Food at the Hospital

The Fresh Food Court at Boston Children’s Hospital features a food court-style servery with many options including national brands of Starbucks and Subway as well as local brands, Pizzeria Regina and Salad Creations. Boston Children’s Fresh Food Court is also the home of two pinnacle stations, Chef’s Playground and Guilt Free Grill. All cuisine is prepared mindfully with no antibiotic or hormone additives, ensuring guests experience Wellness, Innovation and Nutrition (WIN) in all offerings within the Fresh Food Court. Additionally rationale ovens are used in place of traditional frialators to ensure health based nutrition. The Food Court also offers Grab-n-Go options from sushi to sandwiches.

We accept all major credit cards and you may purchase gift cards for friends and family members. Boston Children's employees may sign up for our Fresh Reward Program.

Please look for our Kid Combo special meal deals and Hood's free milk program for children under 12.

Fresh Food Court Hours of Operation

Chef’s Playground 
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:00am 
Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm

Guilt Free Grill
Monday – Sunday
Breakfast 6:30am - 10:00am
Lunch 11:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends 11:30am-7:00pm

Salad Creations
Monday – Friday
Lunch 11:00am – 6:00pm

Regina Pizzeria
Monday – Sunday
Lunch 11:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends 11:30am – 7:00pm

Monday – Sunday
Breakfast/Lunch 6:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends 6:30am – 7:00pm

Breakfast/Lunch 5:30am – 9:00pm
Weekends 6:00am – 6:00pm

Contact Information

Fresh Food Court 617-355-4041
Patient Services 617-869-2140
Room Service 5-FOOD (5-3663)

Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for sale at any register any time. They can be reloaded with any amount of money you wish.
They can also be purchased over the phone by contacting the Fresh Food Court at 617-355-4041

Au Bon Pain

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 617-734-0451
Located in the main lobby

Au Bon Pain, a bakery-café, serves soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee and baked goods.

Nutrition Services for Patients

Registered dietitians and diet technicians provide high-quality nutritional care to all patients and arrange for any special meals physicians have ordered for your child. You may discuss your child's food preferences, food allergies and special dietary needs with a hospital dietitian, diet technician or your child's nurse.

Boston Children's Hospital is proud to present Room Service to accommodate the dietary needs of patients, including allergies, kosher observance, gluten free foods, or whatever your child prefers.

There is no restriction on the kind of food your child may order; want breakfast foods for dinner or a chicken sandwich for breakfast? No problem! Our friendly staff will take your order any time you call and deliver it to you within 45 minutes. We also make many different formulas as required by our youngest patients.

We suggest the following meal times:

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Other Mealtime Options

Many additional restaurants, delis and fast-food choices are available at the Longwood Galleria next door to Children's, elsewhere in the Longwood Avenue area, in Brookline Village and further east on Brookline Avenue. For information about these locations, click here or call Reception and Information Services at 617-355-6201 or visit the Information Desk in the Main Lobby.