Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Upper East Side

by NYC Food Policy Editor

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with Share MealsHunger Free AmericaBetaNYC and Plentiful to compile the most current and accurate data for these resource guides, which are CONTINUALLY UPDATED.

THE RESOURCE GUIDES ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL info@nycfoodpolicy.org. THANK YOU!

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Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Upper East Side

As New York City faces increasing closures and changes to everyday life due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the HUNTER COLLEGE NYC FOOD POLICY CENTER aims to provide additional resources and support to community members whose lives are impacted by COVID-19.

Below is a resource guide with the following information: meals for children, meals for seniors, retail food stores and their delivery/benefits policies, local food pantries and soup kitchens, resources for homeless people, resources for immigrant populations and resources for people with disabilities.

The Center has also included citywide organizations and additional resources for New Yorkers, which are applicable to community members outside of Upper East Side as well. If you have family, friends or co-workers in other neighborhoods, please refer to our website where we have published additional reports. Please always call the listed organizations before visiting to get the latest information about their services, as many are changing daily. 

If you or someone you know has additional questions or is facing hunger or food insecurity please contact us at info@nycfoodpolicy.org or call the following organizations:

  • USDA National Hunger Hotline (Hunger Free America): 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (para español); Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET)
  • HRA’s Emergency Food Hotline: 866-888-8777
  • Shelter or Temporary Housing Assistance: 3-1-1

Upper East Side Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is collaborating with Plentiful: a completely free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Through their database, the information below is constantly updated with the latest opening hours and/or changes due to COVID-19.

Many pantries require identification but may be making exceptions under the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call to see if identification is required.

EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED: Millions of New Yorkers rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to survive. To date, ⅓ have closed in NYC due to COVID-19. They relied on retired seniors to volunteer and since seniors can no longer safely leave their homes, pantries are in desperate need of young and healthy volunteers.

VOLUNTEER TO SERVE EMERGENCY FOOD TODAY WITH IN IT TOGETHER NYC.

  • Church of the Epiphany
    1393 York Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 737- 2720,
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday 6:00PM-7:30PM
    • Serving grab-and-go meals
  • Grand Central Food Program, Central Park
    5th Ave & 72nd St, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 776-2000
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:15PM-9:20PM
    • Mobile truck moves through different areas of the city in the evening. To find out when it will visit a neighborhood near you, please check website.
    • Trucks are at each location for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Lenox Hill Senior Center
    341 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 744-5022
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM
  • Marymount Manhattan College
    221 E 71st St, Carson Hall 106, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 517-0430
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Food available for MMC students only
  • All Saints Episcopal Church
    230 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 758-0447
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 4:30PM-5:00PM
    • Bagged lunches to-go
  • Central Synogogue Breakfast Program
    123 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 838-5122
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No
    Kosher

    • Thursday, Friday 6:00AM-7:30AM
    • Open to everyone
    • Serving grab-and-go meals
  • Crossroads Community Services - Food Pantry
    108 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 378-0234 x3
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Thursday September 30 10:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 7 10:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 14 10:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 21 10:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 28 10:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • By appointment only
    • Handing out pre-packed bags
    • Food available once per month
    • Curbside distribution appointments available through Plentiful app
  • Crossroads Community Services - Soup Kitchen
    108 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 378-0234 x3
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Thursday 10:00AM-1:00PM
    • One packed bag per household per month
    • Call listed number for appointment
  • Grand Central Food Program, SONY Building
    55th St between Madison & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 776-2000
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:30PM-9:40PM
    • Mobile truck moves through different areas of the city in the evening. To find out when it will visit a neighborhood near you, please check website.
    • Trucks are at each location for about 5-10 minutes.
  • St. Bartholomew's Community Ministry - Food Pantry
    108 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 378-0200, (212) 378-0234
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Thursday 10:00AM-1:00PM: By appointment
    • Open on Thursdays by appointment only. Call (212) 378-0234 to make an appointment, or use the Plentiful app.
    • ID and proof of residency required for first visit
  • St. Bartholomew's Community Ministry - Soup Kitchen
    108 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 378-0234, (212) 378-0200
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 7:45AM-8:45AM: Grab-and-Go Breakfast
    • Sunday-Saturday 5:30PM-6:30PM: Grab-and-Go Dinner
    • Saturday 10:00AM-11:00AM: Saturday Café
  • Park Ave Christian Church
    48 E 80th St, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 288-3246
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 1:00PM-2:00PM
    • Community lunch hosted at Manhattan Church of Christ
  • Christ United Methodist Church
    524 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 838-3036
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Sunday 4:30PM-6:00PM
    • Serving grab-and-go meals
  • Hunter College Purple Apron Food Pantry
    695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 396-6418
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher

    • Monday, Friday 1:00PM-4:00PM
    • Serves Hunter College and CUNY students only
    • No sign up required, walk-ins are welcomed
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • All Souls Church - Food Pantry
    1157 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 535-5530, (212) 628-8568
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Monday 5:00PM-7:00PM
    • Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM
    • Grocery food is available on Monday nights to take home with to-go meals
  • All Souls Church - Soup Kitchen
    1157 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 535-5530, (212) 628-8568
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Monday 5:00PM-7:00PM: To-Go Dinner
    • Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM: To-Go Lunch
    • Vegetarian meals offered
  • Temple Shaaray Tefila
    250 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 535-8008
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No
    Kosher

