We all hate looking at our student IDs. We cringe at its poor quality and avoid looking at our baby faces from freshmen year. Fortunately, they can actually come in handy. At these three spots right near Baruch College, you can use your once dreadful student ID card to get student discounts on some great food and drinks. 

But if you're looking for a great place to eat good food and save some money, then all you have to do is show your student ID at checkout (while you hope silently to yourself the cashier doesn't look too close at your freshman year baby face) and instantly save 10% on your total order!

Any college student can relate to the struggles of paying for college expenses. For example, buying overpriced textbooks, spending way too much money on food, and eating way too many ramen noodles. 

If you're anything like me, you've tried bringing some home-made sandwiches to school or buying a cup of coffee to hold over your appetite--all in the hopes you can save some money by not buying food.

But if you're looking for a great place to eat good food and save some money, then all you have to do is show your student ID at checkout, (while you hope silently to yourself the cashier doesn't look too close) and instantly save 10% on your total order!

The rule is simple: buy whatever you want, show them your card, and boom--money saved. Here are the best spots near Baruch to fill your cravings and be money savvy.

1. COCO TEA AND JUICE

Joanna Cosentino

Coco is one of the best spots for all your tea and bubble tea needs, whether you want classic milk teas, fresh teas, tea lattes, or fruit tea, Coco has all the options you could imagine. All you have to do to get that 10% student discount off your beverage is just show the cashier your Baruch ID during your purchase! 

2. SMILE TO GO 

Joanna Cosentino

Just a couple of feet away from Coco is the quaint but oh-so-satisfying Al Horno. Serving not only the best authentic Mexican food but also the best vegetarian and build-your-own-bowl options, it's a must-try. If you want to grab a smoothie, shake, salad, or some delicious desserts, this is the place to go. And again, just whip out that student ID to get 10% off your entire purchase

If you're looking for an aesthetic place to grab a healthy sandwich or brunch with your friends, you've found the perfect place. It's a great spot to sit down and enjoy a nice meal and the serene decor of Smile To Go. If you're looking to save some money on this quality food, all you have to do is show the cashier your precious ID, and 10% is instantly saved off your purchase. 

3.AL HORNO

Just a couple of feet away from Coco is the quaint but oh-so-satisfying Al Horno. Serving not only the best authentic Mexican food but also the best vegetarian and build your bowl options, it's a must-try. If you want to grab a smoothie or a shake, a salad, or some delicious desserts, this is the place to go. And again, just whip out that student ID to get 10% off your entire purchase!

We're all looking to save a little here and there, yet none of us want to compromise our food cravings. But there's no need to compromise what you want because near Baruch you can eat what you want, while still alleviating that financial burden--all thanks to the luxury of student discount spots.