The Germans brought the recipe of the cheesecake into America. Vielen Dank, Germany! The English made theirs with actual blocks of cheese in the middle!
How times have changed but the cheesecake has remained constant, though ever-changing. The beautiful silky exterior, the soft, fluffy filling and the coarse yet delicious base, The New York cheesecake is one of the highest consumed desserts in the city and now have vegan options too!
Whether you’re a New York cheesecake person or a Philadelphia cheesecake one, or if you’ve tried neither, I have the perfect list for you! Hop on a bus, take a flight, catch a train or walk to one of these to have the authentic cheesecake experience:
Here’s a list of some of the best cheesecakes in Gotham:
1. Lady M Confections
This place might look like an Upper East Side plastic surgery clinic but the cheesecakes are heavenly and plastic free! Lady M Confections have a modern twist on the classic cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust, cool, perfectly balanced sweet and fluffy filling and a dollop of sour cream to add that zing to every bite!
2. Pasticceria Rocco
If the crust is something that you do not particularly enjoy and cream cheesy goodness is all you need, head over to Pasticceria Rocco and ask for their ‘Baby Watson’ rendition of the cheesecake. The cheesecake is surprisingly lighter and fluffier (yas, wobble) and have a more pungent and flavourful approach to its cheesecake brothers. This one is definitely one to watch out for!
3. Two Little Red Hens
Imagine enjoying a slice of cheesecake in the country, the light smell of hay and a taste that says home in every bite. Two Little Red Hens take a rustic approach to their cheesecake. The top is lined with crunchy almonds, the base is a super buttery floor of graham crackers and the filling is a mild yet creamy. Staying true to its barn-ish name, we see.
Trust me, these beauties will make your bus trips to NYC worthwhile.