The Food Lab

New amenities at The Food Lab welcome members and guests including a fully redesigned coffee bar (Grounds Control), marketplace (The Market), food truck on The Food Lab patio (The Local Grind), and a Tex-Mex inspired pop-up available this summer.

The Market features a variety of individually packaged freshly prepared grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, hot entrees and snacks for a convenient, versatile and contactless shopping experience.

Grounds Control, the fully remodeled modern coffee bar, offers a selection of espresso drinks and on-tap offerings highlighting local and regional roasters alongside a selection of all-day pastries and pressed sandwiches.

The Local Grind food truck, available on The Food Lab patio, features a rotating selection of offerings including burgers, sides and beverages highlighting classic flavors and craveable offerings.

The Tex-Mex inspired pop-up features design-your-own burritos or tortilla-less bowls.

Additionally, guests can enjoy a picnic from Independence Cue, located in Independence Plaza, featuring Texas BBQ sandwiches, housemade sides and beverages.

Formerly known as Zero-G and launching in late 2021, The Food Lab will be a renovated eatery experience, providing an elevated, mission-driven hospitality journey to visitors. Additional details will be revealed at a later date.

Enjoy a tasty meal and delicious Coca-Cola® beverage with friends and family while making stellar memories that will last a lifetime at Zero-G Diner in Space Center Houston. Outer space never tasted so good!

Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal to fuel your space adventures or a light snack between tours, Zero-G Diner has a variety of options sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Cosmic Grounds Bistro

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Need a quick pick-me-up to jumpstart your visit? Cosmic Grounds proudly serves Starbucks® coffee beverages and Tazo® tea. While you order your beverage, grab a bite for later from our selection of prepackaged snacks and fruit. Ready for a full meal? Enjoy delicious toasted sandwiches with house-made potato chips, daily soup made from scratch and a variety of salads.

Backyard Bird

Get a taste of southern cooking with Backyard Bird’s home-style chicken tender baskets or chicken and waffles. For a lighter option, try the grilled chicken sandwich with your choice of flavorful sauce.

The Grill Shack

At The Grill Shack you will find the classic, all-American burgers and hot dogs you’ve been craving. Enjoy all-beef hot dogs with your favorite toppings as well as a variety of mouth-watering burgers. Make it a meal with a side of French fries or coleslaw and a refreshing Coca-Cola® fountain drink.

Global Kitchen

Take a culinary trip by tasting specialties from around the world at Global Kitchen. Grab a slice of Italy with our house-made pepperoni and cheese pizzas. Or experience one of our revolving culinary themes highlighting foods from across the globe.

Join the robotic revolution and try frozen yogurt served by a robot. Reis & Irvy’s self-serve frozen yogurt kiosk dispenses naturally fat-free frozen yogurt in two sizes with your six choice of classic toppings.

Enhance your experience

Apollo 3D souviner cup Enjoy free unlimited refills with our 3-D souvenir cups. The cup commemorates the first and last crewed lunar landings with a 3-D image of the historic Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 spacecraft.


Space Center Houston offers plenty of thirst-quenching drinks to keep you hydrated on your space adventures. As the official beverage of Space Center Houston, Coca-Cola® products are available at all Zero-G stations and fountains. Fountain selections include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Barq’s Rootbeer, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Orange Fanta, Powerade, Hi-C, Coke Zero, Minute Made Lemonade, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and water. Bottled Coca-Cola products including Dasani bottled water can be purchased at each Zero-G Diner station. Katz Coffee and Tazo® tea are available at the Cosmic Grounds Bistro station.

Healthy options

Space Center Houston is dedicated to providing lighter options for guests. From deli sandwiches and salads to vegetarian meals, you are sure to find a healthy option. All Zero-G Diner kids’ meals are served with no-sugar-added applesauce and water through the Partnership for a Healthier America. To learn about our gluten-free food options, please ask your server. Zero-G Diner cooks with soy oil.
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