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The Original Shake Shack Location at Madison Square Park

I took a quick trip to New York in April for a concert, and one of the first things I did was to go eat at Shake Shack at Madison Square Park. This is the original and first Shake Shack, and it was such a thrill to make the pilgrimage to this location. It’s no longer a hot dog cart, but it’s still the OG!

Shake Shack's original location in Madison Square Park, New York | NH Food & Restaurant Photographer

It was unusually hot that day in mid-April, with temperatures topping out near 85 or 90. While New Hampshire was still gray and gloomy, New York was budding with flowers and leaves! It was so exciting to see some early spring color for these tired eyes.

Shake Shack's original location in Madison Square Park, New York | NH Food & Restaurant Photographer

While in midtown Manhattan, I felt like there was a Shake Shack peeking out of every corner at me. They were everywhere! What must it be like to live like that? I could seriously see myself living in a city where you can just walk around and there’s restaurants everywhere. Literally everywhere. It would be quite a change from New Hampshire life!

First Time Trying the ShackMeister Ale

Shake Shack's original location in Madison Square Park, New York | NH Food & Restaurant Photographer

Here I got to try the ShackMeister® Ale which I’d never had before. It’s made by Brooklyn Brewery and was created just for Shake Shack. What a perfect treat on a hot afternoon. And here in New York, they had the little wooden forks for the cheese fries which they never have in any of the Massachusetts locations. It’s the attention to detail that does it for me!

Shake Shack's original location in Madison Square Park, New York | NH Food & Restaurant Photographer

What a lovely afternoon in New York, enjoying the warm spring weather and some delicious Shake Shack at the original location in Madison Square Park. The time is always right for some Shake Shack!


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Photographer Erika Follansbee of Parker Street Food & Travel

New Hampshire Food Photography

Erika Follansbee is a published Goffstown, NH food photographer whose job is to make food look amazing. She is available for hire to help small restaurants and cafes to create beautiful images of their dishes to use for marketing, websites, and social media. Magazine-quality food images are the best form of advertisement.

Erika is also a wedding photographer. Visit www.erikafollansbee.com for more information.


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