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Cheesecake
updated: Feb 15, 2011, 5:36 AM

Where can I procure the best New York style cheesecake in Santa Barbara or on the South Coast?


Places People Are Talking About:

A-ru SushiBube'sChuck's of Hawaii
CostcoEmeril LagasseFresco
Frugal Gourmet's cookbookJack in the BoxLazy Acres
OpalPetit ValentienSimply Pies
Trader Joe'sWhole Foods

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 145786P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 06:27 AM

How does NY style cheesecake differ from others?

 

 COMMENT 145805P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 07:27 AM

N.Y. cheesecake is not as creamy...more air.

 

 COMMENT 145809 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 07:41 AM

Good question. There is not a great cheesecake around that I have found. Most are prepackaged. The best is when I make it myself.

 

 COMMENT 145820 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:03 AM

Not sure what style they are but the best ones we've found are at Lazy Acres and Whole Foods (Debbie's Delights). Fresco's isn't too bad either.

 

 COMMENT 145822 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:04 AM

Costco was giving free samples of theirs the other day. Probably not NY Style (I'm not sure) but was damn good none the less.

You can get fat really cheap at Costco :)

 

 COMMENT 145829 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:10 AM

You can't get one in Santa Barbaria, the difference in attitudes form the Left and Right coasts won't allow it.

The ones at Costco just might be as close as you're going to get to perfect. I heard they were made by New Yorkers in New Jersey.

 

 COMMENT 145833P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:16 AM

It doesn't matter. Sad to say, cheesecake is a deadly poison. Avoid it.

 

 COMMENT 145847P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:34 AM

There are a couple different cheesecakes available at Costco, not just theirs over by the bread, but some in the frozen section. If you want to do a comparison tasting, count me in! Yum!

 

 COMMENT 145851 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:47 AM

simply pies company in goleta make a wonderful cheesecake.. good in moderation:)

 

 COMMENT 145854P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:54 AM

And, at Simply Pies, the delicious cheesecake (and it is) is also available Gluten Free. Lots of flavors, too. Order in advance because they don't always have them in the coolers.

 

 COMMENT 145927 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 11:11 AM

I like the one at Trader Joes.

 

 COMMENT 145933 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 11:31 AM

Next time you are up in SYV, have dinner at A-ru Sushi in Buellton and order cheesecake for dessert (take a piece home if you're too full to enjoy it after your meal)...the owner makes it herself and it is out-of-this-world delicious, and such an unexpected find at a Japanese restaurant!

 

 COMMENT 145946 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 12:14 PM

Simply Pies!!! Delicious!

 

 COMMENT 145950 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 12:30 PM

Bein a fellow transplanted New Yawkar, nothing around here comes close. Los Angeles has a lot of good places but nutin like the real thingk. You can't duplicate NY style pizza, sangwiches, bread, crumbcake, or cheesecake. It's has to due with the water and the air.

 

 COMMENT 145951P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 12:33 PM

I hate to say this but the cheesecake at Jack in the Box is pretty damn good!

 

 COMMENT 145955 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 12:51 PM

You can blame the air and water for other things too.

I can't imagine why anyone would want to duplicate anything from New York, It's a stinky, dirty place.

 

 COMMENT 145958P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 12:58 PM

I agree that the Jack in the Box chocolate chip cookie dough one is yummy

 

 COMMENT 145977 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 02:34 PM

145955 I guess that's why everything taste so good in NYC.

 

 COMMENT 145984 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 03:22 PM

@950 Sangwiches?! Whaddya from toity toid n toid?

 

 COMMENT 145986 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 03:25 PM

The cheesecake at Opal is to die for. Perfectly delightful.

 

 COMMENT 145996 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 04:16 PM

best thing about ny is the distance

 

 COMMENT 146003 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 04:53 PM

Yo 984 you gotta problem wit dat? As I said, new yawk has great sangwiches.

 

 COMMENT 146019 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 06:00 PM

I made an awesome one recently from one of the Frugal Gourmet's cookbook!

 

 COMMENT 146024 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 06:40 PM

I love the cheesecake at Chucks of Hawaii on State. Made right there!

 

 COMMENT 146031P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-15 08:04 PM

That's probably the only thing Chuck's does well.

Their steaks & other grilled items certainly hold no candle to the likes of the Hitching Post or most other steak venues.

 

 COMMENT 146064 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 07:58 AM

get Bube's cheesecake recipe, and you will have a good cheesecake even if you don't live on Toidy toid street eating your sangwhich, da bum...

 

 COMMENT 146104 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 09:14 AM

Not for nuttin' but I need a 'like' button and a 'LOL' button for some of these comments. :)

 

 COMMENT 146117 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 09:39 AM

Bagels. Nothing anywhere around here like a New York bagel. Not even in Philadelphia, where I lived for a while. You get off the train in Penn station and grab a bagel, any bagel, from a deli, a food cart, a seven 'leven, anywhere, and it is undeniably New York and fabulous and not found elsewhere.

On the other hand, they are totally devoid of sourdough bread back east, and how they can live like that I can't figure.

 

 COMMENT 146144 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 10:46 AM

Sometimes its best to do it yourself! Try Foodnetwork's Emeril Lagasse NY Style recipe

 

 RAINE5360 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 11:02 AM

Some of these remarks are downright insulting...narrow minded and provincial. People & places differ all over the country and all around the world. Get out of Santa Barbara and travel a little bit and learn something.

 

 COMMENT 146295 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 04:56 PM

New York is fabulous,I was there for the first time in October and it was amazing. Can't wait to go back.Only goombahs don't like New York.

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 05:48 PM

NEONROSE...you're right! New York is the most fabulous city in the world...if you take a poll, most people who "hate" a certain place, have often times, never been there before! That's okay, more NYC for the rest of us!
I was there for the 911 memorial and fell hard for the Big Apple...I count the days until I can go back...

Okay, back on topic...If you can't get to NYC or a comparable deli in LA...I agree, the Costco cheesecakes are pretty, pretty, pretty good.

 

 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-16 09:25 PM

Try Petit Valentien's NY-style cheesecake.

 

 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-17 08:07 AM

No one has responded: what is "New York style"? Is it just cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, sugar, baked with a cookie crumb crust in a spring form pan? With or without a sour cream/sugar topping to hide cracks? In a water bath?

As opposed to?

Inquiring minds would like to know...

 

 

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