    • Wednesday 11:30AM-12:00PM
    • Bagged lunches given out on sidewalk
  • Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center
    316 E 88th St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 289-4100, x201
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 5:15PM-6:15PM
    • Grab-and-go meals are distributed in the garden
  • Isaacs Center
    415 E 93rd St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 360-7620
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Monday-Wednesday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Offers Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors Monday - Wednesday (must be on the list to receive food)
    • Meals also delivered by New York Cares
    • If in need of food, call the number listed, ext. 114. As soon as the message says "Hello" press 0 and leave a voicemail. Please include your information so they can contact you.
  • Jan Hus Presbyterian Church/Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program - Food Pantry
    1745 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 288-6743
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday September 29 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday October 1 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday October 6 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday October 8 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday October 13 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Text "FOOD" to 726-879 to make a reservation
  • Jan Hus Presbyterian Church/Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program - Soup Kitchen
    1745 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 288-6743
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Tuesday 5:00PM-6:00PM
    • Serving grab-and-go hot meals
    • Temporarily located inside the Church of the Living Hope
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel, Manhattan
    230 E 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 862-6401, (347) 803-6822
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday 9:30AM-1:00PM
    • Must bring proof of address and ID
    • Bagged meals will be distributed in front of the OLGC Parish Hall
    • Participants can only pick up once per month
  • Park Avenue Synagogue
    50 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 369-2600
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Friday 4:00PM-5:30PM
  • Momentum Project, St. Peter's Church
    619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 935-2200
    Status: Closed
    ID Required:

    • Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice due to a water main break

Department of Education Meal Hubs: PROGRAM ENDED

  • As of September 10th, Department of Education Meal Hub Sites are no longer serving grab-and-go meal service for adults and children

Meals for Seniors (60-years-old and above)

  • General Food Assistance Resources
    • Any New Yorker, including seniors, can visit nyc.gov/GetFood or call 311 and say “Get Food” for a list of key additional key resources:
      • A list of locations of grab and go pick up of meals and pantry bags for seniors who have someone who can shop for them
      • Information regarding how to apply for and use SNAP
    • A portal to find out if you’re eligible for and enroll in Emergency Food Delivery
  • Additional Meal Delivery (see local list below for meal delivery providers)
    • Meal delivery services work on a case-by-case basis and may offer breakfast, lunch and/or dinner depending on the case.
    • Citymeals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors meeting the following criteria:
      • Must be 60 years of age or older
      • Must be unable to prepare nutritious meals or have no one to do so for you
      • Must be able to live safely at home if services are provided to you
      • Must be physically or mentally incapacitated and in need of some assistance
      • Even if you receive home care or Medicaid, you are still eligible to get meals if the home care worker cannot prepare a meal to fit your dietary or religious restrictions, or if he or she is designated to assist only with other tasks.
      • Click this link and enter your zip code at the bottom of the page to sign up, or call the organization at 212-687-1234.
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County:
      • The New York State Department of Health's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to seniors aged 60 years of age and older.
      • Provides a free supplemental food package, once a month, to Senior citizens 60 years and older. Packages may include: cheese, canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, breakfast cereals, UHT and nonfat dry milk, fruit juices, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, whole grain rotini, peanut butter, dried beans.
      • Who Can Apply for CSFP:
        • Seniors 60 years of age or older
        • To be eligible, applicants must have an income that falls within the CSFP guidelines established by the federal government, and be a resident of New York State.
      • *How Do I Apply for CSFP: *To apply for the CSFP Program, please call a CSFP local agency provider nearest you for application information. Once each month you or your proxy will pick up your food at a convenient food distribution site. The CSFP local agency providers are listed below:
        • Locations:
          • New York Common Pantry: 423-438 E 138th St, Bronx, NY 10454
            • (917) 982-2564
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 840 Alabama Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
            • (718) 498-9208
          • Food Bank for New York City
            • (212) 566-7855
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 91-29 143rd St, Jamaica, NY 11435
            • (718) 523-2220
    • GoGoGrandparent
      • Allows use of Lyft or Uber without a smartphone.
      • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
      • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: “Thanks for calling GoGo”
      • Step 3:
        • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
        • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
        • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you’re registered please give us a call to set these up).
        • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
        • PRESS 7 to request meals delivered from local restaurants near you, by delivery services like DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
        • PRESS 8 to request groceries delivered from local supermarkets, by services like Instacart, Postmates, Shipt, and more.
        • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries, delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • The National Supermarket Association, in partnership with Lyft, is providing access to transportation for seniors in New York City
    • Using the code NSARELIEF in the Lyft app, seniors will have access to $25 for rides to and from designated National Supermarket Association-affiliated supermarkets in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan during designated senior hours, between 5:30am and 9:30am.
  • PLEASE SCROLL DOWN to the section “Citywide Non-Profit Organizations Offering Food Delivery and/or Mobile Markets” FOR MORE MEAL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Special Supermarket Shopping Hours for Seniors Only

  • Aldi
    • Some Aldi stores have adjusted their opening hours of operation to 8:30AM daily. The first hour is still reserved for seniors, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Aldi
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesdays is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • Costco
    • 9-10AM Monday through Friday for members 60 and older and people with disabilities or who are immunocompromised. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted.

