Lent Lunch: What If You Don’t Like Fish?


These past few weeks of Lent I’ve been giving recs for fish lunches for those who are observing and eschewing meat. Fried fish sandwiches are always a popular option and the new Shark and Bake sandwich from Trini Paki looks like a good option if you’re able to get there early, but what if you don’t like fish? Enter my go-to meatless option at the Shake Shack: The ‘Shroom Burger.

Shake Shack Shroom Burger

If you like portobello mushrooms this is a veggie burger alternative worth checking out. The ‘Shroom burger ($6.50) consists of a panko breaded and fried portobello filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato and shacksauce on Shake Shacks soft rolls. The mushroom is crisp and that first bite yields a wonderfully melty cheese goo center. Pair this with an order of their custard of the day (it’s Fluffernutter, today!) and you won’t miss the fish.

Not feeling a fried sandwich? Fill up with a bowl of meatless ramen at Menchanko Tei or Oms/B.

Shake Shack Theater District, 44th St. and 8th Ave


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