Living in New York City is no joke. Unless you look in my bank account, you’re allowed to laugh this one time. Everything is more expensive here (for no good reason, either). The most basic of household goods will have you looking at your Target receipt thinking that you just dropped a dime on whichever designer-of-the-month is popping.
Let me tell you, you’ve never experienced pure joy until your friend lets you borrow their EBT card so your broke ass can get some groceries. This is the part when you to the heavens and thank Jesus, Buddha, Allah — all them — because you can get a meal.
But in case this doesn’t happen to you, here are five places to eat in NYC when you’re broke.