Have a sweet tooth? Grab a slice of the city’s favorite dessert, New York-style cheesecake!
New Yorkers may not have invented cheesecake, but they certainly have perfected it over the past several decades. Although cheesecakes in their current state have only been around since the 1920s, there are indicators that this delicious dessert was enjoyed as long ago as ancient Greece.
Cheesecake is a constant in a city renowned for various ethnic cuisines and for good reason. The creamy sweet treat can tempt even the most health conscious individual to indulge and leave them without a trace of guilt – it’s that good!
Created from just 5 basic ingredients; cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and heavy cream, New York-style cheesecake has become not only the city’s favorite dessert but one of the country’s as well.
Here are some of our favorite places in the city to grab a slice of this delicious dessert:
Junior’s – www.juniorscheesecake.com
386 Flatbush Avenue EXT
Two Little Red Hens – www.twolittleredhens.com
1652 2nd Ave
Eileen’s Special Cheesecake – www.eileenscheesecake.com
17 Cleveland Place
S & S Cheesecake – www.sscheesecake.com
222 West 238th St.
Of course we would be remiss to not mention Lindy’s, located in our lobby, which is generally accredited to popularizing the dessert when in opened its doors in 1921 on Broadway.
As the unofficial capital of Cheesecake, New York offers numerous dining options to grab a slice, from upscale fine dining to mom and smaller you won’t have to look far to curb your craving while visiting the city.