Food Services

The Loring Food Services Department provides meals for patients, visitors and tenants of Oak Terrace Estates. Your doctor may prescribe a special diet and our registered dietitian will then visit with you during your stay. Should you need to stay on a special diet once you leave the hospital, our dietitian will visit with you and provide special diet instructions. Our dietitian also provides dietary consultation for diet related illnesses and is available by appointment, three days a week.

Basement Bistro Service

Coffee is available at no charge throughout the hospital as well as at the Basement Bistro, located in the basement of the hospital.

The Basement Bistro serves food for our patients Room Service, meaning the patient can order their meal when they want and have meal choices, following their doctor's diet, of course! 

The Basement Bistro serves food for family members, visitors, and employees at the following times:

Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Guests may eat with patients in the room. A guest meal ticket will be placed on the tray and sent to the room at the same time the patient's meal is delivered. You may pay by placing money on the tray or going to the cashier in the dining room on the lower level.

Vending Machines

Visitors may purchase beverages and snacks at any time from the vending machines located in the main lobby or basement next to the cafeteria.


If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact our food services manager, Nancy Meusburger, at 712-662-7105.