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austinboston Mar 30, 2008 05:31 PM

I'm looking to order a cheesecake for my sister's shower. Can anyone recommend a place on the northshore?

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    catsmeow Mar 30, 2008 05:48 PM

    Is there a Cheesecake Factory at the North Shore Mall? There's one in Burlington if that's not too far from you.

    1. rlh Mar 30, 2008 06:18 PM

      BEST: http://www.carnegiedeli.com/purchase.html
      also available frozen at Dagostino's in Arlington Heights any time

      REALLY GOOD:

      http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/cata...

      No kidding - these are the best options - it freezes and travels really well and I've not had anything close from anywhere local - Cheesecake Factory will look nice and add whatever mix-ins you like, but the product itself is not so special.

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        catsmeow Mar 30, 2008 06:59 PM

        Oh no...Carnegie's is available locally? I always get it to take home at Foxwoods(alomg with a corned beef sandwich). I thought that was the closest place if I wasn't making the trek to NY. IT IS THE BEST!!!!!

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          treb Mar 31, 2008 04:18 PM

          rlh, I think Juniors is best, creamier, followed by Caranagie. Either way I don't think any place around here can even come close to those two.

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            rlh Apr 1, 2008 08:45 AM

            I love them both and wish there was a local option comparable to either - it's a slightly stronger vanilla flavor and crust texture that gives Carnegie the edge for me, but I'll take Junior's ANY day - is it available locally as well or just via website/excursion to Brooklyn?

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          cambridgeMike Mar 30, 2008 06:44 PM

          growing up in Salem I remember we used to get cheesecakes from this bakery near pickering wharf. I can't remember the name of it or even if its still there but hopefully this will jogg another hound's memory.

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            suslak615 Mar 31, 2008 08:02 AM

            Alden Merrill's, think you can still find them at some Market Basket locations

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            macadamianut Mar 31, 2008 11:58 AM

            the banana cheesecake at Cheesecake factory is really good. They serve it with banana slices, whipped cream and hot fudge. They just opened one in natick.

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              ipsofatso Apr 1, 2008 11:20 AM

              There is a Cheesecake Factory @ the North Shore Mall

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              Blumie Apr 1, 2008 12:11 PM

              This skeptic isn't convinced that Cheesecake Factory, or Junior's, or Carnegie would come out on top in a blind tasting, but that's just based on my natural skepticism and not on personal experience (although I have had all three)! FWIW, I've alway been happy with Alden Merrill's products, but I have not had them since they closed their Newton Centre location.

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                madscientist Apr 1, 2008 06:18 PM

                I guess it also depends what you're looking for in a cheesecake. I'm sure Cheesecake Factory will be decent and make it look nice and fancy for you, but I've always found it too sweet, almost like a whipped version of "real" cheesecake (like you find at Carnegie Deli).

                Seems like there are enough Cheesecake Factories scattered around that you could find one pretty much anywhere.

                1. Eatin in Woostah Apr 1, 2008 07:15 PM

                  Too bad you're limited to the north shore. Joan and Ed's Deli in Natick has a killer cheesecake.

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                    Dreamworks Apr 2, 2008 08:09 PM

                    Junior's for the win. Maybe it's the fact that as a New Yorker I've eaten there a lot and enjoy the atmosphere far more than the Carnegie. It's a lot less touristy. And their cheesecake is the real deal. Please don't go to Cheesecake Factory. It's not the real deal. It's like ordering a cheeesteak in St. Louis, it may taste great, but's its not Philly.

                    1. RiceRulz Apr 20, 2008 11:43 PM

                      The New York Deli on the westbound side of Rte 9 in Westboro has the BEST cheesecake that I have ever had, besides my own, of course! It is a very moist and creamy cheesecake. Most cheesecakes that I have had are a drier consistency, commercial cheesecake. They don't have it all the time but, when they do, it is well worth the wait. It is located next to Dunkin Donuts on the west bound side of Rte 9. Tell Andy (the owner) that Jeffrey sent you. Not Jeff, Jeffrey.

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