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, salads, baked goods, breads, hot or iced coffee and tea. Open daily from 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. Open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well as weekends and holidays from 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. Open Sundays through Thursdays from 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. Open daily from 7 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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

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

EspressOasis – Serving from two locations on the ground floor of The James and in the first floor corridor between the 12th Avenue Garage and Doan Hall. The EspressOasis serves pastries, coffees and other beverages. Open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Neuro BistrOH! – Locatated on the ground floor of the Brain and Spine Hospital, this BistrOH! location serves grab-and-go sandwiches as well as no-sugar added smoothies, teas and Starbucks hot and iced coffees. Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Panera Bread – Located in the SAFEAUTO 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 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Wendy’s – Located on the ground floor between the 12th Avenue Garage and The Brain and Spine Hospital. Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., with varying holiday hours. 

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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