Piedmont Dining: Hospital Food Is The Next Foodie Rage

piedmont We all look for the next big thing.  Be it cupcakes, be it burgers, be it pizza … it’s all good in our world.  We also look for the next big place … there was H&F, there was Flip, now there is Antico.  Well, get ready ladies and gentleman … we have a new entrant onto this list of what’s hot in the A.  Look no further than the one and only Piedmont Hospital and their Piedmont Dining service.

Entrance into this culinary cavern is hard.  To get in, I suggest employing a rubber hammer, walking into a door, or getting a hold of some other utensil that will do just enough damage to put you down, but not out.  Seating is also hard to come by.  Most of the spots comes in the form of soft, horizontally laid out resting jobs.  I think the technical term for them is “bed.”  Many rooms are tabled for two; however, you also have private dining halls all to yourself.  Particularly generous guests might extend an invitation to this club … and if that’s the case, you can squeeze in a couple of seating apparatus’ complete with four legs and a back.  Naturally, your guest can order to their hearts delight.

While edible goodness isn’t available 24-hours, you can get your fix in anytime between 6a-10p and without having to lift more than a finger!  Ordering isn’t more than a phone call away, and your food is delivered to you by a well dressed server, complete with a smile, and a friendly “Hi, how are you doing today?”

It gets better… can you think of any other restaurant that will tailor the menu to your needs? I think not.  Consequently, you get a menu full of options that may interest you.  Particular highlights included the grits, which came out creamy and full of flavor (Seriously people –these would satisfy anyone visiting a breakfast joint!).  Chicken? You want chicken? Well, sorry – but no rubber renditions here.  The char-grilled Southwestern fowl will transport you to the farthest reaches of the Mojave.  Entrée salads (including Island Caribbean Chicken), and a full bevy of grilled items (burgers of any sort), and deli sandwiches are all also available make you yearn for a hospital gown all your own (aerated in the back for his and her pleasure).

In my week long dining foray, it was nice to get a touch of class available to all the guests of this classy restaurant.  I sure hope you don’t have to visit, but if you do – rest assured that the food will be the least of your worries.  Cheers ya’ll!

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  1. You would only dine there during a medical event ( lack of a better term). Hope everyone is well or at least recovering smoothly. Glad to hear PH food has gotten better, it sucked when my Dad was there a long long time ago.

    • Hi Sally,
      Yes, a medical event (because i think it is a good term) is the only reason to dine there. I hope the attempt at humor wasn’t lost on everyone. As hospital food goes, I was actually pretty impressed. I had no intention of doing this post (I can assure you the food was the last thing on my mind) – but my family insisted 🙂


      • Cheers back to you! My thoughts will be with you and your family. Be safe and Get well (everyone) and get back out on the foodie trail. Take care,

  2. No, no, you are right! The food was actually pretty good. And I love that you can order from a menu. By the way, food on same menu can be found in the downstairs cafeteria (by the surgery waiting room) which is open until 3am. Surprisingly, the baked chicken, fried chicken, soups, and specially the cottage cheese were better than most metro joints. Oh, and the rolls! I took up residence there for 3 days this past May and actually enjoyed the stay because of the food. P.S. The cafeteria by the parking garage bridge closes at 2pm daily.

  3. Thanks for all the kind words regarding the food and service at Piedmont Hospital. I invite all to come and enjoy our food in either the Collier Cafe which is open Monday-Friday from 6 AM – 2:30 AM, Our Coffee Bar the Java Junction which is open from 6-4 Monday-Friday or our Food Court which is open 7 days a week from 6:15 AM-2:30 AM.

    Mark Galvin
    Director of Nutrition and Food Services
    Piedmont Hospital

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