Thursday, April 22, 2010

Splurge: Milkshake Edition

According to Wikipedia, a milkshake is defined as a sweet, cold beverage, which is made from milk, ice cream, or iced milk, and flavorings such as syrup or chocolate sauce. Milkshakes are usually served in a tall glass with a straw, whipped cream and a cherry.

The Brooklyn Bitches would define a milkshake as heaven in a glass. Not meant to be shared, and served in a variety of glass vessels.

Quite simply, Bitches love milkshakes. And unfortunately, we’re not usually willing to share. However, we find that those offered at most local fast food establishments (Burger King and Dairy Queen among the many), just aren’t up to snuff. Sadly, if it’s not on the dollar menu, it doesn’t fit into our budget, but we find that milkshakes are not a delicacy to skimp on.

The next time you’re in the mood for something to slurp (with a few extra dollars in your wallet), check out some of our favorites:

  1. Shake Shack
11 Madison Ave and 23rd St
We recommend:  The classic Black & White shake
The damage? $5.25 (and worth every penny. Add 50 cents to make it a malt)

  1. Brgr (winner of NY Mag’s Best Milkshake in NYC)
287 7th Ave and 26th St
We recommend:  Strawberry shake
The damage? $5.50

  1. Stand
24 E 12th St and 5th Ave
We recommend:  The Toasted marshmallow shake (“heaven in a glass”)
The damage? $7

  1. Jimmy’s Diner
577 Union Ave, Brooklyn
We recommend: the Caramel malted
The damage? $5

  1. Tom’s Restaurant (yes, the one from Seinfeld)
2880 Broadway
We recommend: The Giant Black & White Shake
The damage? $4.65

  1. Big Daddy’s Diner
239 Park Ave South and 19th St
We recommend:  Holier Coolie Banana Split Smoothie (chocolate shake with bananas, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream)
The damage? $5.96

  1. Lexington Candy Shop
1226 Lexington Ave
We recommend:  Vanilla shake
The damage? $8

  1. Ray’s Deli
Ave A and 7th St (order at the take-out sindow on the street side, with the hadwritten sign that advertises shakes, malts, and egg creams)
We recommend:  Chocolate shake
The damage? $4.50

  1. Skylight Diner
402 W 34th St and 9th Ave
We recommend:  Vanilla Milkshake
The damage? $3.95

  1. Little Pie Company
424 W 43rd St and 9th Ave
We recommend:  Chocolate Milkshake
The damage? $6.50

Got a favorite that’s not on our list? We’d love to hear it! Email us at, or Tweet us @bbonabudget.


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