"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."
Student Life


Locally & Organically Sourced

Food for a Better Life

Flik Independent School Dining, the leader in independent school dining, provides the Friends community with wholesome nutritious meals, prepared fresh from fresh ingredients, every school day. By providing wholesome nutritious meals in conjunction with nutrition education, our cafeteria equips students and faculty with the tools they need to live a happy, healthy life. 
  • Friends is Three Star Green Restaurant Certified.

  • Menus are created on your campus, specifically designed for Friends Seminary community’s needs and every effort is made to accommodate individual special dietary concerns.

  • We prepare our foods from whole, fresh ingredients; limiting the use of processed foods and avoiding products containing artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and high levels of sodium.

  • Our salad bar items are prepared fresh on the premises. A selection of house-made dressings and low fat yogurts are available daily. Our salad bar also features at least one whole grain salad every day.

  • We use minimal amounts of fat in food preparations. We primarily use olive and canola oils.

  • 100% fruit juice, low-fat milk and water are available daily.

  • We feature organic, local and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables as availability and pricing allow. Local farmers practicing sustainable farming methods are utilized whenever possible.

  • We use china and stainless steel flatware to reduce paper and plastic consumption.

Friends Seminary's Cafeteria is certified "Green"
by the Green Restaurant Association.


To view the school lunch menu, click here.

Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034