Garden, just 6 blocks away from campus.

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    Bakery-Good Items

    Baked goods are delivered daily, made fresh on-campus from UM’s very own Bear Claw Bakery.

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    Traditional Favorites

    If you are looking for something constant and dependable, explore the offerings of our Pasta Bar and Taco Shack for many of your traditional favorites.

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    Special Events

    We are more than just food, we are a community hub of activity. Explore our Griz Hub page for events that happen throughout the semester that you can access with your residential dining plans.

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    Diverse Dietary Options

    We pride ourselves on inclusivity, offering a daily selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly dishes to cater to every dietary need.

The Food Zoo is more than just a dining center; it's a community hub where flavors meet and memories are made. Join us for a meal and experience the best in variety, taste, and nutrition. Your UM culinary journey begins here!

Food Zoo Entrance Prices 2023-2024

 Individual Entry Price

  13 years or older 12 years or under










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Residential Meal Plans