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Any great cheesecake in Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst?

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psnative Jul 2, 2008 02:31 PM

Invited for the weekend. The host requested cheesecake. Thank you.

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    Tay Jul 2, 2008 08:24 PM

    A lot of people like Aunt Butchies on 13th Ave, but they are not always fresh tasting. I am especially fond of the American style cream cheese cheesecake from Angelo's on 86th St and 25th Ave. They are available with or without fruit topping (The strawberry is a classic) It has made me a very popular guest. :-} While you are there, you may want to treat yourself to one of their "Lobster Tails" filled with french cream. They are beyond delicious.!
    It's a great neighborhood bakery. While you're so close, you might want to grab a slice at L&B

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      jenceyes Jul 3, 2008 03:39 PM

      You really can not go wrong with ANYTHING you find at Villabate/Alba'a (2 amazing bakeries a block away from each other on 18th Ave recently merged). You may want to try an Italian cheesecake, made with ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese. theirs is fantastic. I believe there is a website but I recall they are located at about 68th and 18th. Get a Genovese for yourself while you're at it.

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        Tay Jul 4, 2008 04:10 AM

        I agree that their Italian style cheesecake is delicious.I find a lot of their other cakes/cookies/pasteries too sweet for my taste, but that's just a personal preference. Their baked goods are always fresh

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          ropa vieja Jul 7, 2008 01:51 PM

          I second Villabate.

          Also, Leske's, a Norwegian bakery on 5th Ave and about 76th st makes an excellent cheesecake.

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            Tay Jul 8, 2008 10:35 AM

            I love Leske's! I've never had their cheesecake, but I will next time I stop in... Thanks fot the info! :-}

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