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I'm looking to order a pumpkin cheesecake for thanksgiving. I normally order from Susiecakes but the max size is 8" and I would like to get something larger than that. I was thinking of giving Essential Chocolates in Culver City a shot or possibly Patticakes in Pasadena. Both offer 10" cheesecakes that would suit my requirements. Any opinion on either of these two? Any suggestions for other spots? Thanks.

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  1. While I am not positive of the size the version we had from Susina Bakery on Beverly Blvd. was excellent. I'm sure they are doing them again this year.

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    Susina Bakery & Cafe
    7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    1. hdalsy's Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart recipe was moved over to the Home Cooking board:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6661...

      1. My favorite is the Surfas Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake... really, really fab...

        --Dommy!

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        1. re: Dommy

          oh yum! is it in the freezer section or in the bakery section of the cafe?

          1. re: mollyomormon

            In the cafe... seriously the best Pumpkin Cheesecake ever...

            --Dommy!

        2. Susina makes a great classic pumpkin cheesecake. And I remember thinking the pricing was reasonable for size, appearance, quality, and tastiness.

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          1. re: JudiAU

            thanks. I should have probably mentioned I wanted to try from shops other than Susina and Sweet Lady Jane.

          2. Julienne in Pasadena.

            In past years they had a great spiced pumpkin cheesecake on a gingersnap crust. Super good.

            www.juliennetogo.com

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              that would be perfect as I live in Arcadia. thanks, i'll give them a call tomorrow. i didn't know they sold baked goods. i've only gone for brunch a couple of times and never wandered around the restaurant.

              edit: it doesn't look like it's on their thanksgiving menu this year.

            2. Wow Essential Chocolates makes one? They are pretty amazing in every way I would try theirs.

              Less helpful but FYI I had pumpkin cheesecake dessert at Fraiche in Culver City and it was tiny but the best I ever tasted. sigh.

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              Fraiche
              9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

              1. I don't like cheesecake but the pumpkin pecan one from Cheesecake factory is delish.

                1. Sugar Jones was at the Sunday Mar Vista FM a couple of weekends ago. She had some pumpkin cheesecake "bars" that were about 4" x 4", and were pretty darn good. She finished them with some (I think) pecans and praline-like icing which was threaded on.

                  http://sweetsugarjones.com/dessert.html

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                  1. re: bulavinaka

                    SusieCakes makes a great one!

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                    SusieCakes
                    2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

                  2. 26 Beach Restaurant has had pumpkin cheesecake for 3 weeks about. Maybe they will sell you one, it looks to be either 9 or 10 inches.

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                    26 Beach
                    3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

                    1. Pumpkin cheesecake with a slight Japanese flair: Frances Bakery in Little Toyko is featuring a kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) cheesecake this time of year. I tried a slice. It is simply delectable.

                      1. harriett's cheesecakes in inglewood are the best cheesecakes in the city. dont be scared away that it is in inglewood you will not be disappointed there is no better cheesecake in los angeles