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NYC = New York Cheesecake

Destination Dining

June 2, 2019

Story By: Lianna Mccurdy |

The Big Apple’s diverse food scene, heavily influenced by immigrants from around the world, offers celebrated bites at every turn. Though the cheesecake wasn’t invented in New York

City, it was reinvented as a now-iconic dessert, the New York Cheesecake. Dense and creamy, typically comprised of a heavy cream or sour cream base, the New York Cheesecake is must-try in its city of origin.

1. Breads Bakery
1890 Broadway
(212) 633-2253
breadsbakery.com

It doesn’t get better than artisan, handmade baked goods, and that’s what Breads Bakery is all about. The bakery serves a variety of cheesecake-style items, and its rich, fluffy, Classic Cheesecake is acclaimed by dessert aficionados.

Photo courtesy of Breads Bakery

2. Eileen’s Special Cheesecake
17 Cleveland Place
(212) 966-5585
eileenscheesecake.com

More than four decades ago, Eileen opened her bakeshop in the Big Apple. Eileen’s Special Cheesecake offers slices and specialty cakes in more flavors than one can count — from Classic Plain to Chocolate Cappuccino — and is now known by many as the stop for the best dessert in NYC.

Photo courtesy of Eileen’s

3. Junior’s
1515 Broadway
(212) 302-2000
juniorscheesecake.com

Fabulous cheesecake has been meticulously crafted at Junior’s for more than 60 years — the bakery menu offers more than 10 flavors of the dessert. The Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake is a New York cheesecake base topped with house-made chocolate mousse, layered with ganache and pressed with chocolate chips.

Photo courtesy of Junior’s

4. Little Pie Co.
424 W 43rd St.
(212) 736-4780
littlepiecompany.com

A go-to spot for all things “pie,” the Little Pie Co. also offers spins on cheese-cake, including the NY Style Cheesecake topped with strawberries. The pie shop sources ingredients locally, baking seasonal treats in small batches, and is theater-style, allowing customers to watch bakers creating their sweets in real time.

Photo courtesy of Little Pie Co.

5. Mah Ze Dahr Bakery
28 Greenwich Ave.
(212) 498-9810
mahzedahrbakery.com

Dedicated to delicious flavor, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery whips up its bright rendition of this dessert, titled Heavenly Cheese-cake. A combination of cream cheese, sour cream, hints of lemon zest and vanilla bean, and a crust of dark chocolate cookie, the sweet treat is a palate pleaser.

Photo courtesy of Mah Ze Dahr

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