Accepted Flex Locations

Grocery Stores
Health and 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.

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.


Authenic Mexican food at 2888 Broadway.

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

Located in the heart of Harlem, Cecil On the Run is an international delivery and takeout experience showcasing the techniques and influences of African cooking throughout the world as displayed in the physical dine-in restaurant The Cecil. The menu is an eatable culinary conversation and experience celebrating the food ways of the African Diaspora. Cecil on the Run has taken this rich history and created a culinary discipline called Afro-Asian-American cooking that they are proud to deliver directly to your door step.

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

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.

Island Burgers & Shakes

3147 Broadway (btw La Salle and Tieman Pl.), New York, NY 10027. Island Burgers & Shakes serves up delicious, flame-grilled burgers, chicken churrasco, salads and shakes to loyal NYC diners. The restaurant proudly serves grass-fed, antibiotic-free, Pat LaFrieda meat blend, sources its bread from local bakeries like Sullivan Street Bakery and Eli Zabar Breads, and makes most sauces and spreads in house.

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. 

Mexican Festival Restaurant
Mexican Festival restaurant is the Upper West Side's culinary destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. A recently updated décor and menu, featuring hand-pressed tortillas and innovative traditional dishes with a contemporary twist, make it the perfect place to enjoy good company, a festive yet elegant ambiance and amazing authentic food. Located at 2672 Broadway; Phone:  (646) 912-9334

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.

Pita Grill

1028 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025. Positively Healthy. Falafel, salads and other traditional Mediterranean fare are offered in this bright space just a few steps from campus. You can also order online for takeout. Note: Pita Grill Kosher offers a special Sabbath meal. Pre-order online at:

Pressed Juicery


Pressed Juicery juices are made from 100% fruits and vegetables, never contain additives and are cold-pressed using a custom hydraulic press to gently extract the maximum vitamins and minerals from fresh produce. Pressed Juicery at Columbia offers juices, signature beverages, specialty waters as well as Freeze, Pressed Juicery's vegan, dairy-free, gluten free soft-serve. Located at 2857 Broadway and the corner of 111th Street. Open Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 8 PM and Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 8PM.


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.

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.  

V&T Pizzeria

Thin crust pizzas and classic red sauce Italian fare at a casual neighborhood stalwart. Located at 1024 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025 (Amsterdam Ave. Between W 110th St. & W 111th St.) Phone: (212) 663-1708.


Health and Drug Stores

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

Cohen’s Fashion Optical 

Provides eye exams and glasses. Located at 2933 Broadway between 114 and 115 Streets. Call (212) 662-0400 for more information about services. 

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.