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Checking Out the Cheesecake

It’s strange writing a conclusion for cheesecake because I feel like I already did that. A few months back, I was asked to write an article for Gothamist about the best cheesecakes in the city. It sped up my journey and I kind of feel like I can now send people to that article when asking where the best is in the city.

But I still should have some sort of conclusion on this site. And so here it is.

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Category: Cheesecake

My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

MONA LISA BAKERY, 1476 86th Street (between Bay 8th and 15th Avenue), Bath Beach, Brooklyn

I’ve always preferred a cheesecake that was both creamy and dense but somehow also light and fluffy. I know it’s possible – just check out Eileen’s. But after doing much research on the topic, many people claim that traditional New York cheesecake should be dense and not fluffy. I tend to think that dishes evolve (especially cheesecake – look at its historic Greek origins) and tastes change. But even if the cheesecake leans on the side of dense and creamy, there needs to be a balance and enjoyable quality.

When I took a bite of Mona Lisa Bakery’s classic cheesecake, I finally understood what classic New York cheesecake should be like. Here, the cake is not fluffy, but still smooth with just a hint of sweetness underneath the tart, citrusy cream cheese flavors.

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Category: Cheesecake

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