What are these simple foods? If you want to be full Dorian, all you need is peanut butter, oatmeal, rice, eggs, milk, protein powder, milk, frozen broccoli, bananas, frozen chicken breasts, frozen ground beef or turkey, and spices and seasonings. This might cost you 100 plus bucks upfront, but upkeep wise probably 70 a week. The key is to find a meal routine that you can keep and rotate.
To keep this on topic, generally most folks you see walking around in NYC don’t actually live in Manhattan. A carton of milk may be $6 at the corner deli in the city but the one at home in their fridge they bought at the local grocery store for $3 like everyone else.Yeah, some of the foods you listed. You realize they eat between 6000-8000 calories a day right during off season right?
The trade off for being in Manhattan is you don’t need a car to do anything, you can have unlimited chicks come back to your place, and anything you could ever want is outsourced. Laundry and meal services are everywhere. My old coworker put me on to hello fresh when it first became a thing.
This guy bought his condo uptown Manhattan about 20 years ago for $250K. He since built a house out in the burbs & rents it out now. It’s worth 900K today and he’s getting 3K a month in rent.