Supermarkets, Delis, Bodegas & Retail Food Stores (Offering Delivery)

This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” 

  • For delivery services such as DoorDashInstacartFreshDirectGrubHubPeapodPostmates,  ShiptSeamlessYelp and UberEats, an email address and credit card is required for registration. 
  • The listed apps do not accept SNAP (EBT) payments for delivery, but many retailers do IN-STORE.
  • The SNAP Retailer Locator allows anyone to locate nearby SNAP-authorized retailers by entering a street address, city, and state, or zip code. Enter your starting location and select a retailer or map point to get details and directions
  • Delivery fees range from around $0.99 to $10, but most fees are waived if you spend over $10 or $15 in the app (for independent grocers, this may be higher)
  • Many delivery services are flooded and there may be extra long wait times, unavailable products and/or no delivery possible.

The Food Policy Center team is in the process of verifying the status of any retail food store listed without a phone number.

Please call stores before visiting, as their services (take-out, delivery, benefits such as SNAP) may be changing frequently due to COVID-19.

  • 7-Eleven
    1412 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash and 7Now
  • 73 St Farmers Market
    1368 York Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 879-3500

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Agata & Valentina
    1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 452-0690

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and store website
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Delivery fee: $5
  • CVS
    1396 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 249-5699

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: see coverage map here
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery
  • D'Agostino
    1074 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 988-8813

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and store website
    • Delivery fee: Varies for online orders; $10 delivery fee for phone orders.
  • Duane Reade
    1279 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 744-2668

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • In-store pickup available
  • East Side Grocery
    1422 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 288-6640

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by store website, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Gristedes
    1446 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 535-4925

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Tuesday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery fee:
      • Phone orders: $9.94
      • In-store purchases under $75: $4.95 for in-store purchases under $75
  • Gristedes
    1365 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 535-8449

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Gristedes
    1208 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 535-2047

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $75
    • Delivery fee:
      • Phone orders: $7.95
      • In-store purchases under $75: $4.95 for in-store purchases under $75
  • Hunter Delicatessen
    966 Lexington Ave #1, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 439-7758

    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00AM-3:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $7
    • Pickup available
  • Leonard's Market
    1437 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 744-2600

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:30PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Market Deli & Grocery
    1388 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 439-9891

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-3:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 15 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1331 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 439-0636

    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00AM-1:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1251 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (917) 472-7609

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website intermittently. Call for availability.
  • Sons Freedom Market
    1043 Lexington Ave #1, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 734-1093

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Target Grocery
    1201 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (332) 204-1718

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by store website
  • The Food Emporium
    1175 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 249-6778

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:30AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
    • Delivery fee:
      • In-store orders: $6.49
      • Phone orders: $14.44
  • Walgreens
    1328 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 734-6076

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
  • York Delicatessen
    1492 York Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 288-9456

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Uber Eats, and Postmates
    • Delivery radius: 4 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Blue & Gold Deli
    1075 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 755-5506

    • Monday-Friday 5:30AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • CVS
    630 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (917) 369-8688

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP not accepted
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • D'Agostino
    966 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 319-4872

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and Instacart
    • Delivery fee for phone orders: $10
    • Additional notes: Can order for delivery in-store using SNAP, but SNAP will not cover $4.99 delivery fee
  • DeliSSimo
    39 E 60th St #A, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 593-2333

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless, UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Delivery.com
    • Delivery minimum: $8
  • Deliteria
    1061 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 371-9944

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and Grubhub
  • Duane Reade
    866 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 759-9412

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates, Instacart, and DoorDash
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Duane Reade
    49 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 888-2323

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates, Instacart, and DoorDash
    • In-store pickup available
  • Duane Reade
    575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 207-8274

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Tuesday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Postmates
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Delivery fee: $2.99
  • Fresh Food
    926 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (917) 388-3597

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Grubhub, and Seamless
    • Pickup available
  • Good Nature 1045
    1045 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 371-7507

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Delivery.com, and Grubhub
    • Pickup available
  • Katagiri
    224 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 755-3566

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: within Manhattan
    • Delivery minimum: $35
    • Delivery fees: depends on delivery destination
  • Midtown Catch
    405 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
    (646) 918-7560

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1031 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 486-0340

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Instacart, Shipt, and store website, and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 8 blocks
    • Delivery fee: $5 to shop the order. Delivery is free for orders $100+ ($5.99 otherwise)
    • Additional notes: Same day delivery if order is placed before 2PM
  • Whole Foods Market
    226 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
    (646) 497-1222

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Friday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior/Immunocompromised Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Amazon (for Amazon Prime members only)
      • Store delivery for anyone who has never had delivery can be done by going to www.amazon.com/wholefoods to sign up for a delivery service invitation
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery fee: Delivery fees vary. Free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35.
  • 7-Eleven
    1453 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 288-2056

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available 24/7 by 7NOW app
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Delivery fee: Orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • All Star Deli & Grocery
    1525 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 737-2703

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone after 12PM
    • Delivery radius: 6 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $12
  • Beyoglu Garden Market Place
    1593 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 535-4261

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00PM-6:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • CVS
    1569 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 249-5198

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 11:00AM-5:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and CVS app
  • CVS
    1241 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 535-3438

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • Dorians Seafood Market
    1580 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 535-2256

    • Sunday-Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Duane Reade
    401 E86th St, New York, NY 10028
    (917) 492-8801

