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On Campus Cafes

As of July 6th 2021, AMDA New York currently has one on-site coffee shop opened. The Coffee Shack is powered by Cooking with Corey, an independently owned and operated meal service company. The Coffee Shack will serve hot and cold coffee, tea and snacks. Due to COVID-19, there are no prepared meals available at this location at this time.

The Coffee Shack
61st Street Building, 3rd Floor
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

This location accepts cash, credit card or the AMDA SFP Card.

Until further notice, AMDA New York’s three on-site café locations, also powered by Cooking with Corey, are closed due to COVID-19.

  • 61st Street Café
    61st Street Building, 3rd Floor
    Closed until further notice 

  • The Snackford Arms Café
    Stratford Arms Residence Hall, Kitchen
    Closed until further notice 

  • The Snacksterdam Café
    Amsterdam Residence Hall, Basement
    Closed until further notice 

If you are a residential student interested in ordering meals with Cooking with Corey, AMDA offers a delivery service to you via our easy-to-order app called SAAVOR. For questions on how to set up an account and use the service please contact Cooking with Corey at info@cookinwithcorey.com.

In addition, there are numerous coffee shops, restaurants, delis, specialty food shops and supermarkets located around all the campus buildings.

Vending Machines

We also have multiple vending machines with grab-n-go options such as ramen, power bars, snacks, fruit juices, and emergency toiletries around the campus and the residential halls.

NY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PLAN (SFP)

AMDA recognizes that being a student in higher education can be stressful - and costly - and being hungry may only add on to the stress. We have a solution to ease these concerns: NY's Supplemental Food Plan. While this declining balance plan isn’t meant to cover all your food costs, it’s a great option to ensure that you’re able to have a meal(s) and/or snack(s) on campus throughout your busy day of classes and rehearsals.

The Supplemental Food Plan is a required plan for all first year NY students and will be packaged together with tuition and housing in your Financial Aid Plan.

The Supplemental Food Plan costs, per academic year, are outlined below.

    • $2,520 – 1st Year On Campus SFP Plan ($1,260 per term)
    • $1,800 – 1st Year Off Campus SFP Plan ($900 per term)

If you divide the pre-loaded money on the card as evenly as you can, you will have approximately $12 per day to spend on food. The Supplemental Food Plan is a required plan for all first year students. For any questions regarding this plan, please contact the AMDA NY Financial Aid Department at financialaidny@amda.edu.

NY FOOD PLAN FORM

Nutrition

Given that so much of your day is physically and mentally demanding, it is vital to make sure you are having nourishing meals and snacks. If you eat balanced meals, you will get the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need as a performer. Here at AMDA, we aim to provide programs on topics related to health and nutrition. For example, each semester, AMDA provides free optional nutrition sessions with a nutritionist. Stay tuned for more information!

Additional Resources

Living on your own and being a student isn’t easy, but YOU CAN DO IT! We are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the Student Affairs Department or Office Student Success if you want to chat. If you’d like to speak to someone confidentially, please reach out to CounselorNY@amda.edu to speak to one of our Counselors. Please see below for additional food resources.

On Campus Cafes

AMDA Los Angeles has two on-site cafés, independently owned by Chef Steve Price since 2009. The goal of the cafe is to make the menu healthy, delicious, accessible, and with the right balance between gourmet and familiar.

  • AMDA Café
    Base of Tower Building
    Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 8:00pm
    Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Closed Sunday

  • AMDA Market
    3rd Floor of Vine Building
    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 6:30pm
    Closed Saturday and Sunday

These two locations are fully functioning locations, accepting cash, credit card and a reloadable Student Cafe Account card that can be reloaded online at any time. The AMDA Cafe and AMDA Market offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack grab and go options. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options are available. In addition, there are numerous coffee shops, restaurants, delis, specialty food shops and supermarkets located around campus.

CAMPUS MICROWAVES

Communal Microwaves are conveniently located throughout the campus, so you can heat up your meal-prepped food, left overs, or snacks. You can find these microwaves at the AMDA Café and the AMDA Market (Vine Classroom building). Additionally, all students are welcome to use the community kitchens in Allview and Gilbert Residence Halls during visiting hours.

VENDING MACHINES

We also have multiple vending machines throughout campus classroom buildings and residence halls.

LA FLEXIBLE FOOD PLAN (FFP)

AMDA recognizes that being a student in higher education can be stressful - and costly - and being hungry may only add on to the stress. We have a solution to ease these concerns: LA’s Flexible Food Plan!
Our Flexible Food Plan is just that – flexible! Your account will operate as a “declining debit” starting with your full semester’s balance at the beginning of the semester. Deductions are applied to your account only for the specific menu items you order – meals and food items are all priced individually, and there is no automatically-deducted fixed price for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You may choose when and what you want to order so you can utilize the plan at your own convenience for any meal or snack any day of the week. There are no requirements of which days or meals you must order through the plan. Menu options will be available for vegan, vegetarian, and traditional omnivore diets.

The Flexibile Food Plan is a required plan for all first year LA students and will be packaged together with tuition and housing in your Financial Aid Plan.

The Flexible Food Plan costs, per academic year, are outlined below.

    • $3,600 – 1st Year On Campus FFP Plan ($1,800 per term)
    • $1,800 – 1st Year Off Campus FFP Plan ($900 per term)

Although the Flexible Food Plan is currently only required for first year students, all students are encouraged to enroll in the plan. Continuing students may enroll in the plan by completing the below enrollment form. Once the form is completed and submitted, the charge will be added to your financial aid plan. For any questions regarding this plan, please contact the AMDA LA Financial Aid Department at financialaidla@amda.edu

LA FOOD PLAN FORM

NUTRITION

Given that so much of your day is physically and mentally demanding, it is vital to make sure you are having nourishing meals and snacks. If you eat balanced meals, you will get the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need as a performer. Here at AMDA, we aim to provide programs on topics related to health and nutrition. For example, each semester, AMDA’s Center for Health and Performance offers a series of educational workshops tailored specifically to the unique health needs of its performing arts student population. Workshop topics range from injury prevention and cross training to nutrition and mental health. These workshops explore strategies to promote optimal performance and career longevity. Contact LAHealth@amda.edu for more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Living on your own and being a student isn’t easy, but YOU CAN DO IT! We are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the Student Affairs Department or Office Student Success if you want to chat. If you’d like to speak to someone confidentially, please reach out to LACounseling@amda.edu to speak to one of our Counselors. Please see below for additional food resources.

  1. Fuel Your Performance
  2. Hydration Tips
  3. Eating Healthy on a Budget
  4. Nutrition on the Go
  5. Trader Joe’s Recipes