While the Kitchen for Exploring Foods remains closed at our Colorado Blvd address in Pasadena you can still get a taste of “The Kitchen” at our location in Descanso Gardens. You can dine under the trees on Magnolia Lawn or take a gourmet dinner with you to share in the comfort of home.


Orders can be made via ChowNow.com, gourmettogo@thekitchen.net, or by calling (626) 793-7234.
All orders must be made 48 hours in advance. 
Food is available daily at 11am – 5pm.
To dine on Magnolia Lawn, visitors must have a ticket or membership.

 Dining during COVID: You are required to wear a mask and practice safe distancing to enter and in the garden. Once you are at a table with your family group, you are welcome to remove your mask and enjoy your meal. Please put it back on when you exit or wander the garden. If you are picking up food, a mask is required at all times. Learn more about our Dine Safe™ program.


Want to entertain like a pro and enjoy more time with your guests? Interested in specialty menus? Then leave the cooking to us!

Gourmet-to-Go offers convenient pick-up and drop-off catering; perfect for office lunches, intimate dinners and non-staffed events. We kindly ask a minimum of three-day’s notice for pick-up or delivery options.

Call (626) 793-7234 or email gourmettogo@thekitchen.net and plan your menu with one of our catering experts.

The Kitchen For Exploring Foods

1434 West Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105