Looking for Best Cheesecake
I will be visiting the family in North Carolina for Thanksgiving and my dad has instructed me to bring cheesecake. He likes his cheesecake not too sweet but creamy. He did not like Junior's so much, but he loves Veneiro's and Helen's. He also liked Monte's in Brooklyn. Anyone have suggestions on any place I might be missing? Figured I'd see if anyone else out there has a favorite I've overlooked. Thanks in advance.
Has your father ever had D'aiuto's cheesecake? They are my fave in the city; creamy, tasty, NY style cheesecake.
405 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
My favorite, before I started counting calories and had to sacrifice cheesecake, was from Metro Diner on Broadway and 100th st. But haven't eaten any in at least 3 years, so not sure how good it is these days.
I'd have to go with Veniero's. Also honorable mention to D'Aiuto's, Eileen's and Junior's. Need to try Artisanal's.
Two Little Red Hens
Mona LIsa Bakery
1476 86th Street (15th Avenue), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; 718-837-9053; monalisabakery.com
Montes Venetian Roon
451 Carroll Street (between Nevins Street and Third Avenue), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-624-8984
355 Court Street (President Street), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-852-5600
If you go to Artisanal and buy a cheesecake, will it have the " buttery pecan-shortbread crust and delicious pecan praline crunch topping"? Because my Dad would hate that. He doesn't like nuts and he doesn't like sweet. He likes when a cheesecake is smooth, creamy but not very sweet. Anyone know? I'm leaning toward D'aiuto's just because we've never tried it and it seems to be old school NY. Thanks everyone!