ADDRESS 8520 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
We made it! LA's first Shake Shack has arrived and of course we had to check it out ASAP. Though we've been to the NYC and Vegas Shake Shacks numerous of times, it's a whole other feeling when it's in your city.
Located in WeHo on Santa Monica Blvd, we got a head start and arrived before they opened for the day. We arrived right at that sweet spot before they cut off the line to make way for the parking entrance (haha suckers!). The line moved relatively quickly and in no time we were inside making our orders.
The cool thing about this Shake Shack is that they have special LA-only options like the Roadside burger and concretes that source their ingredients from local hotspots like the jam from Sqirl or Compartes' chocolate - concretes are essentially upscale McFlurries, where they mix frozen custard with different ingredients. In hindsight, we should've ordered a variety of options to review, but we literally only wanted the 'Shroom burger. Wups... we'll definitely check more out in Round 2!
The heavenly 'Shroom burger has a fried portobello mushroom stuffed with muenster and cheddar cheese. Right when you bite into the center and get a taste of that ooey gooey goodness, you forget that there's actually no meat in this burger.