Why yes, yes I do.
Back in September I made a stop at the Starbubcks on the South/East corner of First and Shaw. As I went in, I noticed there was this new place opening up…. Needa Cheesecake
Oh my gosh, I was soooo excited! Cheese AND cake? Two of my favorite things combined into one! You have no idea how excited I was for this place to open up. I go that way weekly, but I didn’t really notice when Needa Cheesecake finally opened. I was in the parking lot, doing a carpool exchange, when I saw the “Open” sign. I was giddy with glee! Sadly, I waited until now to go in and try out a slice (or two).
When I first entered the store, I was greeted by Bryan, the co-owner. He was super friendly. He answered all of my questions, and was eager to help. Bryan’s mom, Nita, started making cheesecakes about 30 years ago, from a recipe that her mother gave to her. It started with the New York style cheesecake, and over the years she created different variations. Little by little she taught her son, Bryan, to make cheesecakes. Now, she makes the glazes and he makes most of the cheesecakes. Bryan shared with me that all ingredients are local. They use Producers products, shop at our farmer’s markets, and also gets ingredients from Simonian Farms. These cheesecakes are 100% handmade, with love. They love what they do, and it shows in their product.
Here is a list of some of their cheesecakes.
- Chocolate Chip
- Lemon Cherry
- Orange Marmalade
- Blackberry (not the phone)
- Mocha Cappucino
- Cinnamon Apple Raspberry
- Cookies & Cream
- Coconut Pineapple
- New York Plain
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip
- Strawberry (seasonal)
I took home two slices that day. I went with peach and peanut butter chocolate chip.
You know, there is one experience I love more than anything-the first bite of something I’ve never had before. You can only experience that once, and mostly it’s a glorious thing. And that’s how this was for me. I took a bite of the peach first. Oh. My. Gosh. It was sooooo good! It was creamy and soft, with just the right amount of sweetness. Oh, and the crust was heavenly! It’s a sweet and buttery cookie crust. (Not a graham cracker crust, which is common.) The peanut butter chocolate chip was good too, but I think I like the peach just a tad bit more. The peanut butter had a nice smoothness to it, and almost tasted healthy (I mean that in a good way). Inside just about each bite were peanut and chocolate chips, with chocolate drizzled on top. So good!
With this being a new local business, I would hope that the people of FresYes would go and check out his shop and try a slice of cheesecake. Let’s support our local businesses!!
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Questions, or want to order a whole cheesecake?
Prices: Slices are $5.50 and whole cheesecakes are $45.00
Finally, if you go in, share with us which slice you tried. I’m definitely going back for the chocolate and chocolate chip. Oh and the lemon. And probably the orange marmalade. Let’s be honest, I’m going to go back and try lots of different flavors. 😉
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