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Best Cheesecakes In Los Angeles

July 29, 2015 5:00 AM

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Cheesecake is a five-star dessert, originating from ancient Greece. It wasn’t until 1872 when cream cheese was created that America took this sweet and creamy dessert to new levels using the soft cheese ingredient. Today, cheesecake is featured on many dessert menus and offered in a variety of flavors, both traditional and gourmet. Pastry chefs put their signature touch on these desserts giving L.A. many exceptional cheesecake options.

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(credit: Rae S./Yelp)

Magnolia Bakery
8389 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0636

Opening its first location in a quiet street in New York City’s West Village in 1996, Magnolia Bakery has since become one of the leading bakeries in not only NY, but LA too. The West 3rd street location offers Angeleno’s delicious baked goods ranging from specialty cupcakes, pies, cakes, icebox desserts, and of course, cheesecakes. But Magnolia Bakery is not a one-stop cheesecake shop. Instead, this bakery offers a variety of flavors to choose from. Only $7 each, the smooth and velvety, old-fashioned style cheesecakes come in flavors ranging from caramel pecan, key lime and vanilla & chocolate swirl to chocolate, red velvet and pistachio. They are also individually portioned on a cookie crumb crust so you won’t feel the need to get a huge pie if you’re just looking for a smaller portion.

credit: Pure Cheesecakes

credit: Pure Cheesecakes

Pure Cheesecake
(818) 688-8148

It’s all cheesecakes here, all the time. Pure Cheesecake is L.A.’s source for handmade, baked-the-old-fashioned-way cheesecake. The family-owned company uses the finest, freshest ingredients that are certified organic and purchased locally. These cakes are never frozen and each cake is made to order. Find every size and shape possible. Mini cheesecakes are single-serving size and available in several signature flavors including s’mores, maple bacon, classic cherry, the original, luscious lemon, chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter delight and strawberry and pumpkin, which are offered seasonally. Perfect for entertaining, Pure’s mini traditional cheesecake pops are covered with Belguim dark chocolate with or without mixed nuts, and the bakery’s classic cheesecake bars are made with a graham cracker crust with pecans and brown sugar. Check the website for new flavors.

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Fig & Olive cheesecake (Courtesy of Fig & Olive)

Fig & Olive Melrose Place
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100

Known for its flavors and cuisine from the Riviera and coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain, FIG & OLIVE is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Executive chef Pascal Lorange, who works closely with locally family-run farms, sources the freshest produce for his seasonally driven menu. Crafted by executive pastry chef Andrew LeStourgeon, the cheesecake dessert here is beautifully presented. This caramelized cheesecake is delivered to the table with an olive oil crisp, and served with Tenerelli Orchards caramelized Glacier white peaches. Signature dinner dishes don’t disappoint either – seared sea scallop with truffle artichoke tapenade, grilled lamb chops smoked with a bouquet of Herbs de Provence and porcini and gorgonzola jamon Iberico ravioli with porcini olive oil.

credit: Greenblatt's Famous Deli

credit: Greenblatt’s Famous Deli

Greenblatt’s Famous Deli
8017 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90046
(323) 656-0606

Established in 1926, Greenblatt’s Deli has been serving the Hollywood community and entertainment industry with classic deli food, as well as delicious desserts like their signature New York Cheesecake. So, if you are feigning for cheesecake after a night out clubbing on Sunset Boulevard, Greenblatt’s is the place to go since it keeps its doors open until 2am every day of the year. The deli also offers a delicious pumpkin cheesecake for those who like to celebrate Thanksgiving year-round. The deli menu is pages long featuring customer favorites including homemade matzo ball soup, hot pastrami reuben, the #3 hot corned beef sandwich and lots more where those came from.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at

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