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Pumpkin Cheesecake suggestions?

strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 02:03 PM

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. Servorg RE: strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 02:21 PM

    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.

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

    1. The Chowhound Team RE: strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 02:40 PM

      hdalsy's Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart recipe was moved over to the Home Cooking board:

      1. Dommy RE: strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 03:41 PM

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


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          mollyomormon RE: Dommy Nov 10, 2009 04:25 PM

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

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            Dommy RE: mollyomormon Nov 10, 2009 06:53 PM

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


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          JudiAU RE: strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 05:12 PM

          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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            strongcoffee RE: JudiAU Nov 10, 2009 05:40 PM

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

          2. ipsedixit RE: strongcoffee Nov 10, 2009 08:28 PM

            Julienne in Pasadena.

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


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              strongcoffee RE: ipsedixit Nov 10, 2009 09:42 PM

              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. sarahbeths RE: strongcoffee Nov 18, 2010 11:40 AM

              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.

              9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

              1. Kitchen Queen RE: strongcoffee Nov 18, 2010 05:00 PM

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

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                  bulavinaka RE: strongcoffee Nov 18, 2010 05:09 PM

                  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.


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                    maudies5 RE: bulavinaka Nov 18, 2010 06:50 PM

                    SusieCakes makes a great one!

                    2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

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                    Burger Boy RE: strongcoffee Nov 20, 2010 03:12 PM

                    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.

                    26 Beach
                    3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

                    1. J.L. RE: strongcoffee Nov 20, 2010 04:08 PM

                      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.

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                        lemonhead RE: strongcoffee Nov 20, 2010 04:32 PM

                        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

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