If you're planning a trip to Adler
Planetarium, make sure you block out enough time for lunch in
the remodeled Cafe
Guests have the choice of sitting in the all-glass pavilion with
views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, or dining outside
on the terrace. There really isn't a bad seat.
The new menu, put together by Food for Thought,
references multiple cultural styles and is sure to please everyone
in the family. The menu even features multiple vegetarian, vegan
and gluten-free options.
During our visit, we tried the delicious Grilled Zucchini and
Eggplant panini with goat cheese and Pomodoraccio tomato with chips
on the side. Cafe Galileo's serves up large portions at a
reasonable price: sandwiches, salads and flatbreads average
Of course the cafe also features a children's menu for pickier
eaters with all the classics: chicken tenders, hot dogs, pizza,
peanut butter and jelly and a grilled cheese. Kids
meals cost an average of $5.
And nobody will go thirsty. Guests can choose from a variety of
juices, teas, milk, frozen drinks, Intelligentsia coffee, beer and
Menu items are seasonal, so no matter how many times you visit
the planetarium, you'll see new food options.
Cafe Galileo's is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (3:30
p.m. in the summer).
Alaina is the digital content editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Chicago.
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