Omg we love cheese. Also, OMG we love cake.
So whomever the genius wizard responsible for combining the two might be, we bow to them. We honor. We praise. We exalt.
And, because we’re feeling so generous today, we figured we’d share some of our favorite houses of worship with you. Behold, here are 10 of the yummiest cheesecakes we’ve encountered in New York City. Praise be!
Original Strawberry at Eileen’s Special Cheesecake (17 Cleveland Place)
eileenscheesecake Would a cheesecake by any other name still taste as sweet? #rose #cheesecakerose #eileenscheesecake #eileensspecialcheesecake #cheesecake
Just how special is Eileen’s Special Cheesecake? So special it landed a spot on this list, as well as a spot in the hearts of the millions who have been eating it for the past 35 years.
The cheesecake is fluffy, light, and outstanding. The strawberries are fresh and plump. And the combination of the two is basically heaven.
They bake, they deliver, they ship — heck, they do it all. The one thing they don’t do? Disappoint.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake at Martha’s Country Bakery (263 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)
marthascountrybakery Tuesday Bedford Special: Butter Cream cake slices $2! 📸 Vanilla and Chocolate sponge cake with Chocolate buttercream!
This place is so delicious, it’s borderline criminal. The kitchen sink cookie should be arrested, and the apple strudel deserves the chair. But the cheesecake? The cheesecake should be exiled.
From their kitchen. Into your mouth.
Try the peanut butter cheesecake. Why? Because we said so. Unless you have a nut allergy. Why?
Because that could be fatal.
Vegan Cheesecake at Blossom (187 9th Avenue)
blossom.nyc We’re always happy when our desserts get some love, but it seems that our Tiramisu is always stealing the spotlight; we’re glad to see our Blossom Cheescake getting its dues! Thanks for the visit and the great photo, @mvarde! Repost @mvarde: ・・・ Vegan Cheesecake with a coconut cookie crust and topped with a mixed berry reduction 🌱 🍰🌱 . . Espresso not included but always recommended ☕️ . . . @blossom.nyc #blossomnyc #vegancheesecake #vegandessert #vegantreats #cheesecake #espresso #nyccoffee #getcaffinated #coffeecoffeecoffee #blackcoffee #coffeelover #coffeeisvegan #dairyfree #vegansofig #plantpowered #buylocal #plantbased #crueltyfree #animalrights #veganfortheplanet #govegan #vegano #whatveganseat #itseasybeingvegan #veganNYC @vegansofNY #actorslife #vegan #coffeeholic
It’s vegan. It’s delicious. And it’s named after one of the 90’s greatest and most beloved sitcoms.
Ok, that last one might not be true — but two out of three ain’t bad!
Sink your teeth into this yumminess that’s made with a coconut cookie crust and topped with a mixed berry reduction. It’s creamy and crunchy and will not make you long for a real cheesecake. Also, you’ll die.
And by die we mean live!
Plain Cheesecake at Two Little Red Hens (1652 2nd Avenue)
twolittleredhens We still have blueberries, but not for long! 👾 Come try our original NY cheesecake, topped with fresh, seasonal blueberries! #happysummer #blueberries #seasonal #eats #cheesecake #nyc #ues #bakerylife #bakery #tlrh #yummy #nomnomnom #food #foodporn #justdesserts #treatyoself #saturday #delicious #foodie #shoplocal #shopssmall #goodmorning 📷: @amkobrick
This place. THIS PLACE. Where to begin? It’s simply divine. The cheesecake delights in every way. The crust is crunchy and the cake is so creamy it’s like butter.
If butter tasted like sweet, sweet victory.
Bonus: Their lemon chess custard pie is also something you should consider. And by consider, we mean buy them in bulk and thank us later.
Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake at Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery (386 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn)
jenniferchun_ny 🧀🍰our go to dessert place when I studied @prattinstitute #juniorscheesecake #cheesecake #dessert #brooklyn #ny
This is a New York institution, and you may need to rethink your priorities if you miss out on a slice.
The original Junior’s, founded by Harry Rosen, opened on Flatbush Avenue in 1950, but has since opened several other locations around the country. They’ve got everything from classic cheesecake to Boston cream pie cheesecake.
Boston. Cream. Pie. Cheesecake.
Let that sink in. To your body. Via your pie hole.
Marble Cheesecake at La Cheesecake (126-06 14th Avenue, Queens)
carbqueen If anyone wants to know what heaven in a bite looks like, it’s this mini Oreo cheesecake. If you’re from queens and haven’t checked out @lacheesecake you’re missing out.
Another must! Known for their light and airy cheesecakes, the marble concoction is a particular favorite.
Go for the cheesecake, stay for more cheesecake. Some options need to be ordered in advance, so don’t blow it. Keep in mind they ask each customer to sing “lalala cheesecake” while they’re eating, so warm up those vocals before entering.
We’re kidding, but they did ask us to stop singing “lalala cheesecake” once.
Heavenly Cheesecake at Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery (28 Greenwich Avenue)
mahzedahrbakery let’s celebrate this glorious year coming to a close with some cake! today only, while supplies last, you get a free slice of cake with every slice you purchase. and today we have 8 of our signature cakes available by the slice. see you soon! xo
If you ever get the opportunity, as Chef Umber Ahmad for an autograph.
Her bakery offers one of the yummiest cheesecakes in town — with an optional crunchy, rich chocolate crust — that is called Heavenly and fulfills its prophecy.
So, basically, if you don’t go here you should probably be reevaluating your life choices.
And by probably we mean definitely.
Classic NY Cheesecake at Petee’s Pie Company (61 Delancey St)
peteespie Snow is finally falling which means it’s time to eat as much pie as possible 👏
It’s cream cheese-y. It’s lemon-y. It’s vanilla-y. It’s Petee!
They’ve perfected the flavor balance, and they’ve nailed the texture balance. The crust is made with organic flour and grass-fed butter, so you know it’s fresh as hell.
Head on over there and buy a pie. Stick a fork in it and put it in your mouth. Continue said procedure until your pie is no longer. Savor the moments, and then savor the memories. Instructions not included.
Cheesecake Rice Pudding at Rice To Riches (37 Spring Street)
dragoneaty Rice puddddin 👏🏼😛 . . . Hazelnut chocolate and almond pudding with coconut cookie crumbs
Have you ever had rice pudding? Have you ever had cheesecake-flavored rice pudding?
What? You haven’t? Well, then you're in for a real treat.
It’s tender, rich, creamy, sweet, and perfect. The cheesecake flavor comes out in full force, grabs you by the taste buds, and doesn’t let go. So, like, what are you waiting for?
We’re sending a cab.
Fromage Blanc Island at ChikaLicious (203 East 10th St)
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It’s got a fun name, and it’s French.
So, basically, it doesn’t get any better than zis.
The cheesecake, or Fromage Blanc Island, is so yummy you’ll feel like you were flown to Paris, beret and all. We’re not saying they sell berets. We’re just saying you’ll feel Parisian.
And sometimes Parisians wear berets.
Anyway, this one-of-a-kind cheesecake is light and tart, yet sweet and fulfilling. You’ll love it, and it will keep you wanting more. In a lot of ways, it’s just like a Gary Marshall film!