Nutritious food helps you heal. At University of Missouri Health Care, our food and dining services help all our patients, visitors and staff eat well. We deliver delicious meals to every patient’s room according to the diet prescribed by your doctor. We also provide dining services for visitors to our facilities.

Places to dine

University of Missouri Health Care offers four dining options to patients and visitors. Learn more about the menu options and nutrition information for each of our dining locations below.

Atrium Cafe at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

The Atrium Cafe currently is under construction. However, the Bistro is open on the second floor of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. 

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Bistro Menu

Essentials at University Hospital

Essentials is located in the lobby on the first floor by the Green elevators and offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.  

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including holidays

Essentials Weekly Menu (w/o Aug. 20)

Essentials Made-to-order Menu (Nutritional Information Sheet)

The Grille Downstairs at University Hospital

The Grille Downstairs is located on the west end of the ground floor next to the Yellow elevators. It offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.  

Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and Midnight to 2 a.m. daily, including holidays

The Grille Downstairs Weekly Menu (w/o Aug. 20)

The Grille Downstairs Menu (Nutritional Information Sheet)

Oasis at Women's and Children's Hospital

Oasis, is located in the lobby and offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week and midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday 

Oasis Weekly Menu (w/o Aug. 20) (Nutritional Information Sheet)

ExpressPay

Employees can make convenient purchases at our dining facilities with ExpressPay. Staff members can pay with their ID badges and receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.

Express pay offers two convenient options:

  • Declining balance - add funds to your account at any of our retail locations using your Visa or MasterCard.
  • Payroll deduct - open only to MU Health Care employees.

 To enroll in ExpressPay, or for questions/comments, please send an email to: Expresspay@health.missouri.edu

Catering services

MU Health Care Food & Dining services provides catering to MU Health Care University Hospital, Women's & Children's Hospital and off-site clinic locations.

For information and planning, please contact Jodi Rush at 573-771-9237 or send an email to Catering for your next event.

Farmers market

To help our community make healthy food choices, we offer a Farmers Market at MU Health Care facilities. The market features local and regional produce and products. We accept ExpressPay, cash and credit cards for payment.

Upcoming Farmers Market Dates

  • Please check back.

Contact us

You can reach food and dining services leadership at the numbers below:

Megan Higgins
Manager, Retail Services
573-882-9017

Karen Derrick
Manager, Clinical Nutrition Services
573-882-2251

Kayla Otteson
Manager, Patient Services
573-884-7759