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best pumpkin cheesecake in Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville?

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

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  1. 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!)

    1. 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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      1. re: bunnysitter

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

      2. 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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        1. re: milklady

          What's CPK?

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

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Yes, California Pizza Kitchen. Sorry for the abbreviation!

        2. 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.

          1. 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....