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Postmates
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Delivery fee: $2.99
  • Eli's Market
    1415 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 717-8100

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
    • Delivery radius: Manhattan
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Delivery fee: $10-$35
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Fairway Market 86th Street
    240 E86th St, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 327-2008

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Gentiles Fine Foods
    1041 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 879-2717

    • Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Gristedes
    1644 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 628-6769

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 8 blocks
    • Delivery fee:
      • Phone orders: $7.95
      • In-store purchases under $70: $4.99
  • Gristedes
    1450 E 83rd & 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 484-9105

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery fee:
      • Phone orders: $7.95
      • In-store purchases: $4.95
    • Pickup available
  • Lobels
    1096 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 737-1372

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Million 84 Street Corner Deli J&J
    1624 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 535-7800

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Seamless
    • Delivery radius: 2 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $7
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1565 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 249-2851

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery fee: $11
    • Pickup available
  • Ottomanelli Brothers
    1549 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 772-7900

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Duane Reade
    425 Main St, New York, NY 10044
    (646) 521-2260

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates
    • Delivery fee: $4.99
  • 1st Ave Gourmet Deli
    1274 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 472-8480

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash and Grubhub
  • 809 Lexington Grocery Store
    809 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 838-9795

    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00PM-12:00AM: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone intermittently
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • CVS
    1223 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 752-7703

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone, CVS app, and store website
  • Grace's Marketplace
    1299 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 737-0600

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone or visiting store website
    • Delivery fee: $5+, depending on delivery destination
  • Mini Deli J&J
    1266 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 288-2173

    • Monday-Friday 7:30AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 8:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Grubhub, Seamless, and store website
    • Delivery radius: depends on the size of order
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1066 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 935-9551

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by store website
    • Delivery radius: 7 blocks
    • Delivery fee: $5.99 for orders under $100
  • Space 62 Market
    1130 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 486-3040

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, store website, Grubhub, and Seamless
    • Delivery radius: local
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Butterfield Market
    1114 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 288-7800

    • Monday-Friday 6:00AM-7:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: Manhattan
    • Delivery minimum: $30
    • Delivery fee: depends on location for delivery
  • D'Agostino Supermarkets Inc
    1507 York Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 734-6317

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery fee: $4.99
  • Eastside Market
    1463 York Ave , New York, NY 10075
    (917) 261-7904

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash, Grubhub, Seamless, Delivery.com, and store website
    • Pickup available
  • Number 1 Farmers Market J&J
    1458 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 396-2626

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • Rite Aid
    1535 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 327-4757

    • Sunday-Saturday: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-1:00AM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart, UberEats, and Grubhub
    • Delivery fee: Instacart charges a $5.99 fee for delivery from 9AM-9PM and a same-day two-hour delivery service.
    • Senior Hours: Mon-Su 07:00AM-11:00AM
  • Sable's Smoked Fish
    1489 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
    (212) 249-6177

    • Monday-Friday 8:15AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 7:30AM-6:30PM
    • Sunday 7:30AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, DoorDash, and Uber Eats
    • Delivery radius: local
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Delivery fee: $3
    • Pickup available
  • 1741 Gourmet Deli
    1741 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (646) 799-9320

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Doordash, Ubereats and Seamless
  • Annie's Fruit & Vegetable
    1330 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 427-8800

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Blue Moon Deli
    1773 1st Ave #A, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 369-9510

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and Grubhub
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $6
  • CVS
    1294 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 996-3000

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • CVS
    1622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 876-7016

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • Duane Reade
    1231 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 360-6586

    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates
    • Delivery fee: $4.99
  • Eastside Deli
    1424 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 369-0011

    • Monday-Friday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday, Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone until 3PM
    • Pickup available
  • Eastside Grocery
    1726 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 360-6651

    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 2 blocks
  • Fillmore Delicatessen
    1668 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (646) 912-9488

    • Monday-Friday 7:30AM-10:30PM
    • Saturday-Sunday 9:00AM-10:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $12
    • Delivery fee: $1 if paying with cash, $1+ if paying with card
    • Pickup available
  • First on First Deli
    1756 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 534-7120

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 4 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    1486 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 348-4162

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
  • Gristedes
    1343 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 831-9381

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
  • Healthy Organic Foods
    1797 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 426-7222

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Pickup available
  • HY Market Corporation
    1291 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 427-9779

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available before 6PM
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
  • Lexington Deli
    1332 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 987-1500

    • Monday-Friday 6:30AM-11:00PM
    • Sunday, Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub
    • Pickup available
    • Pickup minimum: $10
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    1211 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 722-0229

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by store website and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $0.99
    • Delivery fee:
      • For in-store purchases: $5.99
      • For website orders: $10
  • Patrick Murphy Market
    1307 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 831-2696

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Delivery fee: $1
    • Pickup available
  • Prime Gourmet Market
    1770 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 831-1777

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $20
  • Sing's Deli & Grocery
    100 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 348-3597

    • Monday-Friday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 3 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Pickup available
  • Westside Market
    1407 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 348-2382

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone, website, Grubhub, and Seamless
    • Free delivery within 10 block radius
    • Delivery minimum: $25
  • Whole Foods Market
    1551 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (646) 891-3888

    • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday 9:00PM-6:00PM: Store Hours
    • Friday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Delivery available by Amazon (for Amazon Prime members only)
      • Store delivery for anyone who has never had delivery can be done by going to www.amazon.com/wholefoods to sign up for a delivery service invitation
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Additional fees: Delivery fees vary. Free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35.

