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Good, reasonably prized Cheesecake in GTA

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CoCoNuts May 31, 2003 12:42 PM

My dear fellow chowhounds:
My quest to search for the perfect cheesecake in GTA is beginning to bankrupt me. Yes, I've had some pretty incredible desserts at high-end restaurants (ex Bodega, Senses, Bouchon) but it's unlikely I will be visiting there any time soon. Do you have a recommendation for pastry/dessert places that serves other than Dufflet stuff? And preferably under $5.

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    FoodGirl RE: CoCoNuts May 31, 2003 04:47 PM

    Ever tried the President's Choice line of cheesecakes?

    PC New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake
    PC New York-Style Original Cheesecake
    PC New York-Style Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
    PC New York-Style Wild Blueberry Cheesecake

    They're quite good and usually just under $5. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the crust - just seems a little too shortbread-y for my taste.

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      danbird RE: FoodGirl Jun 1, 2003 05:40 PM

      Are you talking about a whole cheesecake for <$5?

      That would be mighty impressive.

      Dante's Italian Restaurant tends to have nice cheesecakes. ~$3 per enormous slice.

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        Brett RE: danbird Jun 2, 2003 02:10 PM

        PC is actually pretty good, but they are small. Still a great value though and you only need a little.

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        julesrules RE: FoodGirl Jun 3, 2003 11:36 AM

        You forgot the best flavour... chocolate cookie. ummmm good!

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          Middydd RE: FoodGirl Jun 3, 2003 12:36 PM

          I like the new flavour that just came out last Saturday for the Insider's Report, President's Choice Caramel Apple Cheesecake with Pecan Streudel. On sale for $4.99. Rather luscious.

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            Coconuts RE: FoodGirl Jun 3, 2003 02:21 PM

            Thanks for the tip. Heading for Dominion now!

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              FoodGirl RE: Coconuts Jun 3, 2003 07:16 PM

              Just saw your posting.

              You've gotta go to Loblaws, not Dominion!

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            shan RE: CoCoNuts May 31, 2003 10:26 PM

            If you ever want to make your own, this recipe is divine.

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/run/recipe/...

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              margie RE: CoCoNuts Jun 4, 2003 08:41 AM

              Before you go completely bankrupt, don't forget to try Carole's Cheesecakes on Castlefield. I know you can buy some of her cheesecakes around the city but I figure why not just go right to the source...and it's all worth it...

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