Bombay’s never really been famous for its milkshakes, except for faloodas which are Muslim milkshakes. The closest things we have to regular, non Rooh Afzah based shakes are lassi, those disgusting KFC Krushers that taste like nail polish and sadness, and ice cream that’s been left out in the sun for more than five seconds. But today, things change; today our great city finally gets the taste of what life should be like. And it comes from the place you’d least expect, Delhi. They call it Shake Square.
When I’d first heard of Shake Square, I was unimpressed, especially when I found out that their slogan is literally ‘Legendary Shakery’, but because I love you unconditionally, even when you don’t share my articles, we decided to cover it anyway. And I’m so glad we did. It was brilliant, probably one of the most pleasant experiences of my life not involving blow and a switchblade. We called for the Mango Milkshake (Rs.90), the Chickoo Milkshake (Rs.120) and the Brownie Fudge Milkshake (Rs.150) because Derrick the Intern suddenly came into money.
All of them were exceptionally good, especially the mango which tasted like a melted mango ice cream from Naturals, but there’s no doubt in mind we could have ordered practically any milkshake on the menu and still have successfully have convinced ourselves that it was the best one we’ve ever had. They’re pretty good looking too, and while glass bottles probably aren’t the safest things to serve what’s essentially a drink for children in, I don’t really like kids so I couldn’t care either way. If anything, I think serving milkshakes in a glass bottles make it a whole lot classier.
TBR Insight: If you pay them thirty bucks more you they let you keep the bottle. Either that or I left behind Rs.30 and stole a bottle.
Did we like Shake Square and everything about it? Yes, absolutely. It’s one of the few places we’ve been to date that all of us thought was genuinely amazing. They aren’t just good at what they do, I’d say they’re exceptional.
Where it’s At: Linking Road, opposite Vijay Sales, Khar West.