I’ve been fortunate enough to try Shake Shack in Citi Field (the new Mets stadium) a few times. Everyone always seemed a little disappointed by the menu options, however, I had never been to the original in Madison Square Park, so I was none the wiser.
The original is located in the park at the corner of Madison Ave and 23rd Street. It has a line so long that there is an online streaming video camera set up so you can determine if it’s even worth showing up! I have never braved the line before, however, one cold wintery day, my coworker and I decided to take advantage of the short line and make a go of it. Boy was it worth it!
She recommended I order the Shake Stack, which is a Shake Shack cheeseburger with their Shroom Burger on top (crispy portobello FILLED with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses with lettuce, tomato, and Shack Sauce. It was one big (and tasty!) burger. We also got a chocolate peanut butter malt and decided to forego the fries. Oh was that heavenly!
Overall, I’d even wait on line for this thing if I want to be indulgent! Though I’m sure it’s a heart attack and a half!
Total Nom Points: 7 out of 10