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Eli’s Summer Activities

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 Join us for a sweet break this summer with special events around Chicago!

Eli’s Cheesecake’s 18th Annual Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, June 14th – August 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy fresh produce, free continental breakfast,* Eli’s fresh-from-the-farmers market BBQ lunch and weekly themed events

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will host its 18th annual Farmer’s  Market this summer on  Thursdays from June 14th to August 30th at 7 am-1 pm on the lawn at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Forest Preserve Drive, Montrose and Normandy) in Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood. The market will offer a great selection of the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers from Nichol’s Farm as well as artisan-prepared foods and crafts made by local not-for-profit partners, including neighboring New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled and The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), who bring produce and crafts from the farm on their school campus.

Lunch is available al fresco: Eli’s chef shops the market and grills a Summer lunch special from 11am-1pm each day of the Market. Prices range from $6.95-$9.95.

* Complimentary continental breakfast for customers who purchase $10.00 or more in goods at the Market from 8-10 am

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Eli’s at the Taste of Chicago and Annual Big Cake:

July 11-15th – Stop by the Eli’s Cheesecake booth at the corner of Jackson and Columbus and enjoy the famous Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper® (frozen Chocolate Chip Cheesecake on a stick, dipped in crunchy dark chocolate on a stick), Original Plain Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Cookie Cheesecake Smoosh Made with Oreo® Topped w/Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce, and Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake.

July 14th–Celebrate the 38th birthdays of Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago:Look for the BIG CAKE IS HERE tent on Saturday July 14th at 12:30 pm at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. Enjoy a FREE slice from the BIG 1,000 pound Eli’s Cheesecake (while supplies last).

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National Cheesecake Day…Not just a day…a five day extravaganza: Thursday July 26-Monday July 30th

Cheesecake Slice decorating, two locations!

July 26 (Thursday) at the Eli’s Farmer’s Market. Complimentary continental breakfast* 8-10am and cheesecake and dessert samples all day. Musical entertainment to be announced and July 27 (Friday) – Eli’s Cheesecake at O’Hare United Terminal 3 near the dinosaur from 12pm-2pm.

July 28 (Saturday) – Eli’s culinary team will teach you how to make Cheesecake Cannoli and Cheesecake Sandwiches, as seen in the O List, Valentine’s edition.

July 29 (Sunday) –Classic Car Show and Eli’s Cheesecake Fun

Visit our annual Classic Car Show with over 100 vintage cars from 9am to 4pm. Lunch on the Grill available for purchase. See The Happiness Club, The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake and enjoy cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hula hoop contest, cheesecake eating contests, take a photo with Eli’s Big Slice mascot and more 9am-4pm (schedule to be posted). Taste cheesecakes samples all day!

July 30 (Monday) -National Cheesecake Day

           Everything Cheesecake – Cheesecake Slices, Cheesecake Mobile

Follow #ElisMobile on twitter to discover where the Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile will be handing out FREE slices around Chicago and meet and greet Eli’s mascot Big Slice and Eli’s big cheese, Marc Schulman.

Enjoy a FREE slice of Eli’s Cheesecake all day at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and try a special made-to-order dessert: Eli’s Smoosh®, cheesecake ice cream combo, Eli’s Dippers®, frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in chocolate, or make-your-own Eli’s Cheesecake Topping Bar. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, special savings on your entire frozen dessert purchase.

 

For more information about farmers markets, or any of the activities, call Eli’s at 773-736-3417 or visit the Eli’s website at www.elicheesecake.com.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes, a No-Bake Cheesecake Is the Best Cheesecake

Our VP of Research and Development, Chef Diana Moles, visited the Munchies kitchen to demonstrate how to prepare a quick and easy no-bake individual cheesecake.

If you’re craving cheesecake-for-one, a rich and creamy dessert, or you just don’t feel like turning on your oven…this recipe is for you. Check out the Munchies “Quickies” Cooking Series for step by step instructions. You’ll be enjoying a no-bake version of Chicago’s favorite dessert in no time!

 

Eli’s Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato – Only at Mariano’s!

Here’s the scoop – Mariano’s is partnering with Eli’s to exclusively offer NEW Eli’s Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato at Mariano’s stores in the Vero Cafe! You’ll enjoy every bite of Eli’s rich Original cheesecake paired with Vero’s creamy gelato, plus juicy red strawberry jam and all-butter shortbread cookie crumbles. This limited-edition is now available at Mariano’s stores, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Share a scoop with the one you love.

Learn more here, including some great recipes on how to use Eli’s Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato to make Ice Cream Sandwiches, Gelato Pops, Gelato Shakes, Gelato Cannolis and more!

 

Gelato Profiteroles

Gelato Profiteroles

Create one of our  special recipes, or  enjoy a simple gelato  cone!

Create one of our special recipes, or
enjoy a simple gelato cone!

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Chef Angelo Lollino, Chef Lamar Moore, his mom Mrs. Moore, and Eli’s Maureen Schulman

 

Candace and Chuck  Jordan and created a  romantic Gelato  Cheesecake, enrobed  in chocolate

Candace and Chuck Jordan and created a
romantic Gelato Cheesecake, enrobed
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A grown up ice cream float  - a few scoops of gelato,  topped off with  champagne

A grown up ice cream float- a few scoops of gelato, topped off with
champagne

Chef Bill Kim and Yvonne Kim shared a Gelato  Banana Split

Chef Bill Kim and Yvonne Kim
shared a Gelato
Banana Split

Everyone loves the  new Eli's Strawberry  Cheesecake Gelato!

Everyone loves the
new Eli’s Strawberry
Cheesecake Gelato!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine

Check out our NEW Heart-Shaped Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches, as featured in O, The Oprah Magazine’s February 2018 O List!

