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Jul 11, 2007 10:52 PM

Whole cheesecake to go in the SFV

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?


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  1. 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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    1. re: Diana

      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..

      1. re: Foodandwine

        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.

        1. re: Foodandwine

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

      2. 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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        1. re: running pig

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

          1. re: Diana

            OK, but this is fresh and REALLLLLLLLY good.

            But I am sure TJ is too.

            1. re: Diana

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

              1. re: westsidegal

                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.

                1. re: Diana

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

                  1. re: running pig

                    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. 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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            1. re: Emme

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

            2. Brents Deli in Northridge is pretty good.

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

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