Citi Field, 12301 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368
I must say that the Shake Shack at the home of the Mets doesn’t quite replicate the experience of the original Shake Shack. Though both places, you wait in a long line for your burgers. Zing! Here, the wait clocked in at about 35 minutes. Standard.
I paid around $16 for the double Shackburger and a shake. Yikes. Though it’s Major League Baseball, so what can you expect? I have fond memories of a nearly $10 hot dog from years and years ago.
I guess this is going to turn into an article on how Shake Shack Flushing is different from Shake Shack Flatiron. The orders come out much faster (no buzzer doodad), and I couldn’t request onions with the burger though later I realized I should have checked out the condiments stand for possible onion treasures. The edges of the beef patty were burnt, but the double is definitely substantial and heavy (nixed fries since I’m not too into the crinkle cut). McRae and I had to sometimes take breaks in between burger bites.
Here’s the new part of the review: the shake. Since I’d never sipped a Shake Shack shake (say that ten times fast), I was looking forward to the experience. The Citi Field SS has only vanilla and black and white shakes. the latter being I guess half chocolate and half vanilla. Do you want to consume a week’s worth of sugar in one cup? Then the shake is for you! Wow, that was sweet overload. I lamented that strawberry shakes were absent from the menu and joked that there were only 1.5 choices since vanilla is part of the black and white. Maybe I should have ordered vanilla though it could have been just as sweet. Kora agreed with me regarding the shake sweetness. At least it wasn’t runny.
Let’s go Mets!