Last night, as soon as I finished work, I went straight to Macy’s and got my 10% discount card just like I promised you I would. Priority one done.
Priority two? Get on the subway and hurtle towards New York’s East Village – I was totally disproportionately excited in the knowledge that I was about to consume the one and only Luke’s Lobster roll.
I’d heard about Luke’s Lobster before, from the various and wondrous foodie informants I keep stashed in my twittersphere, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these juicy babies. Sure, The Hawksmoor in London now serves a lobster roll, but for £25?! This baby here is $14 and hey you get a free pack of chips with it and the mother of all pickles. That to me is a no brainer WIN!
Luke’s Lobster is the cutest little shack of a place, down on 7th street in New York’s East Village. The whole area is properly groovy with little cafes, restaurants and bars dotting the streets. Luke’s fits right in. I’m assuming it predominantly serves take-out because there are only about ten seats, but if you get a chance you should definitely eat in. The interior is fabulously decorated and they even have salt and pepper shakers in the shape of lobster claws. So awesome 😀
I didn’t think too much about the menu because as with any legendary meal, you go for the original first. One lobster roll please, and a root beer. Oh, and the free chippies.
The lobster roll is DELICIOUS. Juicy and sweet, the perfect amount of mayonnaise and a healthy sprinkling of pepper. The pickle was just enormous, almost too big, and this is coming from a bona fide pickle lover. I probably could have had another lobster roll (I mean, $14 guys, that’s like nothing) or maybe a crab roll? But I think I’m gonna save that and bring Panu back here in February
Or ok maybe I’ll sneak another visit in this trip but shhhhhhhhhh!
To accompany the Maine lobster rolls, I had a Maine root beer soda. It wasn’t a float, but twas good drinking anyways.
Overall? Big BIG *heart* for Luke’s!
93 E 7th Street
East Village, NY, 10009
(212) 387 8487