Columbia University, Barnard College

From Lauren P., Columbia, Class of 2012:

Havana Central
Broadway between 113th and 114th
New York, NY

Cuban food — think empanadas and stuffed plantains. Yum.

Tom’s Restaurant
112th and Broadway
New York, NY

This Morningside Heights spot is the “Seinfeld diner.” Good basic food with great shakes, fries, and burgers.