On a beautiful Spring day, what is better than enjoying a burger and a shake in a lush green park? That’s what being American is all about right? Well, on a perfect Spring day in New York I spent the afternoon in gorgeous Madison Square Park enjoying Shake Shack.
If you live in New York, you are damn lucky to have such an awesome lunch location as Shake Shack. Yes, the line is long. But it is worth the wait and honestly the wait isn’t so bad given the wonderful and lively park setting around you. *
The burger is perfectly charred and juicy with a sweet soft bun. The fries are crispy, not too oily with just the right amount of salt. Now getting to the good stuff…
Shake Shack offers shakes, cones, and concretes (think Dairy queen blizzards – dense frozen blends). With so many ice cream options it was hard to choose, but I went with a classic and got a vanilla shake. Some say boring, I say tried, true and delicious. The shake was thick while remaining drinkable and it was sweet, smooth and satisfying. Should I have ordered a cone, a sundae and a concrete to boot? Yes I should have, but I’ll have to save that for next time. Until then this will be the shake I hold all other shakes up to.
* On our visit we were lucky enough to get to experience the limited time Eat Madison Square Park, which was a mini festival of some of New York’s finest eateries. While waiting in line, R was able to check out Eat Madison Square Park and he brought back some Asia Dog while we waited to order our Shake Shack (yes we are pigs). If you live in NY go check it out, it lasts until June 3rd and offers some amazing eats.
Where: Southwest corner of Madison Square Park
Madison Ave and east 23rd st.
When: 11am -11pm
Why: The perfectly cooked burger is well worth the long wait. Bonus- just want one of their incredible shakes, or a cone, or a concrete jump in line B for a shorter wait!