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
30 Church St
Winchester, MA 01890
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!
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.
Kendyl Murtaugh is a Fordham University student interning with the CBS Boston Digital media team.