Supermarkets, Delis, Bodegas & Retail Food Stores (No Delivery)

_This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” _

The Food Policy Center team is in the process of verifying the status of any retail food store listed without a phone number.

Please call stores before visiting, as their services (take-out, delivery, benefits such as SNAP) may be changing frequently due to COVID-19.

  • A Matter of Health NYC
    1347 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 396-4500

    • Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Thursday 8:00AM-3:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
  • Jowny Market
    1305 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

  • Peoples Place Gourmet D
    1391 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 734-0200

  • River East Gourmet Deli
    1320 York Ave #2, New York, NY 10021

  • 3 Deli & Grill Inc
    133 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

  • Duane Reade
    1052-1056 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (646) 282-0530

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • In-store pickup available
  • Duane Reade
    931 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 421-1046

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • In-store pickup available by Walgreens app and store website
  • Duane Reade
    949 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 223-1765

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • In-store pickup available by Walgreens app and store website
  • 7-Eleven
    1594 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 327-3613

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
  • Fruit cart
    453 E86th St, New York, NY 10028

  • KY Fruit & Vegetable
    1578 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

  • Roosevelt Island Amish Farmers Market
    Roosevelt Island Bridge, New York, NY 10044
    (570) 768-6025

    • Saturday 6:00AM-3:00PM: Store Hours
    • Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Continental Food & Beverage
    215 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065

Farmers' Markets in Upper East Side

To ensure the below farmers's markets are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

Many farmers' markets accept cash, SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons. They may also offer Health Bucks for EBT users -- for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. For an updated list of farmers' markets near you (including days/hours of operation) visit nyc.gov/health and search "farmers markets."

*During the winter season, markets accept Health Bucks but may not distribute them.

Social Services in Upper East Side

Child and Family Services in Upper East Side

  • Association to Benefit Children (ABC) - Cassidy's Place
    419 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 845-3851

    • Services offered: Preschool for children who are medically fragile, live in poverty, have serious disabilities, are homeless, in foster care, or have suffered abuse and neglect
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Provides in class, remote, and hybrid learning to students
      • Offers meals to remote students and parents
      • Offers mental health services to children
      • Crisis intervention for both parents and students
      • Nutritionist for eating habits to help parents and students
      • Clothing, diapers, and formula offered to families
      • Educational materials for remote students
      • Linkage book for parents to access outside organizations
    • Additional information:
      • In partnership with Health Box for food accessibility
  • Spence-Chapin - Manhattan Office
    410 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 369-0300

    • Services offered: Provides expectant and biological parents with free and confidential pregnancy options counseling through text and hotline, including kinship care, foster care, parenting with support and adoption; home visit and hospital counseling services.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • To help mitigate some of the challenges that the children and families of the community is facing, providing critical supplies and support services that are especially needed during this time, including health and sanitation items for the orphanages worked with abroad, groceries to birth families living in New York and New Jersey who have worked with Spence-Chapin in the past, and ongoing coaching and supportive programming for children and families connected to adoption.
      • Throughout the global pandemic have provided mothers and pregnant mothers gift cards to be able to purchase groceries
      • Reducing rates of some services or waiving fees during the pandemic

Resources for People with Disabilities

Coronavirus is putting immense pressure on mobile and delivery services throughout New York City. Below are resources for people with disabilities who may already rely on these systems and/or need extra support during this time. Please call or email before visiting for updates about their services.

Center for Independence of the Disabled NY

  • Currently with customers via telephone only.
  • Manhattan office: 212-674-2300.
  • Queens office: 646-442-1520.
  • If they are unable to speak with you when you call, they will return all messages as soon as they are able.
  • ASL-speaking consumers can call the Manhattan office VP line at 646-350-2681 or the Queens VP line at 347-905-5088.
  • Coronavirus update
  • Food access
  • Transportation and Access-A-Ride

Crisis Services/Mental Health: Mobile Crisis Teams A mobile crisis team is a group of health professionals, such as nurses, social workers and psychiatrists, who can provide mental health services, primarily in people’s homes.

  • To request a team, call NYC Well at (888) NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)

Helping Hands for the Disabled of NY

  • Action Line: We are here for you 9am – 9pm, seven days a week at 718-606-9712
  • Food Pantry Available for Disabled People: We can bring food to you.

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

NYC Mayor’s Office: Disability Service Facilitators Contact Information with EMAIL ADDRESSES and/or ASL VIDEO PHONES which may be helpful for people who are unable to hear and/or speak

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: The Front Door The Front Door is the way OPWDD connects people to the services they need and want.  Once you enter, a person-centered planning process begins which helps you learn about and access service options taking your needs and desires into consideration.  It will also give you the chance to direct your own service plan or help your family member or loved one as they direct theirs.

  • The first step: Determine eligibility
  • If eligible to receive services: Begin planning process
  • Support and service options available: residential, employment, day habilitation, children’s services and aging services.

Contact the OPWDD regional office that covers your county (Manhattan 646-766-3220) to access the Front Door, or call the OPWWD Info Line at 1-866-946-9733.

Olmstead Rights: New York Disability Resources and Advocacy Organizations

  • Links to government agencies and disability rights organizations in New York.

