In order to keep focus and productivity up during your session, it is important to remember to hydrate and nourish the participants.
For short sessions -between three and five hours- it is recommended to bring small snacks, fruits and vegetables.
For sessions longer than five hours, a small meal break is recommended.
If all participate in the break, the meal time is discounted from the studio time up to thirty minutes per five hours.
While there are plenty of delivery options, a short walk to a nearby restaurant can be arranged.
We have foldable tables and chairs that we can take out to a space in the hallway.
If the session allows, we can also eat inside the studio.
As a courtesy, we usually have: a room-temperature water filter, an assortment of teas, a water heater, a coffee grinder/maker (staff-operated upon request), paper cups, paper towels, sugar, and powdered coffee creamer.

Some of the nearby, frequently favored, food options: Cafe 23 (coffee & pastries), Brothers Taverna (Mediterranean), Hong Kong House (Chinese Take Out),
Alba's Pizza & Restaurant (Pizza and Italian restaurant), Martha's Bakery (coffee & pastries), Mediterranean Foods SupermarketSakura (Japanese), HinoMaru Ramen, , Los Amigos Restaurant (Authentic Mexican)


Address: 37-20 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 606-1934
Hours: 7AM–12AM

Sal, Kris & Charlie's Deli
Sandwich Shop
No-frills, old-fashioned counter known for oversized Italian-style subs, plus basic groceries.
Address: 33-12 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105  Phone: (718) 278-9240 Hours:  5:30AM–8PM
Please call the Deli to verify form of payment. As far as we know, they only accept cash and they do not deliver. Menu

Trade Fair Supermarket

If you want to buy your own bread, condiments and cold cuts you can go to Trade Fair.  They also have vegetables to make your own salad. International food store open round-the-clock, with a butcher, deli, bakery, produce,  a salad bar, and a wide selection of beers.
Address: 37-11 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105 - Phone: (718) 274-1085 - HoursOpen today · Open 24 hours