Shop & Eat
Explore the DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop, offering a unique collection of original and handmade gifts, including jewelry, accessories, and treasures for your home and garden. For young visitors, there are also educational books, toys, and baby items to make their visit memorable.
And let us take you on a culinary journey at the James & Shirley Balk Café with our globally inspired menu featuring sandwiches, salads, small bites, and more, all made with local ingredients. Quench your thirst with soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine, and Michigan craft beers.
Original & Handmade Items
DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop
The DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop offers a distinctive collection of gifts, including original and handmade items. We offer jewelry, accessories, and gifts for home and garden. For younger guests, discover fun and educational books, toys and baby items. You’ll find plants for giving and for the home, a large selection of greeting cards, and books on gardens and art. Enjoy our exhibition-related gifts and Meijer Gardens-branded items, too!
Artfully Delicious Dining
James & Shirley Balk Café
Enjoy lunch (or dinner on Tuesday evenings) at the James & Shirley Balk Café, with its dazzling glass ceiling sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Named Lena’s Garden in honor of Lena Meijer, the sculpture—comprising dozens of individual blown-glass pieces—spans the ceiling in a continuum 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. You’ll find a colorful variety of beverages including soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, wine and a selection of Michigan craft beers. Guests could sit indoors in the colorful climate of Lena’s Garden or enjoy the picturesque water fountain and changing seasons of the outdoor Grand Rapids Press Terrace.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi available.
- Fresh Express take away items are available during regular business hours.
- No outside food or beverages, please.
Café Menu - Fall / Winter
All kids meals are served with fruit juice and choice of graham Bug Bites or applesauce.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $6.50
All-Beef Hot Dog $6.50
Cheese Pizza $6.50
Nantucket Baking Co. Pretzel $6.50
With Honey Mustard (Vegetarian)
à la carte $4.25
Made from scratch and served with a warm ciabatta roll.
Ask about our daily selections.
Served with side salad and pickle spear.
Meijer Gardens’ Favorite Chicken Salad $13.25
Fred Meijer’s Favorite! White meat chicken, pineapple, walnuts, dried Montmorency cherries, celery, heritage greens. Served on wheatberry bread.
Michigan Hot Brown $14.25
Oven-roasted turkey breast, apple butter, peppered bacon, smokey cheese sauce. Served on Nantucket sourdough.
Feta & Artichoke Flatbread $13.50
Italian artichoke hearts, sweety drop peppers, Mediterranean feta spread, fresh mozzarella, arugula. Served on naan flatbread.
House-smoked pulled pork, applewood ham, baby Swiss, yellow mustard, McClure's pickles. Served on Nantucket telera roll.
Smoked Brisket Quesadilla $13.95
House-smoked beef brisket, sweet corn, caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, chipotle barbecue sauce. Served on jalapeño cheese tortilla.
Fresh Greens & Grains
Salads are served with a warm ciabatta roll.
Michigan Maple $13.75
Grilled natural chicken breast, candied pecans, dried Montmorency cherries, goat cheese, Michigan Maple vinaigrette. Served on heritage greens.
Vegetarian Option $10.50
Halloumi & Hummus Bowl $13.95
(Vegetarian) Israeli couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted carrot hummus, grilled halloumi cheese, oregano vinaigrette. Served with pita chips.
Rainbow Root Vegetable $13.75
(Gluten Free) Roasted parsnips, carrots, beets, smoked blue cheese, peppered applewood bacon, heritage greens, pepitas, cider vinaigrette.
Vegan Soba Noodle Bowl $13.75
(Vegan) Buckwheat soba noodles, crisp cabbage slaw, wasabi peas, toasted cashews, togarashi spice, gochujang vinaigrette.
Gourmet Mac & Cheese
House-Smoked Brisket Burnt Ends $12.50
Zesty Jalapeño $8.95
Applewood Smoked Bacon $9.95
Classic Smoked Gouda $8.95
Ask about our Chef’s deli sides of the day or visit the Grab N’ Go case for our delicious varieties of scratch-made deli favorites, including wraps and salads.
Fountain Coke Products
Coffee (Regular & Decaf) or Tea
Beer & Wine are also available.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With One of Our Delicious Desserts
Full menu service ends at 4 PM everyday with the exception of Tuesday (ends at 8 PM)