Services for People with Disabilities in Upper East Side

  • Ken's Krew, Inc.
    555 Madison Ave, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 290-8999

    • Services offered: Provides vocational training and job placement services to young adults with cognitive disabilities who are transitioning into the workforce for competitive employment
  • Northwell Health/Lenox Hill Hospital - The Center for Attention and Learning
    210 E 64th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 838-9200

    • Services offered: Helps pinpoint true nature of a child's attention or learning disability through neuropsychological evaluations, child advocacy assistance, and family support services
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association - NYC Spinal, Greater New York Chapter (NYCSCIA)
    P.O. Box 286444, Yorkville Station, NY 10128, New York, NY 10128
    (866) 692-7242

    • Services offered: Helps people rebuild their lives after spinal cord injury by providing resources, services, and peer support to survivors and their families

Education and Employment Services in Upper East Side

There are no specific educational and employment service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Health and Medical Services in Upper East Side

There are no specific health and medical service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

  • Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) - Residence
    211 E 81 St, New York, NY 10028
    (917) 677-4450

    • Services offered: Housing with supportive services for homeless single adults and young adults
  • The Doe Fund - A Better Place
    331 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028
    (212) 369-0800

    • Services offered: A subsidized residential facility providing seniors (ages 62+) with permanent supportive housing, case management, social and recreational activities, and an Enriched Housing Program offering daily living assistance to the frail elderly
    • Additional information:
      • COVID-19 testing is available to residents (every 6-8 weeks)
      • COVID-19 vaccinations offered
      • On-site kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
      • Food delivery
  • The Jewish Board - Abraham Residence III
    336 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 828-8500

    • Services offered: A 68-bed, extended-stay Community Residence/Single Room Occupancy that provides individual studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Abe III provides tenant organization and on-site rehabilitative services to support residents’ reintegration into the community by referral only
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • A variety of Virtual Community Connection COVID resources offered
      • As services provided are essential, all offices, clinics, and residences remain open.
      • The Jewish Board is offering a virtual Community Connections series – free, online sessions where anyone can hear from our staff experts and have an opportunity to ask questions before, during, and after the session.
    • Additional information:
      • Referrals: Eligibility for NY/NY I and II supportive housing required via HRA 2010e Application.
      • To make a clinic appointment call (844) ONE-CALL

There are no specific legal service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Mental Health Services in Upper East Side

There are no specific mental health service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Mutual Aid Organizations in Upper East Side

Senior Services in Upper East Side

  • New York Foundation for Senior Citizens - Arthur B. Brown and William Brown Gardens
    225 E 93rd St, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 369-5523

    • Services offered: A subsidized residential facility providing seniors (ages 62+) with permanent supportive housing, case management, social and recreational activities, and an Enriched Housing Program offering daily living assistance to the frail elderly
    • Additional information:
      • COVID-19 testing is available to residents
  • New York Foundation For Senior Citizens (NYFSC) - 1850 Second Avenue
    1850 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 831-2990

    • Services offered: A subsidized residential facility providing seniors (ages 62+) with permanent housing, case management, social and recreational activities, and an Enriched Housing Program offering daily living assistance to the frail elderly
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Persons entering the facility must be tested for COVID-19 beforehand
  • Search & Care
    1844 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
    (212) 289-5300

    • Services offered: Low-cost permanent supportive housing
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Dedicated team of Search and Care licensed social workers, care managers, and other professionals are in regular contact with older neighbors by phone and will continue to provide them with services that they need to remain at home as safely as possible during this public health crisis
      • Services remain available remotely
      • Connected to Meals on Wheels

Substance Use Programs in Upper East Side

There are no specific substance use service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Women's and Domestic Abuse Services in Upper East Side

  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
    331 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 744-5022

    • Services offered: Women's mental health shelter, permanent supportive housing, and older adult services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Women’s Mental Health Shelter and Casa Mutua supportive housing residence, along with Facilities and Operations teams, remain open and operational
      • Implemented stimulating collaborations with other Neighborhood House programs, including art, music and movement sessions with Visual and Performing Arts Teachers, English Language classes with the Adult Education team, cooking demonstrations with the Teaching Kitchen Chefs and much more.
      • Older adults in the CARE program continue to interact virtually with staff and volunteers who transitioned this vital program to online sessions at the onset of the pandemic to keep clients safe, engaged and socialized.
      • Two graduate students from Columbia University’s Occupational Therapy program have joined the Geriatric Care Management team, ‘visiting’ clients by telephone and Zoom. This semester-long program develops interventions for older adults to age safely in place by increasing independence in occupations and improving functional status for clients within their own homes.
      • Most of staff, including those in Legal Advocacy, Geriatric Care Management, Caregiver Program, Friendly Visiting, Early Childhood Center, the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and the Senior Center at Saint Peter’s Church, are working remotely and using technology to stay in contact with clients
      • Until further notice, headquarters at 331 East 70th Street, the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and the Senior Center at Saint Peter’s Church are closed to the public.
    • Additional information:
      • Free civil legal services to individuals, including those with disabilities

