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Columbia University Area Food


Dinosaur Barbecue 700 W 125th St (between 12th Ave & W Riverside Dr). Great BBQ and even greater hot wings. Branch of an upstate NY establishment. Can get very crowded in the evening.

Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too 366 W. 110th Street (betw Columbus Ave & Manhattan Ave), Good soul food.

Massawa 1239 Amsterdam Ave (between 120th St & 121st St), Ethiopian.

Symposium 544 W 113th St (between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway). Greek old-timer.

Jin Ramen 3183 Broadway (between Tiemann Pl & 125th St). Well-liked Japanese noodle shop.

Thai Market 960 Amsterdam Ave (between 107th St & 108th St). Thai.

Ollie’s 2957 Broadway (betw 115th and 116th). Chinese.

Columbia Cottage 1034 Amsterdam Ave (between Cathedral Pky & 111th St) Chinese.



The Village Pourhouse 982 Amsterdam Ave (between 108th St & 109th St). Sports bar, good specials.

Abbey Pub 237 W 105th St (between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway). Local classic. M-Sa opens at 4pm, Su at noon.

Toast 3157 Broadway (between Tiemann Pl & La Salle St). Good happy hours and pub grub.



Community Food & Juice 2893 Broadway (between 111th St & 112th St). Vegetarian friendly, long lines at brunch.

Kitchenette 1272 Amsterdam Ave (between Morningside Dr & 122nd St). American, southern, breakfast, brunch.

Tom’s 2880 Broadway (corner of 112th street) Diner, made famous by Seinfeld.


Quick meals:

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 2847 Broadway (between 111th St & Cathedral Pky). Mid-size fast food chain from DC.

Koronet Pizzeria 2848 Broadway (between 111th St & Cathedral Pky). Famous for ridiculously large pizza slices.

Sal & Carmine’s Pizza 2671 Broadway (between 101st St & 102nd St). Well-like local pizza shop.

Roti Roll Bombay Frankie 994 Amsterdam Avenue (between 108th St & 109th St). Mostly takeout, Indian burrito.


Coffee and Pastry:

The Hungarian Pastry Shop 1030 Amsterdam Ave (between Cathedral Pky & 111th St). Local, idiosyncratic classic. Free refills on coffee to stay. Can get crowded. No wi-fi.

Absolute Bagels 2788 Broadway (between 108th and 107th). Simple, New York bagel shop.

Joe the Art of Coffee 550 W 120th St (between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway, Columbia University’s Northwest Corner Building, 2nd Floor). Excellent, local, high-end coffee chain. Plenty of sitting room, but fills up fast.

Oren’s 2882 Broadway (between 111th St & 112th St). Good Starbucks alternative, but very small.



Fairway Market 2328 12th Avenue (between 133 & 132 streets) Best local supermarket. Has good prepared food for take-out.

M2M 2935 Broadway (betw 114th & 115th streets) Pan-Asia convenience market and deli.

Columbia Greenmarket (Broadway btwn 114th & 116th Streets) Th/Su 8am-5pm. Small farmers’ market.

Other local supermarkets. All OK, all a bit pricy:

Morton Williams Supermarket (2941 Broadway);  Westside Market (2840 Broadway).


Graduate Center Area Food:


Brendan’s 42 West 35th street (between 5th and 6th Av). Beux-arts interior. Reasonable pub grub.

O’Reilly’s 21 West 35th street (between 5th and 6th Av). Simple Pub menu & daily specials

Playwrights 27 west 35th street (between 5th and 6th Av). Simple Pub menu & daily specials.

Liberty 29 West 35th street (between 5th & 6th ave). Good happy hour specials incl. $1 oysters.



Murray Hill Diner 222 Lexington Avenue (corner of 33rd st). Simple, reasonable diner.

Tina’s Diner 179 Madison Avenue (between 34th and 33rd str). Cuban diner. Big portions.



Culture 72 West 38th Street (between 5th and 6th ave). Australian espresso shop. Some work space, but often full.

Stumptown 18 West 29th street (between Broadway & 5th ave): Excellent coffee. Work space in the hotel lobby.

Gregory’s Coffee 874 6th Avenue (corner of 31st Str). Local mini-chain alternative to Starbucks. Sitting on two levels.

Tous le Jour 31 West 32nd Street (between 5th and 6th ave). Korean bakery café with a large sitting area.

Panera 452 5th Avenue (between 40th and 39th str). Free coffee refills. Large sitting and work area.


Quick meals:

Graduate Center cafeteria (8th floor). Breakfast and lunch buffet by the ounce. 9am-3pm.

Potbelly Sandwiches 366 Fifth Avenue (between 35th and 34th str)

Woorijip 12 West 32nd street (between 5th and 6th ave). Korean deli with some seating.

Food Gallery 32 11 West 32nd street (between 5th and 6th ave). Pan-Asian and Korean food court.

Mandoo Bar 2 West 32nd street (between 5th and 6th ave). Fresh Korean dumplings, incl. vegetarian.

Big Mandoo 2 West 32nd street (between 5th and 6th ave). Large steamed buns.

99 cent pizza 325 5th Ave (between 32nd St & 33rd St) and 1015 6th Avenue (between 37th and 38th str).

Papaya Dog Corner of 5th Avenue and 33rd street. Classic NY combo of 2 dogs and a papaya drink for $5. Cheap breakfast sandwiches until 11am.

7-Eleven Corner of 33rd Street and Madison Ave.



Nearest supermarket: D’Agostino’s  Corner of 38th street & 3rd Ave.

Walgreens (5th avenue & 33rd St) and Duane Reade (5th ave & 34th str) have fairly large grocery selections.

Broadway French Market Broadway, between 35th and 36th Streets. Tuesday/Friday, 11:30am – 6:30pm.