Taste of the Gardens Café

Delectable Dining

Enjoy lunch (or dinner on Tuesday evenings) at Taste of the Gardens Café, with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden in honor of Lena Meijer, the sculpture, comprised of dozens of individual blown-glass pieces, spans the ceiling in a spectrum of colors from cool greens, cobalt blues and purples to brilliant oranges, yellows and reds.

With an emphasis on local products, Meijer Gardens' globally inspired menu changes with the seasons and features sandwiches, salads, small bites and a kid’s menu. In stock is a colorful variety of beverages including soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine and a selection of Michigan craft beers. Guests can sit indoors in the colorful climate of Lena’s Garden or enjoy the picturesque water fountain and the changing seasons of the outdoor Grand Rapids Press Terrace. Conveniently located near the main entrance of the building, Taste of the Gardens Café is open to the public and admission is not required. Also offered is free wireless internet.

Fast, fresh and local...you'll like what you taste.


Menu and specials available 11 am to 3 pm daily, until 7 pm on Tuesdays. Fresh Express available during regular business hours.



Taste of the Gardens Catering, the internal caterer for Meijer Gardens, has earned a reputation for unparalleled taste, service and style. Three outside, approved caterers are also available.