Citywide Non-Profit Organizations Offering Food Delivery and/or Mobile Markets

  • GetFoodNYC: a meal delivery program created by the City of New York to assist New Yorkers who are unable to access food themselves during COVID-19. 
    • Apply here by creating an account. Call 311 if you need help creating an account.
    • Intended for individuals and families affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria:
      • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
      • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
      • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (such as: Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and
      • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
    • Households may place an order once every two days.
    • Each order contains 4 meals per person in the household. No household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery.
  • City Harvest: Mobile markets are still operating throughout the city. Please click here to find a mobile market in your neighborhood.
  • CityMeals on Wheels: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers over 60 years old.
  • God’s Love We Deliver: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves.
    • Eligibility Requirements and Application Information here.
    • Require a Medical Provider to sign the application for services.
    • COVID-19 response updates
  • Invisible Hands Deliver: A program delivering groceries and other essential items to populations vulnerable to COVID-19.
    • To request a delivery, use the form online or call (732) 639-1579 to request a delivery via phone
  • GoGo: GoGo turns on demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that can be accessed and monitored without a smartphone. You can order take-out food and/or groceries with GoGoGourmet and GoGoGroceries (see below). You may also request special accessibility services through GoGoGrandparent, though you do not have to be a senior (just 18+ years of age). 
    • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
    • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: "Thanks for calling GoGo"
    • Step 3: 
      • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
      • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
      • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you're registered please give us a call to set these up).
      • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
      • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • Meals on Wheels America: Deliver meals to eligible Network of over 5,000 independently run local programs
    • Search for participating locations near you here. Requirements and eligibility vary from location to location. Some locations may also provide additional services, including pet food and medical supply delivery services.
  • GrowNYC Fresh Food Boxes: seasonal produce well below retail prices
    • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you (see bullets below)
    • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
    • Return the following week to pick up your share: 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce
    • All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks
    • SUSPENDED: Hunter College, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 1 Centre Street, and Department of Health.
    • OPEN (operating outdoors): 
      • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House: 70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
      • Project H.O.P.E.: 854 Hunts Point Avenue
      • Family Health Center of Harlem: Now operating at East Harlem Health Action Center (below)
      • East Harlem Health Action Center: 158 E 115th Street
      • Uptown Grand Central: Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
      • Montefiore: 871 Prospect Ave, Bronx (Friday's, 2-5pm)
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Mutual Aid Groups:** **Click here to find the closest mutual aid group to you:
    • Request help online or call the Mutual Aid NYC Hotline: 646-437-8080
  • GrowNYC Farmers Markets and Youthmarkets: offering seasonal, fresh produce, for New York City residents. Locate a market near you here; most accept EBT/SNAP and Health Bucks 
    • Deemed essential businesses, GrowNYC reconfigured 80+ food access sites to keep them open and safe for shoppers, producers, and staff. ​
    • Working with community partners to deliver free Fresh Food Boxes to low income New Yorkers who are undocumented, unemployed, or struggling in high need neighborhoods. 
    • Building out distance learning resources to continue to support educators and the general public as learning spaces move remote.
    • Many Greenmarket producers are offering a variety of ways to purchase their products, from allowing customers to pre-order and pick up at a market, to direct home delivery and shipping products from their online stores. All of that information is available in one place at GrowNYC Greenmarket Alternative Sales Directory 2020
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Common Pantry: Providing takeaway meals for hot breakfast and dinner programs
  • To sign up for the Nourish program, visit either our Manhattan or Bronx locations 
    • 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem
    • 1290 Hoe Avenue, Bronx
      • Thursday and Friday at 10AM-2PM
      • Saturday at 10AM-2PM
    • For additional questions about services contact NYCPServices@nycommonpantry.org
  • Farms That Are Delivering: A database of farms nation-wide that are delivering locally and across the country.** **
    • Meat, produce, and dairy that can be ordered for purchase and delivery online

Additional Resources for New Yorkers

Case Management Services

  • See hitesite to locate a Case Management Agency near you

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • SNAP provides food assistance for eligible New Yorkers. SNAP benefits can be used to purchase fresh produce and groceries at participating stores and online retailers.
  • All in-person Human Resource Administration (HRA) Appointments are CANCELLED.
  • All SNAP application and recertification interviews can now be done online/by phone.
  • Apply for SNAP online at www.nyc.gov/accesshra or by smart phone with the ACCESS HRA app. After you submit your application, complete your eligibility interview by calling 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669) anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • If you cannot get SNAP benefits quickly enough and need urgent help, please call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777. SNAP Application:
  • Apply online for SNAP here.
  • To locate a SNAP center near you click here. If you were already in the process of applying for SNAP:
  • Your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) case will stay open EVEN if you DO NOT….
    • Complete your eligibility interview in person if one was scheduled. You can still complete your eligibility interview by phone by calling 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669) anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
    • Submit your 6-month periodic report. Please submit all required documents through the ACCESS HRA app’s mobile document upload feature.
    • Meet the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) work requirements

Official SNAP Enrollment Centers in NYC - Human Resources Association (HRA)

There is at least one SNAP enrollment center location open in each of the five boroughs at this time. Please call rather than visiting: 

