Nutrition & Food Services

Cafeteria & Vending Machines

The cafeteria is located on the first floor. It is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) for breakfast 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM, lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria any time it is open. Fresh food and beverage machines are available 24 hours on the visitor side cafeteria and on the second floor in the sitting area.

Patient Meals

Nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of each patient’s treatment and recovery. Natividad Medical Center makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that follow the doctor’s diet order.

We ask that patients do not consume food from outside the hospital, unless approved by the doctor. A menu will be provided on a daily basis for patients to choose their meal selections for the following day. Patient meals are served at the following times:

Breakfast    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Lunch         12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dinner        5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information, call the Diet Office at ext. 4206 or ext. 4208.

Guest Meals

Guest meal trays are available by calling ext. 4206 prior to the start of meal service. Guest trays must be pre-paid and are delivered with the patient tray.

Guest meal charges:
Breakfast    $4.00
Lunch         $5.00
Dinner        $6.00


Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111