Final lunch in NYC before we headed to the airport for our early evening flight home. I'm really not a fan of airline food and so wanted to grab some lunch before we got to the airport. Husband loves airline food and so wasn't too bothered about grabbing any food, he agreed as he knows that if I don't like the airline meal then I'll starve on the 9 hour flight!
I'd wanted to try Shake Shack since arriving in NY, and finally got the chance for lunch on our last day. We were passing by Grand Central on our way back to our hotel to pick up our luggage and so decided to grab a quick burger from Shake Shack.
We each had a Shack Burger, we shared a portion of fries, and we got a regular soda each - diet cokes. Bill was around $18.
I liked that they give you the buzzer machine thingy to go get your food when it's ready. We found a spot to sit and I decided to go wait at the counter for our food as it was so busy it would take me a few minutes to navigate through the crowds each way. It's a good job I did wait by the counter as my buzzer didn't go off but they called my number. Not sure how long our food would have sat there going cold had I not been there to hear my number.
The burger was excellent, I'd say cooked to medium which was delicious. The portion of fries was absolutely huge and easily fed the two of us, had I had a portion to myself I'd have probably let about 3/4 of them. Unfortunately the fries didn't taste all that great, a bit overcooked I'd say. The soda wasn't mixed correctly and tasted flat and funny, also the cup was filled to the brim with ice and so there was actually hardly any soda in the cup at all, I was actually still really thirsty afterwards as I'd only had a small amount of drink.
I'd go back on the strength of the burger alone. I'd probably just share fries with my husband again as I certainly wouldn't want a lot of them. And I'd ask for my soda without ice, or maybe get a beer instead. I'd also like to try their shakes too.
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