  • Bronx - Crotona S46*
    • 1910 Monterey Avenue, 5th Fl., Bronx, NY 10457
    • Phone: 929-252-7436 | Fax: 917-639-1107
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a children's area that does not provide supervision.
  • Brooklyn - Clinton Hill #67
    • 495 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238
    • Phone: 929-221-2809 | 929-221-1568
    • Fax: 917-639-2511 | HDU Fax: 718-639-7705
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Brooklyn - Coney Island #63
    • 3050 West 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
    • Phone: 929-221-3856 | 929-221-3867
    • Fax: 917-639-2515 | HDU Fax: 917-639-2516
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a children's area that does not provide supervision.
  • Manhattan - Waverly S19
    • 12 West 14th St, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10011
    • Phone: 212-352-2524 | Fax: 917-639-2504
    • Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Queens - Queens S53
    • 32-20 Northern Blvd., 2nd Fl., LIC, NY 11101
    • (Entrance on One Honeywell Street)
    • Phone: 718-784-6315 | Fax: 917-639-2492
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Staten Island - Richmond S99
    • 201 Bay Street, 2nd Fl., Staten Island, NY 10301
    • Phone: 718-390-6994 | Fax: 917-639-2537
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) offering assistance with SNAP applications  Many CBOs provide help completing SNAP applications and screening applicants for eligibility. 

  • They DO NOT provide interviews (the final step of the application process) - this is only done at the HRA locations listed above. 
  • Due to COVID-19, interviews may not be required or may be completed by phone. HRA will contact you if they need more information after you apply. For the Site Finder, enter your address and choose Site Type “Food Stamp Center” to find a CBO offering assistance with SNAP applications close to you.
  • It is difficult to confirm the status of these organizations, so please always contact them before visiting. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is continually reaching out to try to verify opening hours and temporary closures.
  • If you cannot go to a location, you can request reasonable accommodations (if you are working, elderly, or disabled; if you have problems with child care; if you have trouble traveling to a SNAP Center). Call HRA’s infoline at 718-557-1399 (free language translation services are available) or contact HRA online here. 

Retail store locations accepting SNAP in NYC: The SNAP Retailer Locator allows anyone to locate nearby SNAP-authorized retailers by entering a street address, city, and state, or zip code. Enter your starting location and select a retailer or map point to get details and directions.

Online retailers accepting SNAP in NYC:

  • Amazon
    • Add your SNAP EBT card here.
    • Amazon Restaurants is not currently operating
    • Amazon Fresh inventory and delivery may sometimes be unavailable; confirmation is available only at online checkout
    • Prime Now, Amazon Fresh, and Whole Foods Market are still delivering. Delivery customers always have the option to select “unattended delivery” (if no alcohol in order) during checkout if they prefer not to come into contact with others.
    • Check coronavirus updates here.
  • ShopRite
    • Do not accept EBT for delivery, just for pick up orders.
    • Still delivering
    • Implemented “drop at your door” service for delivery orders. Your driver will call or text you when they are on their way to make your delivery and your groceries will be left at your door unattended. (Provide your mobile phone number in the Delivery Instructions field at checkout when placing delivery orders.) Note, payment options may have changed to accommodate this service. *SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. 

Health Bucks Health Bucks is a coupon program that is run by the City of New York for individuals who receive SNAP benefits, to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. Health Bucks can be used at any NYC Farmers Market that accepts SNAP benefits. 

  • You MUST be a SNAP recipient to be eligible for Health Bucks.
  • For every $5 you spend at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can automatically and immediately get $2 in Health Bucks
  • Pharmacy to Farm Prescription program
    • Receive $30 in Health Bucks when you fill your prescription for blood pressure medication at select pharmacies in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
    • Sign up at any pharmacy listed below:
      • Brooklyn
        • Brooklyn Center Pharmacy at 104 Dekalb Ave., 11201 in Downtown Brooklyn
        • Myrtle Drug Care at 355 Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
        • Park Drugs at 801 Nostrand Ave., 11225 in Crown Heights
        • Whitman Pharmacy at 329A Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
      • Manhattan
        • Drug Mart II at 4873 Broadway, 10034 in Inwood
        • Dyckman Pharmacy at 199 Dyckman St, 10040 in Inwood
        • Nagle Pharmacy at 210 Nagle Ave., 10034 in Inwood
        • New Amsterdam Drug Mart at 698 Amsterdam Ave., 10025 on the Upper West Side
        • New London Pharmacy at 246 8th Ave., 10011 in Chelsea
        • New York City Pharmacy at 206 1st Ave., 10009 in East Village
        • Quick RX UWS at 909 Columbus Ave., 10025 in Upper West Side
      • Queens
        • Image Heights Pharmacy at 7501 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Jannat Pharmacy at 7203 35th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Nueva Vida Pharmacy at 81-25 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Superior Pharmacy at 80-05 Roosevelt Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC provides nutrition for eligible pregnant and postpartum women and children. Fathers and caregivers can also apply for their children.

  • Normally WIC applicants must apply in person, but most centers are now working via phone.
  • Determine if you are eligible for WIC here
  • You do NOT need to be a US citizen to receive WIC
  • If applicants have all necessary documents, WIC benefits are effective immediately after application
  • Locate a WIC center near you here or call 1-800-522-5006
    • Those applying can make an appointment by calling one of the centers closest to them.
    • Remote services available only
  • For more information on WIC see the New York State Department of Health WIC website

Organizations Providing WIC Services close to Upper East Side (Please call rather than visiting)

  • East Side WIC Metropolitan Hospital
    1901 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 423-7395

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • New clients can sign up over the phone but must pick up their card in person
    • Hours:
      • Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8AM–5PM
      • Tuesday, 7:30AM–5PM
      • Wednesday, 8AM–6PM
      • 3rd Saturday, 8:30AM– 3:30PM

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