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BEST New York Style Cheesecake in Los Angeles!

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DiakyDiaz Dec 27, 2011 10:01 PM

Let me start by publicly stating that I am a Food Snob. That's what happens when you go to so many restaurants, you begin to develop a finicky-snobish tongue that will only accept the very best. In the are of Cheesecake, I have found what I believe to be the BEST NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE IN LOS ANGELES.

The winner is: THE CHEESECAKE AT "MARMALADE CAFE" on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.

The Size: I give it an 8, not impressive but enough for 2 to share.

The "Top": PERFECT 10! It has an absolute perfect dark beige, firm baked, top. Almost like a cake. As if baked a little too long. The best I've ever had thus far.

The Filling: Firm, Creamy, Sweet but not too sweet, well-balanced, a perfect 10.

The Crust: It has one of those graham cookie bottoms, very dense and crumbly. Not too sweet. I give it an 8.

In my opinion, and my Food Snob tongue will agree, the Cheesecake at Marmalade Cafe is better than Cheesecake Factory (oh please!) or Marie Calendars (pretty decent).

Please let me know your thoughts and prove me wrong otherwise!

Have a Happy Festivus (=

  1. Servorg Dec 28, 2011 08:51 AM

    If you haven't given Harriet's a try then I don't think you've had the best in L.A. yet.

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    Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited
    1515 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

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      DiakyDiaz Dec 28, 2011 12:01 PM

      oooh sounds like a challenge there! I will have to take you up on that and let you know what I think!
      Thanks & Happy Holidays!
      DD

    2. wienermobile Dec 28, 2011 08:56 AM

      Brent's Deli makes their own delicious New York style cheesecake and chocolate chip cheesecake. Worth a trip.

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      Brent's Deli
      19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

      Brent's Deli
      2799 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

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        DiakyDiaz Dec 28, 2011 12:01 PM

        I will absolutely try it and let you know my thoughts!
        Happy Holidays,
        DD

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        samtron608 Dec 28, 2011 01:06 PM

        how do does cheesecakes compare to the "cheesecake factory"?
        never really had cheesecake at other places so not even sure how good it is or not....hahah

        thanks!

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          DiakyDiaz Dec 28, 2011 01:37 PM

          oh yes, a difference! try for yourself: go "marmalade cafe" on ventura blvd. in sherman oaks. then go to the cheesecake factory a few blocks away, on ventura blvd. and sepulveda. you will see the difference!

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          nosh Dec 28, 2011 04:28 PM

          Have you ever tried the New York-style cheesecake sold frozen at Trader Joe's? I'm not a cheesecake expert, but these are dense, not too sweet, have a good crust, and are definitely reasonably priced.

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            DiakyDiaz Jan 31, 2012 07:38 PM

            not sure if i dare jump into the frozen food aisle! the 'fresh' ones at Marmelade and around town are sooo good. But if you keep insisting I may have to take you up on that idea.

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            Ernie Dec 28, 2011 04:38 PM

            The cheesecake at Philippe is very good, classic NY style

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              DiakyDiaz Jan 31, 2012 07:38 PM

              ok, will try! where is that??

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