The Diner Diary: Black Tap’s Insane Milkshakes

Seeing that I’m stranded in NYC (shout out to my cousin for letting me stay at her place a few extra days), I felt as if I should probably put my extra time to good use and share my latest New York adventure.

Despite the chilly January weather, my fellow HGTV intern Katie and I were determined to try the “insane” “delicious” milkshakes that were making waves on everybody’s newsfeeds.

So we set out atย 6 P.M. after work on a Thursday to see what the Milkshake gods had in store for us. Apparently, we didn’t plan very well, and we didn’t know that Black Tap has two locations for their designer milkshakes. Our first stop was their Soho location (the original Black Tap). But after quickly learning that we would have to wait in line for, wait for it, TWO HOURS, we decided to politely retreat and call it a day. That was the plan, until we overheard that Black Tap’s other location had a 45 minute wait and it was MUCH larger.

So we jumped on the subway and headed to the Meatpacking district. This location was HUGE. Take my word for it, milkshake lovers, and go to the location on 14th street. Don’t waist your time waiting in an endless line at Black Tap Soho. A short 15 minute wait later, Katie and I were seated.

As we sat down, our waitress told us that the milkshake wait was an HOUR long. At that point, we were determined to still get our treats so we quickly ordered our milkshakes and an order of fries. Naturally, we didn’t have to wait quite that long to get the shakes, but it was well worth the 20 minutes we did wait.

These milkshakes were very much worthy of the hype. Mine, a cotton candy milkshake, stood almost a foot tall, topped with whipped cream, an entire ball of cotton candy and adorned with a full sized lollipop, two rock candy sticks and an entire rim of malted milk balls. This treat was extraordinary.

Katie’s milkshake, the “Sweet and Salty” was a chocolate shake with assorted chocolate candies, pretzel sticks and M&Ms around the rim. She even dug out an entire Sugar Daddy candy bar that had sunk down below the sugary layer of whipped cream.

These New Yorkers surely do know how to do their sweets.ย FullSizeRender (1)FullSizeRender (2)FullSizeRender (3)FullSizeRender (4)IMG_7702

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