Shake Shack. Location: Madison Square Park. 23rd St. and Madison Ave. Scene: Outdoors. Picnic. Counter-Service. Food: Burgers. Hot Dogs. Frozen Custard. Shakes. Cheese Fries.
- Shack Burger: American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, ShackSauce (above).
- Black and White Shake: Mix of Chocolate and Vanilla Hand-Spun.
- The Concrete Jungle: Vanilla Custard, Hot Fudge, Bananas, Peanut Butter.
If you’ve ever heard talk about “that awesome burger place in New York City that always has a loooong line,” it is about Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack. People go nuts over these burgers that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. Truly, there is nothing too fancy about these little guys, and it’s just the pure simplicity that keeps people coming back. The potato bun is soft, toasted in butter and never soggy while the meat is tender and cooked medium –unless otherwise requested. Medium rare fans, do not worry it works! The crinkled fries take you back to your elementary school cafeteria days, and the shakes and frozen custard concretes are divine! You can choose from already crafted concretes or create your own with toppings such as: chocolate toffee, chocolate truffle cookie dough and hot caramel sauce. The line may look overwhelming at times, but once you order, your buzzer erupts immediately. The fact that Shake Shack is located in a beautiful green park full of trees, grass and art in the middle of bustling Manhattan, makes this an unforgettable experience!
***Tip: There is a shorter “B-Line” for those just ordering custards and concretes (not shakes though). Be sure to check out the custard flavors of the day which rotate monthly. Chekmark Eats favorites have included: Red Velvet and PB&J.
***Additional Locations: Six in New York City (Grand Central Station and Brooklyn coming soon)! Also in Miami, DC, CT, Dubai and Kuwait.