Who hasn't heard of cheesecake? This cake with cream cheese as the main ingredient is known all over the world, but only in New York is it possible to taste the original.
As foodies will know, you can't say you've had a real cheesecake without trying the traditional New York cheesecake! It is usually made with "Philadelphia" and covered with a layer of cream and fresh fruit. A real pleasure...
The cheesecake, along with the cupcakes, is a true symbol of New York pastry. Therefore, it is almost a must to try it during your stay in the Big Apple.
The New York bakeries that sell the cheesecake are numerous and make this cake in many variations and versions. This is precisely why I believe there is a need for a "guide" to the patisseries that make the best cheesecake in town.
To find out where you can eat the best cheesecake in New York, I recommend you read on...
1. EILEEN'S SPECIAL CHEESECAKE
To put it bluntly, my favorite cheesecake! There are more than 20 flavors to choose from: Classic Plain, Blueberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Chocolate Caramel Pretzel, Candy, etc. There is also the option to taste cheesecake in convenient individual portions. If you have little self-control, don't go, they'll have to drag you out.
Address: 17 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012
2. JUNIOR'S CHEESECAKE
Probably the most famous cheesecake in New York. The restaurant is called Junior's Restaurant and you can enjoy traditional American dishes. In New York, Junior's became famous for its cheesecake, which is now famous all over the world.
The first restaurant was opened in the 1950s by Harry Rosen in the Brooklyn neighborhood (386 Flatbush Avenue). Since then, additional locations have been developed and Junior's has become a true restaurant chain.
The cheesecakes proposed by Junior are numerous: strawberry cheesecake, original cheesecake, fruit cheesecake, chocolate swirl cheesecake, red velvet, etc. On the website you can see the menu of the restaurant and the pastry shop.
3. S&S Cheesecake
S & S CHEESECAKE was founded in 1960 by a German immigrant, Fred Schuster, who fled Germany to New York via Switzerland. The bakery is still family owned and located at its original location on 238th Street in the Bronx. Fred conducted experiments until he perfected the cheesecake recipe. The same recipe is used today.
Where to find it: 222 W 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463
4. VENIERO'S PASTICCERIA & CAFFE'
In this old bakery you can buy sweets and cheesecakes with different flavors, from traditional to almond, strawberry or Oreo cookies.
Address: 342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
5. BILLY'S BAKERY
Billy's Bakery is a small, well-kept pastry shop and an ideal place for a stopover during your New York trip. The two locations, one in Tribeca and the other in the neighborhood, Chelsea, offer a wide variety of cheesecakes: Blueberry Cheesecake, Caramel Pecan Cheesecake, Cherry Cheesecake, Mocha Cheesecake...