Online Ordering!

Once you place your orderyour lunch will be ready for pickup in as little as 20 mins at the ZZest Lunch Counter (downtown location).

Yes, we deliver ! (Downtown)

Chef Inspired Lunch, Skyway Location … Perfect.

Doesn’t everyone want to eat what a chef eats for lunch? We use local when we can, and items from the ZZest Market shelves to enhance it all. All the chefs and restaurants pitch in! Porch smokes brisket, and Chef Stef, makes the most amazing salads! Even the potato chips are small batch fromRoute 11. We have French baguette sandwiches, hand pulled mozzarella along with with soups that all change with the season. Ice creams from Sweet Science Ice Cream in St Paul MN! Cookies and more! Open Monday thru Friday 11am to 6pm . (5pm SUMMER) PSST… inside scoop, ZZest Lunch Counter and Market have NOT repeat NOT closed, just the Cafe.



We serve it up fresh and it changes often. Try to keep up!

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Platters for meetings, parties gatherings

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Find Us!

ZZest Lunch Counter



100 1st Ave SW #203
Rochester, MN 55902

Mon – Fri 11am to 5pm

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Gift Cards

Of course we have gift cards! They’re accepted at all of our locations: ZZest Lunch Counter and the Market, Porch and Cellar, AND the newest newbies Hot Chip Burger Bar! We’ll send your card to you in the mail, and they usually come pretty fast. Too easy!

Directions from the Street:

Here’s the deal. The easiest way to get to ZZest Market or Lunch Counter is like this: If you’re standing on 1stAve SW on the corner of the Peace Plaza, look at PRIMP. Just to the right is a door marked 1stAve Suites. Go in. Take the elevator or the stairs up one flight. Walk to the left a few steps. You have ARRIVED.


Mon-Fri the parking meters on 1stAve are 30 minutes. Which means, honestly, the cars move in and out a lot. You’ll get a spot. Trust me, I have plenty of tickets trying to stay beyond my 30 minutes to prove it!

ZZest Lunch Counter:Kind of like a food truck, only in a skyway.

ZZest Market:Your local source for small batch and quality ingredients.