Adler opens renovated Cafe Galileo’s with revamped, healthier menu

If you’re planning a trip to Adler Planetarium, make sure you block out enough time for lunch in the remodeled Cafe Galileo’s.

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 $7.50.

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 wine.

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).

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