Friday, 27 September 2013

New York - Shake Shack, Madison Square Park

Shake Shack Madison Square Park
Shake Shack at night
So somewhere that Katie kept going on about that we had to try was Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. I think she was excited by the hype that surrounds the one that recently opened in Covent Garden which apparently always has a massive queue -  haven't seen that though... I have been in completely the wrong country. So, we had to try out the original while were in New York, obviously.

Shake Shack Madison Square Park
We headed there to finish off our day of eating and drinking, and I'm glad we went at night, it was far prettier than when we walked past during the day later in our stay. I loved all the fairy lights! When we arrived they were also deconstructing a Sleepy Hollow village, put up to promote the new Sleepy Hollow TV series, I will be watching that! Given mine and Katie's love of the film, we were a bit sad to have missed it... oh well!
Shake Shack originates from  hot dog stand which always had a long queue, hence permission was granted for a permanent food kiosk in the park, and it has all grown from there!
Shake Shack Madison Square Park
Waiting to pick up food
The fun thing is the webcam, so you can watch as the queue forms and see everyone eating away under the twinkling lights. I'm looking at it now while writing this, and it's midday in New York; the queue is massive. I'm glad I didn't have to wait that long when we went. I chose the SmokeShack burger, so a cheeseburger topped with bacon, ShackSauce and sliced cherry pepper which gave it a sweet but spicy kick, and a side of fries. Katie went double on the standard ShackBurger and we both washed it down with fresh Shack-made lemonade, lovely.
Shake Shack SmokeShack Bacon Burger, fries and lemonade
The SmokeShack and lemonade
Shake Shack SmokeShack Bacon Burger and fries
Close up!
Relatively cheap, easy to eat and 'take-away', I have missed easy food like this over the past year in Cannes where you would struggle so much to find anywhere that sells food on the go. Oh, and at the airport on the flight back we gave their milkshakes a go. I had strawberry (yummy) and Katie had black and white (which tasted like oreos), so if you can be bothered to join the queue in Covent Garden or live closer to some of the more 'crowd-controlled' Shake Shacks in the States, head on down!

1 comment :

  1. Charlotte, thanks so much for visiting Shake Shack on your vacation to NYC this summer! With all the awesome places to see and eat at in the city, we're thrilled you made time for us (twice).

    Our team can't wait to see you again on your next trip!

    Brandy, Shake Shack


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