Accommodations, Travel, Meals


Gratz College does not have housing available on campus, however a number of options are available. 


Gratz College is located at
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

The campus is located about 30 minutes outside of Center City Philadelphia by car or train. We encourage you to enjoy the city of Philadelphia during Summer Institute. Some visitor tips can be found here. The Melrose Park area also offers some attactions close to campus.


  • Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be provided daily during the July 12-17 week.
  • There are a number of local restaurants and food options to explore.
  • Box lunches will be provided for those who wish to dine on campus.
  • All food provided by Gratz College is Kosher. If you have questions about supervision, please contact us.
  • Students are welcome to purchase and eat dairy and vegetarian foods on campus. A student lounge is available with a fridge and microwave.

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Restaurants and Eating Options


A variety of restaurants are located within walking distance and a mile or two from Gratz College. Menus and assistance will be provided for those who wish to have lunch delivered to campus.

Marco Polo – Casual Italian (staff pick)

Szechuan Mandarin- Chinese

Dubu: Korean

Sang Kee – Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Subway - sandwiches

Clover Cafe- Coffee, Tea, Ice Cream (staff pick)

Elkins Perk – Coffee shop

Rolings Bakery – Kosher bakery

Goat House Creamery - Ice Cream, Coffee and Crepes

Rose Petals Cafe - breakfast / brunch / lunch (staff pick)

Curds & Whey - breakfast/ brunch/ lunch

First Watch- breakfast, bruch

Marzano Ristorante– Italian

Keep- modern American

Drake Tavern – American bar

West Avenue Grille – American

Starbucks - coffee

ACME - grocery (Kosher options)

Whole Foods - grocery

Jules Thin Crust- pizza (staff pick)

Upper Crust Pizza - pizza

WAWA – coffee, hoagies and fuel

Espresso Café and Sushi Bar – Kosher dairy

Judah Mediterranean Grill – Kosher meat

Panera Bread –sandwiches and salads

Kitchen Bar – restaurant café

Senor Salsa – Mexican

Bernie's – casual dining, outside seating available (staff pick)

GIANT – In-store supervised Kosher Rotisserie & Deli, Upper Moreland location only

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