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Local Favorite Cheesecake in Montgomery County

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To the inventor of Cheesecake, the genius person that put together a mixture of soft cream cheese, eggs, and sugar and a crust made from crushed cookies or graham crackers, we thank you. What is truly funny is the cheesecake is not a cake; it’s technically a baked cheese custard pie with a crust.

Two big cities for cheesecakes are New York with their famous New York Style and Chicago with Eli’s gourmet cheesecakes since 1980. Nick’s Local Eats (Facebook group) had a month long poll and learned that we have some outstanding establishments for cheesecakes right here in Montgomery County, Spring and Tomball.

One place that highly ranked in the poll boasts that they have 50+ different flavors of cheesecakes. Red Top Bakery in Spring, TX is growing fans by the day, with their gourmet cheesecakes. Most popular flavors being Original Plain, Lemon Blueberry, Chocolate, Key Lime, Turtle & Oreo, introduced this month is also Pumpkin Maple.

Red Top Bakery, Key Lime Cheesecake photo by Nick Rama
Red Top Bakery, Key Lime Cheesecake photo by Nick Rama

Red Top Bakery – 6402 Louetta Rd #105, Spring, TX 77379

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redtopbakery/

Website: http://redtopbakery.com/

Caroline’s Kitchen – Home of Tamale Magic and the newly opened Caroline’s – A Healthy Eatery are doing something completely different and making cheesecakes Keto. Both produce Gluten Free and Sugar Free Cheesecake that is almost indistinguishable from a traditional Sugar and Gluten laden cake.  Caroline creates many different flavors and styles of crusts plus a Baked NY style as well as a non baked version.

Caroline's Kitchen - Caroline’s Brownie Crusted NY Style Baked Cheesecake. 100% Gluten Free and 100% Sugar Free photo by Caroline Cobell
Caroline’s Kitchen – Caroline’s Brownie Crusted NY Style Baked Cheesecake. 100% Gluten Free and 100% Sugar Free photo by Caroline Cobell

Caroline’s Kitchen – 411 W Main St suite a, Tomball, TX 77375

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolineskitchen17/

Website: https://carolineskitchen.us/

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One more place that did very well in the fan voted poll was The Hidden Gem Diner in Willis, TX. Featuring rotating flavors of cheesecakes like Thats the Rocky road cheesecake, Oreo crust, milk chocolate filling with marshmallows, walnuts, chocolate drizzle and Cherry Limeade cheesecake.

Hidden Gem Diner - Cherry Limeade Cheesecake photo by Angelica Sammons
Hidden Gem Diner – Cherry Limeade Cheesecake photo by Angelica Sammons

The rest of the best:

Lasagna House – 1960 – 217D Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77090

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lasagnahouse1960/

Website: https://www.lasagnahouse.com/

Lasagna House - Plain Cheesecake, photo by Matt Vernon and Rao's Bakery - Salted Caramel Cheesecake, photo by Nick Ram
Lasagna House – Plain Cheesecake, photo by Matt Vernon and Rao’s Bakery – Salted Caramel Cheesecake, photo by Nick Ram

Rao’s Bakery And Coffee Cafe – 6915 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaosSpring/

Website: https://raosbakery.com/

Mimi J’s Kitchen – 9337 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mimijskitchen/

Website: www.mimijskitchen.com

Mimi J's Kitchen - Banana Cloud Cheesecake, photo by Jacque Guinn and Victor's NY Style Plain Cheesecake, photo by Nick Rama
Mimi J’s Kitchen – Banana Cloud Cheesecake, photo by Jacque Guinn and Victor’s NY Style Plain Cheesecake, photo by Nick Rama

Victor’s Deli and Restaurant – 4710 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victorsdelihou/

Website: https://www.victorsdelihouston.com/

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Peli Peli – 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr Suite 304, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peliwoodlands/

Website: https://pelipeli.com/

Peli Peli - Sticky Toffee Cheesecake, photo by Kimberly Park
Peli Peli – Sticky Toffee Cheesecake, photo by Kimberly Park

Two chains did very well in the poll:

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – 20 Waterway Ave Ste 100, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrimaldisPizzeria/

Website: https://www.grimaldispizzeria.com/locations/the-woodlands/

Salt Grass Steak House

19533 IH 45 S, Shenandoah, TX 77385

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltgrass/

Website: http://m.saltgrass.com/#2746

Grimaldi's Pizzeria - Chocolate Cheesecake, photo by Nick. Rama and Saltgrass Steak House - Two Fork Cheesecake, photo by SaltGrass
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – Chocolate Cheesecake, photo by Nick. Rama and Saltgrass Steak House – Two Fork Cheesecake, photo by SaltGrass

Did your favorites make the list?

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Nick Rama is a food writer, contributor of Hello Woodlands, and shares his restaurant experiences on Nick’s Local Eats at NicksLocalEats.com and the TX BBQ, Burgers and Brew Facebook page. Nick enjoys helping the small business owner, supporting his community with fundraising for food banks, and plans tasting events with locally owned mom and pop restaurants.

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