Accepted Flex Locations

Grocery Stores
Drug Stores
School Supplies, Home Furnishings, and Misc Services
Student Advantages


Grocery Stores

*Please note that alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gift cards cannot be purchased through Flex.

D'Ag Fresh
A family-owned and operated food retailer in business since 1932. Located at 2828 Broadway at 110th Street. 

Fairway Market
A local retailer of grocery items and is located on 2328 12th Avenue, between 132th and 133th streets on 12th Avenue. Please note that only checkout aisles 5 and 7 accept Flex.  You can also receive 5% off your entire purchase at Fairway when you use your Flex Account. Columbia University's Evening Shuttle, the Red Line service includes a stop across the street from Fairway at West 125th St. at 12th Avenue, S/W corner, 7 days a week from 6:00pm every evening until 4:00am the following morning, every half-hour. 

Key Food
In 1937, a few grocery store owners came together with the idea to use their combined size and strength to provide their customers the products they wanted at the low prices they needed. On April 20, 1937, Key Food Stores Co-operative, Inc. was formed  in Brooklyn and has since grown to over 180 supermarkets spanning all five boroughs, Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Times have changed but the values that Key Food was founded on have not. All of our stores are still individually owned and operated, allowing us to meet the diverse needs of each neighborhood we serve. We’re proud to be part of the community and offer the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. Located at  421 W. 125th Street.

Milano Market
A gourmet deli featuring fresh sandwiches and salads with unlimited toppings at a fixed price. Located between 112th and 113th streets and Broadway.

MET Food Market

1316 Amsterdam Ave

Morton Williams Supermarket
A family-owned and operated food retailer in business since 1946. Located at 2941 Broadway.

Westside Market
A local retailer of grocery items, including a variety of fruits, vegetables, deli foods, and cheese, located at 2840 Broadway. Please note that currently only aisle 2 accepts Flex.

Whole Foods
A retailer of "natural" and organic products, including produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and household products. Located at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue.



*Please note that alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gift cards cannot be purchased through Flex.

Aangan offers authentic Indian food, with tastes from every region—all in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Located at 2701 Broadway and 103rd Street. Columbia University Students who bring their student ID card into Aangan for in-house dining, not take-out, will receive a 10% discount on their check.

Ajanta Indian Restauran

The best of India for lunch and dinner.  Located on Amsterdam, between 120th and 121st Streets.


Authenic Mexican food at 2888 Broadway.

Amsterdam Avenue Restaurant

982-988 Amsterdam Avenue

Cascabel Taqueria
Modern interpretations of traditional Mexican dishes. Located at 2799 Broadway at 108th Street.

Build your version of the perfect burrito or taco at this Mexican restaurant. Located on the corner of 110th Street and Broadway.

A friendly neighborhood restaurant that features a diverse menu of hearty American fare, from delectable pastas to seasonally caught fish. Located Broadway between 112th Street and 113th Street.

Dig Inn Seasonal Market

Fresh farm-to-counter food at a price point that’s accessible to all. Located at 2884 Broadway between 112th and 113th Street. Open 7 days a week, 11AM-11PM. Tel: 212-776-4047 Follow: @diginn.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren’t just catchwords, they’re our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That’s one of the secrets of great bar-b-que -- staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature. Located at 700 W. 125th St.

Five Guys Burgers
Burgers, fries, tons of toppings now in Morningside Heights. Located at 2847 Broadway between Cathedral Pky & 111th Street.

Massawa Restaurant
Massawa Restaurant has been a New York City favorite for 22 years, serving fine Eritrean and Ethiopian food. It is a family-run business, offering exotic dishes from spicy to mild and from many vegetable favorites to tasty meats. Located at 1239 Amsterdam Avenue @ 121stStreet.                                                         

Mel's Burger Bar
Offers a solid selection of massive burgers, frosty shakes, comfort food classics and a killer experience. Located between 111th and 110th Streets on Broadway. 

M2M Mart
Located at 2935 Broadway.

Nussbaum & Wu
Featuring bakery foods, including bagels, desserts, deli foods, salads, and a juice bar. Located at 113th Street and Broadway.


Pinkberry, the original tart frozen yogurt is located at 2873 Broadway.


Order food delivery and take-out near you and on campus. Find your local restaurants, view menus and order online or from your mobile phone.

Toast Chicken
Located at 1268 Amsterdam Avenue, between 122nd and 123rd Streets, Toast Chicken specializes in, you guessed it, chicken.  All of their birds are raised naturally, antibiotic free, free roaming and have been fed an all vegetarian diet.  You can taste the difference.

Tom’s Restaurant
Tom's is a family owned restaurant that has been around since the 1940's.  It has been graced with a song by Suzanne Vega and is the site of Monk's Diner from the hit sitcom Seinfeld. Tom's has been a staple in Morningside Heights taking care of the locals as well as Columbia students. Located at 2880 Broadway at 112th Street.  

Yasha Ramen

Located at 940 Amsterdam Avenue near 106th street.



Drug Stores

*Please note that alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gift cards cannot be purchased through Flex.

Rite Aid
Offers health, beauty, and general merchandise. Open 24 hours. Pharmacy open 8:00am-12:00am. Located at 2833 Broadway on the corner of Broadway and 110th Street.



School Supplies, Home Furnishings, and Misc Services

*Please note that alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gift cards cannot be purchased through Flex.

Columbia University Bookstore
Located on the lower level of Lerner Hall, the Bookstore stocks more than 50,000 general book titles and sells school supplies, computer accessories, dorm products, apparel, in addition to the course books ordered by faculty.

Ivy League Stationers
An office space supplier that provides a plethora of notebooks, folders, pens, paper, printer necessities and much more for the busy college student. Located between 115th and 116th streets and Broadway.

University Hardware
Offers a wide range of tools and supplies for home projects, and is conveniently located on Broadway between 113th and 114th Streets.

University Housewares
Offers a variety of home furnishing supplies, including appliances, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, and other household items. Located on the corner of 113th Street and Broadway.



Student Advantages

CU Arts
Purchase discounted tickets to events around NYC, including Broadway and off-Broadway shows, movie tickets, and on-campus events using your Flex Account through this Columbia Arts Initiative. The box office is located on the ground floor of Alfred Lerner Hall, right next to Cafe 212.


Please note: The participating merchants are not monitored for the quality of service by Columbia. The list of participating merchants is provided as a convenience.