New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake

One of New York’s favorite desserts, the New York cheesecake can be found all over the city, and even throughout the country. The typical New York cheesecake is rich from its liberal use of heavy cream or sour cream, which produce a dense but creamy consistency. New York has a lot of cheesecakes to offer, some of our favorites are listed below. Enjoy!


The most famous of New York’s cheesecakes comes from Brooklyn. Available at Junior’s locations since 1950, these cakes are also sold around the city at supermarkets such as Union Market.
386 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake

Eileen’s specialty is the flavored cheesecakes she sells. Toppings (including cherry, strawberry and chocolate) trump the flavor of the cake itself, creating a whole new dessert in the process. Delicious.
17 Cleveland Place

Two Little Red Hens

The Upper East Side’s Two Little Red Hens offers a rich but somehow lighter cheesecake than most other New York bakeries.  On the top of almost everyone’s list, everything this bakery sells is sure to delight. Go for a cheesecake but take home everything you can!
1652 Second Avenue

F. Monteleone Bakery

This Carroll Gardens Italian American bakery sell cheesecakes made with ricotta instead of the standard cream cheese.
355 Court St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Lady M Cake Boutique

Cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust. Yum.
41 E. 78th St.

French, Spanish, Catalan

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