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Where can I order an entire sugar-free (and maybe even vegan) cheesecake in LA??!!

Liquid Sky Oct 5, 2013 08:30 PM

Wanted to bring a fresh, sugar-free cheesecake to a party. If it's vegan, even better... but I'm not going to hold my breath on finding sugar-free AND vegan.

Thanks, Hounds!

  1. ipsedixit Oct 5, 2013 08:47 PM

    Junior's makes sugar-free cheesecakes, as does Cheesecake Factory.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Liquid Sky Oct 5, 2013 08:53 PM

      ipsedixit: Thanks! I know the Junior's in Brooklyn but didn't even know we had one here.

      1. re: Liquid Sky
        ipsedixit Oct 5, 2013 09:02 PM

        Never mind. Brain lock on my part. Junior's shuttered last year.

        Last I checked, however, Cheesecake Factory looks to be still going strong.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          Liquid Sky Oct 5, 2013 09:24 PM

          Too bad about Junior's! I've been to the Factory and wasn't a big fan.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Jack Flash Oct 5, 2013 11:10 PM

            Junior's has been replaced by Lenny's, which seems pretty much the same.

            Of course, a vegan "cheesecake" isn't a cheesecake.

            1. re: Jack Flash
              Liquid Sky Oct 6, 2013 07:15 PM

              Checked Lenny's Bakery Menu... unfortunately the only sugar-free item they have is a Bundt Cake. Thanks for the tip, though!

      2. westsidegal Oct 5, 2013 08:49 PM

        Cafe Gratitude mades organic, vegan. cheesecakes.

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        1. re: westsidegal
          Liquid Sky Oct 5, 2013 08:54 PM

          westsidegal: Can you pre-order an entire cheesecake from Gratitude? (I've been there and thought that they only do individual servings.)

          1. re: westsidegal
            ipsedixit Oct 5, 2013 09:34 PM

            Are the vegan cheesecakes any good?

            Nothing against vegans, or vegan desserts, but I think before I reach for a vegan cheesecake I'd probably just as soon make an open-faced tofu sandwich with graham crackers.

            1. re: ipsedixit
              westsidegal Oct 5, 2013 10:09 PM

              ipse: i'm the wrong person to ask because i don't even like REAL cheesecake.

              that said: iirc, the "cheese" they use is nut-based, not soy based.

              Liquid Sky: note that the cafe gratitude cake will contain some sort of real (caloric) sweetener

              1. re: westsidegal
                Liquid Sky Oct 6, 2013 01:37 PM

                westsidegal: I think I may switch gears and go for Gratitude's tiramisu. Apparently all their desserts are gluten-free, dairy-free, and without refined sugar... awesome!

                Their coconut cream pie looks pretty stellar as well.

                Thanks for reminding me about that place!

          2. w
            Waverly SGV Oct 6, 2013 08:01 PM

            Give Pacific Cheesecake Co in Glendale a try. They make both individual and whole "no sugar added" cheesecakes (also gluten free, savory, not sure about vegan). Unbelievable flavors. And they're generous with samples!


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            1. re: Waverly SGV
              omotosando Oct 6, 2013 11:41 PM

              Do you have an idea what Pacific Cheesecake uses to sweeten their sugar-free cheesecakes? I just checked out their website and it doesn't say. Sugar-free could be anything -- malitol (very common, unfortunately), agave (why not just have sugar)

            2. MaladyNelson Oct 6, 2013 08:50 PM

              I like Earth Cafe's cheesecakes, which are raw, vegan, and gluten-free. They are flavored with agave, though. I particularly like the blueberry and cherry cheesecakes. You can buy individual slices at Whole Foods and Co-opportunity. Whole cheesecakes can be purchased online at https://earthcafetogo.com/onlinestore....

              1. s
                schrutefarms Oct 7, 2013 10:13 AM

                There used to be a place in Culver City called Leaf, which has since shut down. They made the best vegan cheesecakes. They were made from cashews I believe. The chocolate raspberry one was amazing. You might want to look around on the web and see if they still make their cheesecakes, or if they had gotten them from somewhere else. Other than that, I would try Urth Cafe or Whole Foods.

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