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Aug 30, 2007 09:45 PM

NY Style Cheesecake in London?

Does that exist? More importantly, good cheesecake?

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  1. I like the baked cheesecake at Carmelli's in Golders Green, it manages to be dense and light at the same time. Seriously worth the schlepp from the centre of town.

    The baked cheesecake in Selfridges seems to share the same qualities. Maybe Carmelli supply it?

    1. I like the cheesecake at Automat, although it's not as good as in New York. But it's the closest I've found.....

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      1. re: SarahArrivalsLimited

        Beigel Bake on Brick Lane (the one nearest Bethnal Green road).
        Amazing dense cheesecake. Only 60p.
        At the moment I am eating roughly one a day. I buy one and sneakily eat it in Coffee@ next door.

      2. I second the bagel shop on bricklane, also spitalfield market has amazing baked cheesecake on a sat, I believe

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        1. re: ClaireTownsend

          The spitalfield market stall with the great cheesecake is on Sunday mornings. There is also very good cheesecake at Ottolenghi in Upper St N1, or Westbourne Grove W11 or Holland St off Kensington High St. I also bought a massive, and delicious slab of cheesecake at the Bluebird shop on the King's Road.
          There's also a woman who makes excellent cheesecake every other week (I think) at the Sunday morning Marylebone Farmers Market - but you would have to contact them to find out which days she is there.
          I agree about the Automat one - it's pretty great - also the Wolesley if you are feeling flash (and they did bring me some lovely plum compote on the side when I asked...) - also the 202 restaurant in the Nicole Farhi shop on Westbourne Grove - you can tell I am a big cheesecake maven

        2. You may not like it, but one of the best cheesecakes TT had in London came from Waitrose. Yes, a supermarket, but it was really, really good. Fresh, moist, and not dense like a brick, but not like a sponge either. It was just right.


          1. I just came across this name in an old file I have that talks about where to find things New Yorkers miss.

            Hummingbird Bakery
            This home-style American bakery specialises in Brooklyn blackout cake (chocolate sponge with chocolate custard, which originated in Brooklyn), New York-style cheesecakes in various sizes, brownies, cookies and cupcakes.
            Hummingbird Bakery 133 Portobello Rd, W11 2DY (020 7229 6446) Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate tube. Open Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 11am-5pm