Weekday lunches and dinners bring a couple of choices at that rock-bottom price point. The rotating selection includes BBQ rib tips, creamed spinach, and rice with red beans (above) and baked chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and black-eyed peas with rice (below). A few more plates will set you back $4, $5, or a princely $6 for the Friday fish-and-shrimp special; weekday breakfasts run $3 and $4. The sparingly decorated but well-kept dining room, inside the Salvation Army Harlem Temple, is open to all. Some eat in, some take theirs to go.
The Jireh Meal Ministry
Inside the Salvation Army Harlem Temple, 540 Lenox Ave. (137th-138th Sts.), Manhattan
Monday to Friday, 7:30-10:00, 12:00-2:00, 6:00-8:00