DATE OF VISIT: 1/04/18
ADDRESS: Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011 (Two locations in Manhattan)
GENRE: American – Burgers & Shakes
AFFORDABILITY: Pretty decently priced. $6.50 shakes in NYC are pretty good considering its Manhattan. Though the Boozy shakes do seem expensive when you compare it to a regular shake, given that they are smaller than regular shakes with just a shot of alcohol in them. The Chelsea Market location does have a “Chelsea Combo” you can take advantage of as well.
VENUE: It’s an open-air restaurant in Chelsea Market with a classic diner feel. There are standing tables, bar seating, high tables, and regular tables. It’s a nice venue in Chelsea Market, but probably fills up quickly during peak hours.
From my experience and observations, the restaurant seemed LGBTQ+ and POC friendly.
GENERAL: Creamline prides itself on being locally sourced and all-natural with their burgers, fries, and shakes. My friends and I only ordered the shakes, and it’s pretty cool because they have some alcohol infused shakes aka Boozy Shakes.
THE FOOD: I ordered the 16 oz. Two-Cookies Shake. The two cookies seemed to be crushed Oreos and crushed wafer-type cookies. The milkshake was absolutely delicious – nice and creamy. I definitely do recommend. Do it was frustrating that the cookie pieces got way too big for the straws towards the end (ended up just scooping them out with the straw, which was delicious).
My friends ordered the Honey Nut Boozy Shake. Unfortunately, they were out of Amaretto (it was a Thursday late afternoon… I guess they sold out but slightly disappointing nonetheless) and they replaced the Amaretto with some other liquor. My friends said it was strong, but probably would have tasted better with the Amaretto. The boozy shake idea is a cool concept though and it’s priced the same or cheaper than a lot of NYC cocktails so can’t really complain too much about the almost $13 price. You can do custom combinations too (one side of the restaurant is literally a bar with milkshake offerings). Plus it comes in a nice cup (that’s actually plastic). That was both unexpected and cool. Shame it’s smaller than a regular shake though.
ACCOMODATIONS: They have vegetarian burger options.
OVERALL: Overall, I definitely recommend! If you’re in Chelsea Market, a shake plus some mini-doughnuts from the Doughnuttery make perfect desserts. You definitely will not be disappointed with the creaminess! And of course, the Boozy Shake concept is pretty cool!