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.
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.
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.
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