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Pumpkin Cheesecake suggestions?

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

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      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.