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rockhead Jul 11, 2007 10:52 PM

Looking to bring a great NY-style cheesecake to a dinner party. The bakery/pick-up location needs to be in the valley - between Studio City to Woodland Hills.

Beside Cheesecake Factory, what else is really memorable?

Thanks.

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    Diana RE: rockhead Jul 12, 2007 09:03 AM

    Well, I love the cheesecake at Valley inn, but it isn't really wholesale.

    Frankly, some of the best new york style cheesecake I've had has come from the refrigerated/frozen section at trader Joe's. It comes in a big white box. It's REALLY good.

    There are two TJ's between Studio City and Woodland Hills. One on Riverside and one on White Oak.

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      Foodandwine RE: Diana Jul 14, 2007 07:43 PM

      Diana, I went to TJ today.. they have a big white bix for about 9.99 and a smaller blue box that says NY Cheesecake for 6.99.. which one should I get. I want to try your rec..

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        Emme RE: Foodandwine Jul 14, 2007 07:54 PM

        I'm not Diana, of course, but I have had both the blue and the white boxes. I prefer the blue one; it's creamier and has a tastier graham cracker crust. It's a little bit denser and cream cheesier than the white box version.

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          Diana RE: Foodandwine Jul 14, 2007 09:07 PM

          I prefer the big white box, but you can't go wrong with either. heck, get both and do a cheesecake taste off!

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        running pig RE: rockhead Jul 12, 2007 12:27 PM

        You will laugh, but I had a sample of the pecan cheesecake at Whole Foods the other day and thought it was AWESOME! And reasonably priced (I think it was around $17 for a size that would feed 8).

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          Diana RE: running pig Jul 12, 2007 12:40 PM

          $17?!?! The TJ's cake is huge, good, feeds at least 8 and is $8.99!

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            running pig RE: Diana Jul 12, 2007 02:34 PM

            OK, but this is fresh and REALLLLLLLLY good.

            But I am sure TJ is too.

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              westsidegal RE: Diana Jul 12, 2007 04:47 PM

              tj's is good, but doesn't compare to wf.

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                Diana RE: westsidegal Jul 13, 2007 08:18 AM

                One has to debate if the cheesecake at WF is "New York Style" which tends to be a very solid whomping cake.

                TJ's DEFINRITELY is closer to New York Cheesecake. WF is not even close.

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                  running pig RE: Diana Jul 13, 2007 12:57 PM

                  Ahhh...can't argue with that. WF is softer, no doubt.

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                    Diana RE: running pig Jul 13, 2007 01:40 PM

                    And there's nothng wrong with that. Frankly, New York style cheesecake is somethign I love, but can take only once a year, if that.

                    Nice creamy cheesecakes are lighter, (in effect and texture, not fat) and tend to be a little easier to handle.

                    Some of the best cheesecakes are downright silky.

          2. Emme RE: rockhead Jul 12, 2007 04:26 PM

            The Valley Inn's is great.

            Ruth's Chris actually does a really good New York Cheesecake.

            Also, Aroma Cafe and Viktor Benes'.

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              wizardx RE: Emme Jul 13, 2007 02:02 PM

              2nd that ,Ruth's Chris Cheescake is wonderful!

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              scscr RE: rockhead Jul 13, 2007 08:19 AM

              Brents Deli in Northridge is pretty good.

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                cjla RE: rockhead Jul 13, 2007 01:30 PM

                Not NY-style, but delicious, at Porto's. Creamy and lighter than NY, but not too sweet.

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                  SIMIHOUND RE: cjla Jul 14, 2007 07:11 PM

                  Beas Bakery. http://www.beasbakery.com/

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                  Ruffio RE: rockhead Jul 14, 2007 07:45 PM

                  Believe it or not, when I want real NY cheesecake, I order it from Junior's. While it's not the same as getting one in NY, the sampler I ordered was the next best thing.

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