It was the best New York souvenir I ever received: a single slice of Junior’s cheesecake from Brooklyn.
My sister bought it for me some years ago just before she headed to the airport for her flight back to Miami. She gave it to me less than an hour after she landed. By the end of the night, it was gone. My belly was happy.
I remembered that cheesecake when I heard the recent news that Junior’s Restaurant will open a location at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. What makes it so memorable?
This is cheesecake that fully earns the first part of its name. On the first bite, you get a wallop of rich, creamy cheese, the kind of rich-cheese note one expects from a New York-style cheesecake.
There’s a good reason for this: Read about this cheesecake’s signature ingredients here.
Where to try it:
- By mail: The traditional New York-style cheesecake sells for $38.95 at JuniorsCheesecake.com. The site offers many varieties of this cake as well.
- In person: In New York, Junior’s has locations in Brooklyn, Times Square, the Grand Central Station Terminal. It also operates a restaurant at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and a bakery outlet in Burlington, NJ.