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visiting shortly - looking for classic New York Cheesecake

Pete S Oct 7, 2007 04:45 AM

I'm sure the debate will rage over what that might be, but I'm looking for some good examples of a plain baked cheesecake. Looking to find it in a restaurant or cafe or somewhere where I can eat it on the spot, rather than having to take it back to my hotel room from a bakery, supermarket, shop etc.

Are there any classic accompaniments too?

Anywhere in Manhattan would be fine to seek it out

Thanks, Pete, UK

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    Bank of Dad Oct 11, 2007 09:33 AM

    See, I like really zoftig cheesecake, heavy, creamy, with cherries on top. Juniors or ?????

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      billyboy Oct 10, 2007 08:42 PM

      I love Junior's and I've also gotta throw props to Veniero's. I friend of mine turned me on to it and now I'm hooked!

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        Pete S Oct 9, 2007 08:50 AM

        thanks all
        I'm arriving on Thursday and look forward to trying some of these out
        I appreciate the advice
        Cheers Pete

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          akowit Oct 7, 2007 06:31 PM

          I like the cheesecake at Katz's Deli. It's definitely in the classic NY style. And there's a nice balance of baked exterior and creamy interior. Way better than Junior's.

          1. steeltowngrl Oct 7, 2007 06:01 PM

            I like Veniero's in the East Village. They have classic NY cheesecake and Italian that is made with ricotta cheese; the NY is better. They also have a cafe area. www.venierospastry.com

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              LeahBaila Oct 7, 2007 06:13 PM

              Oooooh...good call on Veniero's.

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                addictedtolunch Oct 8, 2007 01:21 AM

                Third that.

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              tpigeon Oct 7, 2007 09:57 AM

              I am going to take a lot of @#@#$$@# for this but my favorite cheese cake is at the Carnegie Deli. That's right, I said it. The strawberry is the traditional favorite but I like the blueberry better.

              This is a very typical NY style cheesecake btw.

              1. Cheese Boy Oct 7, 2007 09:49 AM

                Here's one place you can try ... http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/

                1. LeahBaila Oct 7, 2007 05:40 AM

                  I'm a big fan of the cheesecake at Artisanal. You could drop by there for a slice and some coffee/tea/espresso...beyond that, the place just isn't all that.

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                  1. re: LeahBaila
                    Lucia Oct 7, 2007 07:45 AM

                    I second the Artisanal suggestion. It's not quite the "classic" NY cheesecake, but it's delicious.

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