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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Eileen's Cheesecake

There probably is no dessert that is more New York than cheesecake. Many articles have been written, quests made, surveys taken and cheesecakes rated. Eileen's Special Cheesecake at 17 Cleveland Place in SOHO is the type of place many hope to find and patronize - owner on premises, single location, food made on site in a slightly off-the-beaten path location - we love those New York secrets, you know how it goes: " there's this little place ...." In a way, it's location on Cleveland Place is perfect - a one block street that even many who frequent the neighborhood are unfamiliar with. It makes it all the more elusive and special. Click here for more photos. Eileen Avezzano opened in 1974 and has been at this location since 1976, a virtual ghost town at that time. The shop is very cute and the walls are adorned with photos of celebrity customers, articles and art. She has received many accolades, awards - many have rated it #1 in NYC, an achievement in a city with so many contenders. Click here for article. Her cheesecake is a cream cheese based New York Style (as opposed to Italian style which uses ricotta). But, unlike the traditional New York style, it is light and fluffy, owing to her own special recipe. Many (including myself) prefer the result. They have over 20 flavors and additional baked items. What's really nice is that they offer several sizes including mini-cheesecakes that are available for $2.75 - a great way to indulge without having to get a whole pie. There is seating if you want to eat there ...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's an inviting interior, and a good tip for taking a break in a neighborhood which has become so high-powered, it's like an old fashioned bakery...

missy said...

oh my god i could do with some cheesecake! it looks such a cute little place!

Brian said...

It's a great place - eat some there, take it out or have it shipped. The people are friendly. The prices are reasonable. What's not to like?
Brian

Ianqui said...

The interior is very busy, but it's also very compelling. You got a good angle.

isabella said...

The entire shop looks appetizing! But to me a cheesecake is like a drug - the more I taste it, the more I've got to have it...This is one time I am glad I don't live in SOHO ;-)))

Oya said...

20 diffrent types of flavor... I wonder what are they? I can think of something, but 20?

Brian said...

Oya;
Look at the additional photos (there's a link on the posting to a set on my Flickr site). One of the photos has her wall menu. Also, there's a link to her website.
Brian

michelle said...

Hi, I love your picture blog of New York!!! I have a photoblog on on an italian blog site and I have you as a link.

Have you ever photgraphed the italian specialty food store, DiPalo's on the corner of Mott St. and Grand St.? They've been there for so long...I don't know, but for me going there is such a New York experience..it also has an "old school" real little italy feel. Take care!!

Brian said...

Michele;
I have not done DiPalo's - I will check it out.
Brian

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Mme Benaut said...

Hi Brian, it's a great shot for detail as well as the delicious sounding cheesecakes. The pressed metal ceiling is just wonderful.