I know I am a little late, but I have finally visited Black Tap and I was not disappointed. This food sensation that has captivated the country a few years ago is located in the heart of Manhattan. The elaborate milkshakes from Black Tap can be categorized as a work of art, creating hour-long lines just to try these appetizing desserts. For people that have the patience and the goal of trying the shakes, they will be surprised that a trip to Black Tap is anything but typical.
Once people walk through the doors of either the SoHo or Meatpacking District they will feel as if they've entered an exclusive club full of Instagram worthy dishes. Dessert should be ordered first because the over-the-top shakes will certainly fill you up. Offering three types of shakes, Black Tap brings a candy wonderland into reality. Peanut butter lovers can enjoy the Sweet N' Salty shake, which is made with peanut butter ice cream topped with pretzel sticks, M&M's, and a Sugar Daddy candy. In my opinion, it is hard to resist The Cookie Shake, which is vanilla cookie flavored with cookie crumbles, cookie sandwich, chocolate chips and of course whipped cream.
If tasting the shakes are half the fun, posting pictures on Instagram is just as thrilling. Showing their followers they endured the wait, people have to be quick with the pictures before the shake begins to melt. The Cotton Candy shake is a colorful creation filled with strawberry ice cream and topped with pink and pearl chocolates, rock candy, a large lollipop, and cotton candy. One of the sweetest shakes, it will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth. While the milkshakes have drawn massive attention, the food should not be ignored. Whether people order the Greg Norman burger, which is wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill pickles, blue cheese, and arugula; or their signature wings, people will be surprised to discover that the food is just as amazing as the shakes. One of the must-try dishes are the Craft Burger Salads. A healthy option from the typical hamburger, the salads come with a burger minus the bun and loaded with lettuce and other ingredients. Their signature burger salad is the Black Tap Burger Salad includes tomato, cheese, pickles, scallions, and bacon topped with a Pat LaFrieda burger.
Black Tap can be considered a triple threat because it delivers the food, drinks and an atmosphere that appeals to anyone. Even though the wait may deter some, many people have braved the cold to see what makes Black Tap standout.
Whether it is people are strolling through the neighborhood, a stop at Black Tap is definitely worth the wait. To be honest, the hardest part is deciding what shake to order.