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9 Delicious Cheesecake Dishes for Sweet Endings in Westchester

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By Brianna Gadaleta, Julia Mallon, & Mackenzie Tatananni

The creamy, dreamy dessert gets a local twist with fruity flavors, terrific toppings, and zany upgrades that are made for Instagram.

There’s no shortage of cheesecake in Westchester County, and there’s no limit on how many ways it can be prepared. It’s a dessert for all ages, which is why for National Cheesecake Day (July 30) or any day, really, you should celebrate close to home. Here are a bunch of cheesecake offerings so creamy and fun, you’ll want to skip dinner.

By The Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

Doze off into a coconut coma after trying the rich and creamy coconut cheesecake from this specialty bakery in the Rivertowns. Available mainly on the weekends, this top-tier comfort food has the perfect crumbly crust and is garnished with coconut shavings. By the way, it’s gluten-free, kosher, and dairy-free, as is everything else in the shop.

Carolina’s Dessert 

1562 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.779.4000 

You’ll find the good ol’ classics of plain and strawberry cheesecake at this strip mall sweet spot, along with adventurous cake sensations topped with guava, pineapple, or passion fruit. And, if you can’t choose between fruity spreads, don’t fret. Carolina’s serves a fruity twist on this New York-style slice.

Crabtree’s Kittle House

11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua; 914.666.8044

The McGrath Dairy Queso Fresco Cheesecake breaks away from the traditional-looking cheesecake but is just as divine. The perfectly portioned dessert features candied kumquats, a graham cracker crust, pear-ginger sorbet, and Wright’s Farm honey sauce. This farm-to-table eatery strives for sustainable and locally sourced food while still delivering deliciously sweet desserts.

El Barrio 

1875 Summerfield St, Scarsdale; 914.723.2600 

The Rainbow Cookie Cheesecake Empanadas served at this always busy neighborhood hotspot are a serious triple threat. Bright punches of sugary cookie and tangy cheesecake are packed inside a crispy empanada shell, with a gooey, multicolored filling to boot. El Barrio has mastered the twist on traditional Mexican street food, and this dessert is a testament to the ingenuity that has diners raving. 

Photo courtesy of El Barrio

Homestyle Desserts Bakery 

24 South Water Street, Peekskill; 914.737.4659 

Celebrate your love for all things cheesecake while on the go with Homestyle’s cheesecake on a stick. This north country bakery creates an elaborate, ooey gooey, mouthwatering slice that can be enjoyed on a stick for those who don’t favor utensils. Choose from apple caramel, rainbow, marble cheesecake, cookie dough, plain, and more.  

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

Of all the desserts at local and family-owned Moderne Barn, this cheesy, creamy, and scrumptious dessert takes the cake for its abundance of flavors. Enjoy a lemon cheesecake with a ginger graham cracker crush base and topped with vanilla crème fraiche and blueberry compote. It’s a mouthful, but it tastes just as good as it looks and sounds. 

Saw Mill Tavern 

935 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.479.5370 

Self-proclaimed Oreo lovers need to get their hands on Saw Mill Tavern’s Oreo cheesecake. The bits of crumbled Oreos garnished with hot chocolate fudge and whipped cream will cater to your sweet tooth. It’s the house fave and the perfect way to end a fulfilling meal. All the cheesecakes here are made often and in smaller sizes to be as fresh and delicious as possible. 

Trattoria 632 

632 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.481.5811 

Hurry up, you don’t want to miss the limited supply of pistachio cheesecake. This Italian spot is the site of a family-made treat that is all things rich and exquisite. The pistachio flavor is coupled with a dreamy chocolate crust to highlight the silky dessert, and it sells out fast. 

Westchester Taco Grill

712 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.278.9865

We know how irresistible DIY tacos are, but save room for dessert and hold onto your hats. Rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla ice cream, the fried cheesecake burrito is stuffed to sharable perfection. If you and your pals need extra carbs after tequila flights, try the dessert trio which includes the fried cheesecake burrito, a warm brownie, and churro bites served with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.

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