Ciao Bella Gelato 262 Mott Street
their ice cream is incredible, and Evan reports that their milkshakes are too (i guess that would make sense). i need to run down there and check them out.
Bendix Diner 8th ave & 21st
i wish i lived near the Bendix. they have a huge menu, and their prices are decent. the milkshakes have plenty of ice cream in them, but i thought they could stand to have a bit more of a chocalate taste.
Eisenberg's Sandwich 174 fifth ave (22&23)
currently my favorite. Eisenberg's is very small and basically a lunch counter (since 1929). the shakes are dope, though. they have a slightly malty taste, nice texture, and that important home made taste.
get it with a grilled cheese and turkey sandwich and nap the rest of the afternoon.
Andrew's everywhere, but the one i go to : 5th ave (20&19)
there seem to Andrew's diners all over. we go here from time to time, but more often sneak in on our 3:30 cookie break for a shake. thick and chocolatey - a good basic shake.
Ray's 113 Avenue A (Between St. Marks Pl and 7th St)
Ray's is a tiny little store that was recently voted to have the best egg creams in the city. they also have a great (and cheap) shake. get one and go sit in the park.
Island Burgers and Shakes 766 Ninth Avenue
this is on 9th and 40-something. i have actually not been here yet, but everyone says their shakes are the ones to beat.
Chat 'n' Chew 10 E. 16th Street
it just doesn't seem that i will ever get a milkshake here. last time i went, the blender was broken. poo. people say their $5 shakes do rock, though.
Hollywood Diner 6th ave / 16th street
in their heyday, you could get seated and served in under 3 minutes. they are slipping a bit, but their shakes are pretty good.