We’ve all seen the Instas. We’ve heard our friends detail their Black Tap experience and we’ve all been jelly. Here’s the thing, folks: Waiting on line for 2 hours just feels wrong. NYC is a big place and there are other amazing (if not better) milkshakes to devour. Start crossing these bad boys off your list. Maybe by then, Black Tap won’t be cool anymore and the line won’t be balls-to-the-wall long.
1. The Burgary
Can you say ‘shake goals?’ Damn.
Ummm, hi. This is technically an Oreo frappe lined with Nutella, but we’re gonna call it a milkshake. It’s definitely not as healthy as these milkshakes, but still.
3. Melt Shop
This place has my two favorite things in one place: grilled cheese AND milkshakes.
Let me introduce to you the ginger-curry milkshake. What the what?
It’s like a damn carnival in your mouth. That’s right folks, this is a cotton candy milkshake. P.S., cotton candy grapes are a thing?
6. Harlem Shake
Hi there, red velvet milkshake. My name is Gilly and I’m gonna destroy you.
BareBurger is super-duper good because it’s organic ‘n shiz. Why not top of your healthy meal with a ridiculously tasty milkshake?
This piña-colada milkshake comes complete with booze. Party time, excellent.
This is called a pie shake and it is, wait for it, le-gen-dairy. Get it? I said dairy.
I’m straight-up mesmerized by all of these pastels. I want them all and I want them now.
11. Brooklyn Farmacy
Such sprinkles. Much vanilla. Very wow. Doge-approved.
12. Shake Shack
I’m like hey, what’s up, hello. Getting food? Hack the menu with these tips.
13. Steak ‘N Shake
Oreo and red velvet came together to make this delicious milkshake baby.
I can’t guarantee that you will get a candle on your milkshake, but I can guarantee that you’re gonna devour it.
Morgenstern’s naturally had an ice cream dedicated to Kanye West, so it’s safe to say that they know what’s up. This is called the ‘Young Metro,’ which is reason to buy it alone.
You (yes YOU) can even get a delicious chocolate-coconut milkshake from a freakin’ Nespresso Boutique.
Fancy toppings are great and all but at the end of the day, a plain chocolate or vanilla milkshake is where it’s at.