Peter Luger is famous for its steaks (naturally), its creamed spinach and its luscious, meal-ending cheesecake. While you might think you feel too full after a gigantic meal at this Brooklyn steakhouse, you’ll get a second wind when confronted with a slice. Made by Ferrara bakery in Manhattan's Little Italy, each slice is ever-so-slightly sweet, smooth and served with some of Luger’s famous schlag.
New York cheesecake is an NYC institution. Take a bite of the fluffy, cream cheese-based treat—with or without a crumbly graham cracker crust—and find yourself transported back to the New York City of one hundred years ago. As the best desserts in NYC continue to change with the trends, a slice of creamy, classic cheesecake is always on the top of our list. Stop by one of the best bakeries in NYC for a slice, or make your way to one of New York's best delis, where they’re still serving up gigantic cheesecakes that taste the way they did in the 1930s. Whether you want the classic taste or a new take on the New York tradition, we’ve found the 16 best cheesecakes in all of NYC.
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