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Elis Cheesecake

Buddie7491 Jul 11, 2013 06:26 AM

I am visiting Chicago soon and wanting to sample this iconic cheesecake. I am not willing to travel to their factory however. Are there any places in either the loop or river north that serve/sell the cheesecake?

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  1. weinstein5 RE: Buddie7491 Jul 11, 2013 09:58 AM

    Eli's Cheesecake is available at most grocery stores - they do sell wholesale to restaurants so you might call Eli's to see if they can provide a list of restaurants

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      ferret RE: Buddie7491 Jul 11, 2013 10:07 AM

      They have a kiosk at O'Hare in the United Terminal. Don't get your expectations too high. It's a good factory-made cheesecake but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

      And they are distributed somewhat widely:


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        jbontario RE: ferret Jul 11, 2013 11:16 AM

        Must agree with ferret here, Eli's is fine. I find the mini cheesecake's at Magnolia Bakery (yes it is from NYC) on State Street in the Loop across from Macy's to be way better.

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          Buddie7491 RE: jbontario Jul 11, 2013 12:42 PM

          Thanks for the advice! I've actually been to one of the NYC location of magnolias bakery in grand central terminal so I think I'll check the Chicago location out.

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            jbontario RE: Buddie7491 Jul 11, 2013 01:19 PM

            For a great local dessert treat, I really like Bang Bang Pie Shop. It's between Bucktown and Logan Square and I just looked at their website which says they've brought back summer cheesecake in addition to their awesome pies. Make sure to go early or call ahead as they do run out of things and only have 4 or 5 options each day.

            Also you must have some Chicago Mix at Garrett's Popcorn.

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        dmarchok RE: Buddie7491 Jul 11, 2013 04:13 PM

        I work for Eli's Cheesecake. Here are several Chicago restaurants that serve Eli's Cheesecake: Gino's, Giordano's, Potash Market, Manny's, Lou Malnati's. Here are several grocery stores who offer Eli's Cheesecake; Mariano's, Jewel, Potash Market, Treasure Island. If you are traveling via O'Hare, Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe is 10 minutes from O'Hare and you can enjoy lunch and dessert inside or on the patio. We offer the largest selection of Eli's Cheesecakes anywhere! If you need more locations , let me know!

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