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On Campus Cafes

AMDA New York has currently three on-site cafés, powered by Cooking with Corey, an independently owned and operated, but full catering and affordable meal planning service:

61st Street Café
61st Street Building, 3rd Floor
Closed until further notice 
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weekends: CLOSED

The Snackford Arms Café
Stratford Arms Residence Hall, Kitchen
Closed until further notice 
Monday – Thursday: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Snacksterdam Café
Amsterdam Residence Hall, Basement
Closed until further notice 
Monday – Thursday: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

These three locations (two of which are located in our Residential Halls) are fully functioning locations, accepting cash, credit card or the AMDA SFP Card. The Snackford Arms Café and the Snacksterdam Café offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options, as well as toiletries and other res-life essentials! Options range from meals to light snacks, fruit, smoothies, ramen and power bars. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options are also available.

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

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 around the eateries, student lounges and residential hall communal kitchens.

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.

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, and it’s included in the tuition costs. For any questions regarding this plan, please contact the AMDA NY Financial Aid Department at financialaidny@amda.edu.

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 Chefs 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. 

Hours

AMDA Café 
Base of Tower Building
Closed until further notice 
Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Closed Sunday

AMDA Market
3rd Floor of Vine Building 
Closed until further notice
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 8:00pm 
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 anytime. 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, speciality 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.

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. 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 LACounseling@amda.edu to speak to one of our Counselors. Please see below for additional food resources.

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