Dining Options

Patient nutrition and visitor dining options

Dining & Meal Services

Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor’s orders.

Please note that hospitalized patients must have physician approval to eat any food other than what is served in their rooms.

Room Service

Your doctor will decide the best diet for your health and recovery. Our nutrition team provides you with menu options based on your doctor’s recommendations. Your meal server can help you choose meals created just for you.

Our patient meal room service hours:

  • Breakfast: 8:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm
  • Dinner: 5:30 pm

If you have questions about your nutrition, call 781-453-8505 and speak with one of our registered dietitians. A team member can visit you in your hospital room.

Meal and Snack Options for Visitors

Your family members and visitors can enjoy the choice of several options for meals and snacks.

Trotman Family Glover Café

The Trotman Family Glover Café offers a great place for your family and visitors to grab a bite or relax during your hospital stay.

We serve a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The café menu features a full deli, pizza and salad bar. You also can find an array of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches for quick takeout. Desserts, ice cream, smoothies and snacks also are available.

Café hours:

  • 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturdays

Find the café on the first floor of the South building.

Vending Machines

You and your visitors may purchase snacks and beverages at our vending machines. Find vending at these locations:

  • Outside the Emergency Department
  • Ground floor behind the South building elevators, next to the Windows of Hope Gift Shop

Windows of Hope Gift Shop

The Windows of Hope Gift Shop is open on the ground floor next to the Trotman Family Glover Café. The gift shop offers a wide range of gifts and personal items.

Patients in our cancer center can stop in for wig fittings, while family and friends can shop for traditional gift items, like candy, cards and snacks.

The gift shop is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.