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Newbie here - looking for the best cheesecake in Austin?

kt1234 Jan 30, 2009 07:49 AM

My sister has requested a cheesecake for her birthday - any thoughts on where to get the best traditional, NY style cheesecake in Austin?


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    austinfood RE: kt1234 Jan 30, 2009 08:03 AM

    Manny Hattan's sells Carnegie Deli cheesecakes.

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      stephanieh RE: austinfood Jan 30, 2009 12:08 PM

      Austinfood... You beat me to it. I'll second the Carnegie Deli cheesecake at Manny Hattan's. Just had it earlier this week and I'm always blown away by how good it is. Nothing else comes close.

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        caitlink RE: stephanieh Jan 30, 2009 02:20 PM

        I don't live in Austin but visit several times a year. Where is Manny Hattan's and what exactly is it? Is it a restaurant or grocery store? Thx.

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          mkwng RE: caitlink Jan 30, 2009 03:22 PM

          Manny Hattan's is a NY Deli themed restaurant in north Austin, in the Gateway shopping center near 183 & Mopac. http://mannyhattans.com/

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            coffeeluv RE: mkwng Apr 9, 2012 09:34 AM

            Darn! They've closed!

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              elpaninaro RE: coffeeluv Apr 9, 2012 05:06 PM

              Yes- I discovered that when I moved back here in December :(

              I was not wild about everything there, but I was especially fond of their challah bread.

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      danny_w RE: kt1234 Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM

      So where is the best place for cheesecake now that Manny Hattans's is gone? My wife also loves cheesecake and I would love to get her one for her birthday.

      EDIT: Last year I got her an Italian Mascarpone from Randall's and she absolutely loved it!

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        stephanieh RE: danny_w Oct 10, 2012 08:01 AM

        I haven't lived in Austin since earlier this year, but if Al Forno Pizza is still open on Parmer, they used to fly in Carnegie Deli cheesecake as well. I'd call first, though, to make sure. I miss Randall's giant chocolate chunk cookies. Their bakery items were actually pretty good.

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