2 Prince Street at Lafayette Street
Okay, I don't know how much credibility I have in saying this, seeing as how I have yet to try a Shake Shack burger, which everybody apparently loves... However, I still have to put it out there: Soho Park's cheeseburger is pretty great. The soft, warm potato bun allows you to give it a good squish before digging in, and they've somehow locked down a good proportion between the beef patty, melted cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, and pickles. I think there maybe be a schmear of secret sauce in there, too. Did I mention that the lettuce is shredded? This is key. The worst is taking a bite of a burger containing a whole lettuce leaf and having the entire thing slide out. This is a lovely classic cheeseburger that I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.