Snack and dining offerings at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

For patients, Nutrition Services staff are committed to providing high-quality care. Throughout your stay, our staff will communicate with you about your concerns and offer food suggestions based on your needs. A Nutrition Services staff member will work with you to select your meals based on your plan of care. Many snack and beverage selections are also available on your patient care floor. 

Main Campus:

Au Bon Pain – Located on the conference level of The James. Au-Bon Pain is a full-service café offering made-to-order sandwiches, salad, baked goods, breads, hot or iced coffee and tea. Daily 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

BistrOH! – Located on the first floor of Rhodes Hall, BistrOH!, the hospital cafeteria, features items such as flatbread pizzas, signature salads, hot and cold sandwiches and entrees. Weekdays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BistrOH! To Go – Located on the concourse, BistrOH! To Go offers quick serve and grab-and-go items. Sundays through Thursdays 10:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bloch Café – Located on the 14th floor of The James, the Bloch Café offers healthy lunch and dinner options. Outdoor seating is available in the terrace garden, weather permitting. Daily 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brennen’s Café – Located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research Tower, Brennen’s is a full-service café offering breakfast and lunch including baked goods, salads, frozen yogurt and coffee. Visit for a full menu.Weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Caffeine Element – Located on the first floor of the Prior Health Sciences Library, offering Starbucks coffee, fresh sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, muffins, hummus, edamame, salads and more. Weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Espress Oasis – Serving from two locations on the ground floor of The James and in the first floor corridor between the 12th Avenue parking garage and Doan Hall. The Oasis serves pastries, coffees and other beverages. Holiday hours vary. Weekdays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Weekends 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wendy’s – Located on the ground floor between the 12th Avenue parking garage and Doan Hall. Holiday hours vary. Daily 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Panera Bread – Located in the SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage, Panera Bread is a full-service bakery-café with breakfast, lunch and dinner options including hot soups, fresh salads, sandwiches on freshly-baked bread, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, cookies and coffee. Open weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Vending Machines – Located throughout the Medical Center, vending machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering snacks, beverages and entrees in larger areas. Change machines are also provided.

For other restaurants or food carts that are within a short driving distance, please visit the information desk. You can view our campus area food truck schedule here.

University Hospital East:

BistrOH! – Located on the ground floor of the Tower building, BistrOH! offers complete meals as well as a la carte items. Weekdays 6:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Food Trucks and Carts – These vendors offer a variety of food options and rotate locations throughout the week. View the weekly food truck schedule.

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