‘Tis the season for cheesecake

By: Katie Goncalves | November 17, 2022

Assorted cakes from Lucki's Cheesecakes

When splitting desserts into categories, cheesecake absolutely stands in a league of its own. The creamy texture with a sweet yet savory quality to it is unmatched in the dessert world. If you haven’t tried baking your own cheesecake before, it can be a little tricky. Different methods may lead you down a complex pathway that can ultimately end in disappointment. The worst part? There’s no cheesecake. Thankfully, there are plenty of cheesecake shops in and around Detroit serving delicious cheesecakes that will have you coming back for more. From simple original to outrageous flavor combinations, you won’t want to miss these incredible cheesecakes. 

Kitty’s Cheesecakes & More

681 East 8 Mile, Ferndale

If you’re into trying all the possible flavors of cheesecake known to man, you absolutely have to make the trip to Kitty’s Cheesecakes & More in Ferndale. Their website exclaims, “Too many flavors to name!! Plan a visit!” as their menu is constantly rotating and updating with new flavors to explore. At present, they have 48 flavors of cheesecake on their list ranging from Cherry Crumb to Key Lime Patron. Kitty’s Cheesecakes are available as a whole cake or by the slice. 

Assorted cheesecakes from Kitty’s Cheesecakes & More

Sweet Potato Sensations 

17337 Lahser Road, Detroit 

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Sweet Potato Sensations is known for all things sweet potato and their rendition on cheesecake is not to be missed. Named as one of the best in the city, their sweet potato cheesecake is available as a mini, 8, or 10-inch sizes. They only serve this one variety of cheesecake so you know it’s going to be the absolute best. 

Astoria Pastry Shop 

541 Monroe Street, Detroit

Although their menu is pages long, you can’t sleep on the cheesecake selection at Astoria Pastry Shop. Their choices range from original topped with fruit to seasonal selections like Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice. Many of their cheesecakes are available by the slice, or you can take home a whole cake to share.

Lucki’s Cheesecakes

7111 McNichols Road, Detroit 

When Lucki Word was just 15 years old, she started Lucki’s Cheesecakes out of her home to help support her mother who was working three jobs just to make ends meet. Their New York Style cheesecakes are well-known in the area and come in a variety of flavors including Strawberry Crunch, Cinnamon Roll, and Superman. You can pick up one of Lucki’s Cheesecakes from their location on McNichols, various markets and restaurants in the area, or you can order online. 

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters

With locations in Detroit, Ferndale, Rochester, and Royal Oak, Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters is not your typical coffee shop. Their cheesecakes are baked in-house daily and are gorgeously delicious. Their rotating flavor menu features the classics you’d expect like Turtle and Oreo. But they really turn up the dial on nostalgic comfort with their cereal-inspired line featuring Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch – all separately, of course. 

Toya’s Cheesecakes

Toya’s Cheesecakes is putting together something truly special when it comes to this dessert. They are known for two things: deep dish cheesecakes and cheesecake in a jar. The deep dish cheesecakes are massive and worth the price tag for the unique flavors and ability to feed a crowd. For a fun take on a dessert for one, try the cheesecake in a jar with flavors like Strawberry Crunch and Banana Pudding.

Oreo Cheesecake from Toya’s Cheesecakes

For the Love of Cheesecake

17726 West 8 Mile, Southfield 

You know the cheesecake has to be good with a name like For the Love of Cheesecake. Their motto is, “If you think it, we can cheesecake it!” One look at their menu will make your mouth water. From candy bar cheesecakes to mini cheesecake cups, they’re certainly one of the top in the cheesecake game. This is the place to grab something sensational for the ultimate cheesecake lover in your life. 

The Cheesecake Shoppe 

23411 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores

Bringing New York Style cheesecake to Detroit, The Cheesecake Shoppe is one of the best in the business. Their menu is divided by flavor types, from chocolate lovers to liqueurs and fruit. They also offer cheesecake bars, cheesecake cupcakes, and their original cheesecake by the slice.