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Oct 5, 2013 08:30 PM

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

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!

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

    5 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

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

      1. re: Liquid Sky

        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

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

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Junior's has been replaced by Lenny's, which seems pretty much the same.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

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

      2. Cafe Gratitude mades organic, vegan. cheesecakes.

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        1. re: westsidegal

          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

            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

              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

                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. 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

              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. 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

              1. 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.