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best pumpkin cheesecake in Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville?

indigirl Nov 24, 2012 05:47 PM

Having a seasonal craving... where would you go for a slice?

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    sundeck sue Nov 24, 2012 07:01 PM

    Market Hall lists pumpkin cheesecake on its Christmas list--so soon, if not tomorrow--and they do a good job.

    (The best pumpkin sweet in the East Bay imo is Crixa's pumpkin pie--but I hear you that you're looking for cheesecake not pie!)

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      bunnysitter Nov 25, 2012 04:44 PM

      I am not qualified to say the "best", but Nabolom (Russell at College) offers a good one. I personally crave their holiday stollen with meyer lemon icing. Call ahead.

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        escargot3 Nov 25, 2012 10:34 PM

        Sorry, but I really can't imagine Nabolom qualifying as the best of anything except for good intentions.

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        milklady Nov 26, 2012 12:53 PM

        I don't have an answer to best. But, I have tried pumpkin cheesecake this year from La Farine (okay, too much nutmeg I think) and CPK (I'm ashamed to admit, but I was there... Very gingery crust, two layers that taste the same, limited pumpkin flavor). Neither were amazing.

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          indigirl Nov 27, 2012 01:26 PM

          What's CPK?

          I can tell this is going to turn into some kind of epic quest...

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            Robert Lauriston Nov 27, 2012 01:31 PM

            California Pizza Kitchen?

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              milklady Nov 27, 2012 02:57 PM

              Yes, California Pizza Kitchen. Sorry for the abbreviation!

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          ernie in berkeley Nov 27, 2012 02:22 PM

          I've seen mini-pumpkin/cheesecakes at Bette's To-Go, but I'm not sure it's a regular offering. You might call there.

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            indigirl Nov 27, 2012 09:22 PM

            Thank you for all the suggestions... please keep em coming. Meanwhile I see that Masse's Thanksgiving specials list has a yummy sounding version. Will have to call them to see if they are selling it by the slice. If not, I'll start at Market Hall & see how it goes....

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