new york, food journal, day six

You might have noticed that I’ve skipped from day four to day six. The reason for this is that day five was a FOOD DISASTER. We ate on Ellis island from their one and only cafe so it was bog standard canteen fodder and in the evening we went for Chinese at Wo Hop in Chinatown and I couldn’t even bring myself to discuss it. It was shite; let’s just leave it at that.  

We did however manage to redeem the day somewhat by finishing it with Eileen’s Special Cheesecake – a must visit in New York.



So, to day six, our final day. <insert all the sad faces here>

Firstly, all week we got our coffee from FIKA on Lexington every morning before facing the world. It’s the first time I’ve had decaf coffee that actually tastes like real coffee so I’ve brought some beans home to recreate my FIKA mornings at home. I feel they need a special mention; the boyfriend brought home their ‘Brew’ beans too.


Turns out we saved one of the best til last. I wanted a dirty burger, fast food style, nothing gourmet or frills or fancy.

After a morning in the (freezing cold) American Museum of Natural History we headed round the corner to Shake Shack. After much research before we arrived, Shake Shack kept topping the lists of best burgers.


Shake Shack started out as a burger, hot dog and shake stand in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength and restaurants can now be found all over the city and the world (so far, including London which is good news for all GB readers!)

I chose the original ShackBurger and went for double patties, accompanied by cheese fries.


It was so good, I never wanted it to end. Everything about it was perfect and I couldn’t get enough of the naughty cheese sauce over the fries.


The burgers are just cooked medium, on the cusp of med-rare and served with lettuce, tomato and ShakeSauce.


As they are cooked to order, you get given a pager to collect when they’re ready – great idea.

With the arrival of Five Guys in Brighton, perhaps we can be hopeful of Shake Shack arriving on our shores soon.

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, 17 Cleveland Place, New York

FIKA, 1331 Lexington Avenue, New York 

Shake Shack, 366 Columbus Avenue, New York

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