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Delhi says CHEESE, cake style

While the USA celebrates the National Blueberry Cheesecake Day on May 26 every year, the dessert also enjoys a fair share of popularity when it comes to Delhi. Apart from blueberry cheesecake, other varieties are also served in eateries and bakeries across the city.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2012 01:13 IST
Radhika Sharma
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Cheese-cake

While the USA celebrates the National Blueberry Cheesecake Day on May 26 every year, the dessert also enjoys a fair share of popularity when it comes to Delhi. Apart from blueberry cheesecake, other varieties are also served in eateries and bakeries across the city. A cheesecake, which is of two types — baked and unbaked, is made from fresh soft cheese on a crust usually comprising of biscuits. We list down some of the places in the city where you can get to enjoy cheesecakes.

The Second Sin
This newly renovated restaurant specialises in seasonal fruit cheesecakes like raspberry and kiwi, though the blueberry cheesecake is the most popular. Here, the base of the cheesecakes is made of digestive biscuits. In the summer, they also offer the mango cheesecake.
Where: 4th floor, MGF Metropolitan, Saket, New Delhi
Tel: 011-49422222, ext:717
Price: Rs 1,200 + taxes per kg.
Timings: 12.30pm to 12.30am

Wenger’s
This place needs no introduction, as it is one of the oldest bakeries in the city, and is famous for its cakes and pastries. When it comes to cheescakes, they only offer the New York cheesecake, which doesn’t have a boisterous presentation. Made up of a crunchy biscuit base, it’s a plain original cheesecake packed with a lot of flavour. The helpful and polite staff makes a visit to this place even better.
Where: A16, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Tel: 011 23324403
Price: Rs 330 per kg
Timings: 11am to 8pm

Angels in my kitchen
'This bakery has a good variety of cheesecakes such as all fruit, strawberry, mango and lemon. Their baked American cheesecake, which is loaded with chunks of chocolate brownies, is something which has a very different taste and you might not find it anywhere else in Delhi. Apart from this, the blue berry cheesecake is another hot seller here.
Where: 7, Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Tel: 011 41551122
Price: R795 per kg onwards
Timings: 8am to 11pm

Whipped
It’s a quirky new place with a number of cheesecakes. Among the seven varieties of cheesecake here, the most popular is the New York Cheesecake (R225 per slice). They make their cheesecakes with Philadelphia cheese. The other cheesecakes that are sold here are mango, lemon, caramel crunch, mistress (chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie base), strawberry and blueberry.
Where: E-556, GK-II, New Delhi
Tel: 011 49422222; ext:704
Price: Rs 175-Rs 250 per piece
Timings: 11am to 12 midnight

Mocha
Interiors done with bright coloured furniture makes Mocha worth a visit. Their blueberry cheesecake consists of mascarpone cheese and fresh chunks of blueberry. This cheesecake is quite fluffy and soft.
Where: 28A, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi
Tel: 011 46588445/ 46/ 47
Price: Rs 208 per piece (including taxes)
Timings: 10.30am to 12.30am

Theo’s
Theo’s is quite a hit with youngsters living in Noida and East Delhi. It serves two types of cheesecakes — baked ones in flavours like peach, pineapple and morello cherry, and cold set ones in blueberry flavour. It sells about eight to 10 kilos of blueberry cheesecake everyday.
Where: B-1/20, Central Market, Sector 50, Noida
Tel: 0120 4206654
Price: Rs 98 + taxes per piece
Timings: 11am to 11pm

Café Turtle
The cheesecakes at this cafe cum bookstore are quite popular with nearby residents and expats. They offer two varieties of cold set cheesecakes — blueberry (Rs 253) and New York Lemon Cheesecake (Rs 219). Out of these two, the more popular is the blueberry cheesecake.
Where: No.8, Nizamuddin East Market
Tel: 011- 41826124
Price: R219-R225 per serving
Timings: 9.30am to 9.30pm

Jiji Kitchen & Bakery
This café, which specialises in American cuisine, has a lot to offer when it comes to cheesecakes. Some of the most popular cheesecakes here are strawberry, blueberry and mixed fruit. Their speciality is wild berry cheesecake, which is a rare flavour. This cheesecake also happens to be Jiji Kitchen & Bakery’s bestseller, with a sale of about 10kgs per day.
Where: SCO 5,6,7, Huda Market, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124 4085779
Price: Rs 90 (plus taxes) per piece onwards
Timings: 11am to 11.30pm

Watermelon
Located in Khan Market, Watermelon is the new kid on the block. It serves two flavours of cheesecakes — mango and blueberry. They use digestive biscuits in place of the normal ones to make the dish crunchier. The blueberry cheesecake is the bestseller here. It sells around 10-15 portions of blueberry cheesecake everyday. Chefs at Watermelon use a lot of butter to enhance the flavour of the cheesecake. This place is worth a try.
Where: 7, Khan Market, New Delhi
Tel: 011 49422222; ext: 726
Price: Rs 180 per serving
Timings: 12 noon to 12 midnight

Diva Piccola
Located in the beautiful market of Hauz Khas Village, this cafe serves three varieties of cheesecakes — Torta Di Ricotta , New York style cheesecake that is served with strawberry compote, and mascarpone cheesecake in flavours like mango, blueberry, passion fruit, strawberry and lemon. Its bestseller, Torta Di Ricotta, is a typical Italian style baked cheesecake made with ricotta and lemon zest.
Where: 1st Floor, 30 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Tel: 011 40536001
Price: Rs 270 plus taxes
Timings: 12 noon to 12 midnight