New York City is known for many things, but of one is the amazing burger house/shack called Shake Shack. They have many branches, but the original started in Madison Square Park on 23rd street and the other that I’ve personally been to is the one on 77th street near Central Park, which is indoor.
Okay, they are so…….. good! You know, I don’t even know how to describe how good they are. And their cheese fries and milkshakes are just… (speechless). They are decently priced and if you eat at the one in the park, it’s just so lovely. But be prepared to wait especially long since every time I go, the lines are extremely long. That doesn’t mean though that the food isn’t worth it at all! Everything will be worth the wait for these goodies.
Here are the pictures. I think they’ll speak for themselves :)
I personally love the Shack burger!
Tea gives you a sense of tranquility, being, and healthiness. I’m drinking tea much more than usual and days when I’m feeling icky and coffee is much too strong for my like, I resort to a hot cup of Tropical Green Tea or a Pomegranate Oolong Tea.
These are currently my two favorite teas! Harney & Sons have amazing quality tea, and what I mean by that in my sense of amateur tea-tasting is that 1) the texture of the tea does not leave a bitter taste, 2) the combination of tropical fruits and green tea, or the combination of the pomegranate and oolong is just superb, 3) the smell is delicious and so completely refreshening!
I go for the Pomegranate oolong whenever I’ve eaten oily or heavy food. Oolong does that job of breaking down the oils and helping you digest better. The tropical green tea is just, the smell is so fruity and fresh that you’ll want to grab for it several times a day!
I am a complete coffee lover, but even I would want a nice storage of quality tea that I can brew up any time I’m in the mood— which is quite often nowadays.
Why not take a break from the heavy coffee and try so refreshening tea? xx
SOHO & Greenwich/WEST VILLAGE
Started out on Avenue of Americas to visit C.O. Bigleow, a Greenwich apothecary drugstore that sells anything from beauty products, perfumes, hair products, houseware like candles and tablecloths, real pharmaceutical essentials, and tinklings of jewelry and other miscellanies. It’s a nice drop-by place to pick up what you need and maybe try out new products. What’s catchy about this “drugstore” is that it looks vintage and effortless, but with hidden fineries and high-end products, mixed in with affordable things.
Then I thought, let’s just straddle along mindlessly on the streets of Greenwich village. Walked by boutiques, small space for ten people restaurants, and other gems in this town.
As I walked around, I made a mental note of places I’d like to visit again, especially the restaurants.
My final stop was in SOHO, where all the big brands are positioned all down Broadway. It really is a shopping gem in SOHO! But, what I wanted to get was the famous Rice to Riches rice pudding on Spring St. (That’s me walking back from an all-too-happy purchase!)
They are divine! If you haven’t tried them, you are missing out on way too much. The store’s interior is catchy and definitely reflective of the crazy, vibrant, modernity of Soho with funny signs about weight gain and dieting.
They have about twenty selections of different rice puddings, with an option of several toppings all in four sizes of which after the smallest size you can get a combination of flavors in one platter. Oh, have I mentioned the awesome cool packaging of their puddings and spoon?
My all-time favorites are Understanding Vanilla and I Gotta the Panna Cotta, of which I get in the epic size. They are actually a bit pricey but they take awhile to finish so it’ll be worth it.