Put your diet on hold, phone your friends, and make sure your stomach is empty for this sweet. Here are 7 of the best bakeries and restaurants around the city that will cure your cheesecake craving. All are unique and delicious, so give one, two, or all seven of these cheesecake hotspots a try.
-By Kendyl Murtaugh
Bostonians can order order either a 9-inch cake or $20 worth of mini fluffy, rich, and delicious cheesecake and all will be delivered FREE of charge right to your doorstep! The choice of flavors is to die for and all are made with fresh ingredients. 7ate9 doesn’t have a store front at this time, but you can pick up their cheesecakes (and mini ones too) at some of the local Boston farmers markets.
Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe
57 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
If cheesecake and portions are your things, how about a cheesecake cupcake? Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe in the North End can help you with that. The bubbly pink store front and friendly staff are inviting, and you’ll surely become a regular after you taste their moist cheesecake cupcakes. Be sure to give the blueberry cheesecake cupcake and the red velvet cheesecake cupcake a try. Both are incredibly decadent, smooth and equally scrumptious. An added bonus: any of the cupcake flavors can be made into cakes upon request.
Modern Pastry Shop
257 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
The bakers at Modern use authentic Italian methods when constructing their creamy cheesecake. The homemade graham cracker crust matches up perfectly with the consistency of the moist cheesecake. This decadent dessert is topped with a yummy strawberry sauce and a giant fresh strawberry. This bakery is a comfortable neighborhood gathering place, which offers deliciously sweet cheesecake, as well as many other tasty Italian treats!
8 High St.
Boston, MA 02110
Radius, in Boston’s Financial District, has an extensive dessert menu. But, the choice should be simple: go for the cheesecake! This cheesecake is a bit different in the sense that it has a goat cheese base. But this type of cheese gives the dessert a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. The cheesecake is not unbearably sweet, and the huckleberry ice cream and light lemon syrup infusion tantalize your taste buds. The crust is crisp, and it compliments the creamy deliciousness of both the goat cheese filling and huckleberry ice cream.
1 Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
The flavors of cheesecake on the menu at Henrietta’s Table in Harvard Square are often changing, but all are consistently delicious. From the maple cheesecake, to cinnamon-hazelnut, to the chocolate cheesecake, to gingerbread flavored, to caramel, the list is truly endless. The current star of the dessert menu is a vanilla cheesecake, homemade whipped cream, and a fresh blueberry compote. The cheesecake is velvety and definitely not too heavy so it won’t leave you feeling overly stuffed after your meal.
1 N. Beacon St.
Allston, MA 02134
If you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or dairy sensitive, good news: there’s a cheesecake out there for you, and it’s at Grasshopper Restaurant in Allston. The tofu-based filling may breed some skeptics, but rest assured, the “cheesecake” is delicious, rich, and creamy. It’s hard to not imagine you’re eating the real thing. In fact, many people who can eat the real thing eat Grasshopper’s cheesecake vegan option instead. There are two options for toppings, strawberries or blueberries. Both are delicious.
Market by Jean George
100 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
Scrumptious is probably the best adjective to describe the cheesecake at Market by Jean George in the W Hotel. The Market cheesecake is a delicate combination of flavors, and the fruits and sorbets that it is paired with change seasonally. The cheesecake has crème-fraîche in it, which gives the cake a subtle tanginess, while it remains smooth and creamy with each bite taken. The summertime fruit pairing is light lemon cream and a blueberry sorbet. The sweetness of these two fruits meshes perfectly with the silky cheesecake.
Kendyl Murtaugh is a Fordham University student interning with the CBS Boston Digital media team.