The perfect gift for your S.O., your galentine, your mom, and your kids – they’re made of Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake sandwiched between two chocolate shortbread cookies, and creamy Strawberry Cheesecake sandwiched between two all-butter shortbread cookies. You’ll get three of each flavor, decorated in pink, red and white. Order here by 11am CT on February 12, 2018, to get your cookie sandwiches by Valentine’s Day.

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Eli’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

At Eli’s, there’s something for every taste! Handmade in Chicago, our desserts are hand-decorated and made with the finest ingredients. With over 40 flavors to choose from, it might be difficult to pick just one for everyone on your list. But we’re here to help! Here are some great gift ideas, or dial 800-ELI-CAKE and speak to a gift concierge.

For Santa: Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches

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Give santa an upgrade from the usual cookies and milk with our new Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches, Eli’s Cheesecake sandwiched between two cookies, dipped in colorful chocolate and decorated with festive sprinkles. Served frozen, they’re like everyone’s favorite ice cream sandwich – only richer and creamier. This gift will definitely land you a spot on the “Nice” list.

For The Baker: DIY Cheesecake Tarts Kit

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Making a good cheesecake is hard – trust us, we’ve been baking up delicious cheesecakes since 1980. But our DIY Cheesecake Tarts Kit makes it easy (and fun!) to bake Eli’s Cheesecakes at home.  You (or your recipient) provide 2 eggs and some basic kitchen equipment and we take care of the rest: it includes everything you need to bake 12 homemade Blueberry Cheesecake Tarts. Serve your guests a handmade dessert…with a little help from your friends in Chicago.

For The Kiddos: Holiday Dippers

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What’s more fun than food on a stick?! Our Dipper (the favorite dessert at Taste of Chicago, America’s largest food festival) is all dressed up in its holiday best for the season. Frozen cheesecake on a stick, hand-dipped in chocolate and decorated like a festive tree with green frosting and white sprinkles. Fun and forkless!

 For The Office: Tower of Cheesecake

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Feed a crowd for under $80! Our original Tower of Cheesecake serves 40 hungry guests with three different cheesecake flavors, all wrapped up in a bow, ready for gift giving. Or try our other Towers and Gift Packs. They’re the perfect gifts for clients, customers, or Great Aunt Ida who always hosts the holidays at her house.

For The December Birthday: DIY Birthday Kit

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Sometimes having a birthday during the holidays isn’t much fun – holiday gifts and birthday gifts somehow get lumped together into one. Treat that special December birthday gal or guy with our NEW DIY Birthday Kit. It includes everything your recipient needs to party: an undecorated cheesecake with frosting, a piping bag, and sprinkles to decorate the cake themselves (a gift and an activity in one!); paper confetti, a birthday candle and an Eli’s cake server. You’ll make everyone wish it was their birthday was this month!

For The Chocoholic: Dairy Free Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake

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Non-dairy Cheesecake? Yes, we know it’s an oxymoron, but it tastes so good we couldn’t resist calling it “cheesecake.” It’s made with fine Belgian chocolate and GMO free tofu (handmade in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood) which replaces cream cheese in this creamy dessert, resulting in zero cholesterol – but full flavor. It’s also certified vegan by the Vegan Awareness Foundation. And certified delicious. By us.

Shop in your pajamas at shop.elicheesecake.com or call 800-ELI-CAKE.  Order by 11am CT on December 11th for delivery by Hanukkah and by 11am CT on December 21th for delivery by Christmas. If you’re lucky enough to live near Chicago, visit our cafe and retail store on the northwest side.

 

D.I.Y. Cheesecake Cuties

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Named by Eli’s granddaughter, Elana, Cuties are 1″ x 1″ squares of Eli’s Cheesecake, dipped in rich chocolate. Bite-sized and fun to eat, Cuties are perfect for parties and holiday buffets. With our new D.I.Y. Cuties kit, you can dip, decorate, and enjoy handmade Eli’s Cuties at home.

The kit includes everything you need:

  • 24 Original Plain Cheesecake Cuties
  • Fine Belgian chocolate and a bit of coconut oil, to make the coating
  • Crunchy chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 wooden sticks, for dipping
  • Parchment paper, to help keep the mess to a minimum

Complete instructions are included, or visit www.elicheesecake.com/kits for decorating ideas, how-to videos, and more.

Order a DIY Cheesecake Cuties Kit here, or call 800-ELI-CAKE.

NEW – D.I.Y. Eli’s Baking and Decorating Kits

TartsDIYMakingOfHave you ever wanted to bake your own desserts at home but didn’t know where to begin? With Eli’s NEW DIY Dessert Kits, you can create a fresh, homemade dessert – with a little help from Eli’s Pastry Chefs.

Baking cheesecakes at home is hard – but our Cheesecake Tarts Kit makes it easy. Prepare the batter, fill the shells, bake the tarts, and whip up our juicy blueberry topping, right in your own kitchen.

You provide two eggs, an electric mixer, and some basic kitchen tools. We’ll send you 12 of our handmade pre-baked pâte sucrée tart shells, plus everything you need to make the cheesecake batter and blueberry topping: cream cheese, sour cream, Eli’s Magic Cheesecake Mix (which includes our signature vanilla), blueberries and blueberry filling mix.

Complete instructions are included, or visit www.elicheesecake.com/kits for decorating ideas, how-to videos, and more.

Order a DIY Cheesecake Tarts Kit here, or call 800-ELI-CAKE.

DIY Eclipse Projector

The solar eclipse is Monday, August 21! Here’s how you can make a projector box from an Eli’s Cheesecake box. Learn how here!

IMPORTANT: This viewer is meant for informational purposes only. This viewer won’t allow you to look directly at the sun during the eclipse. Please use caution while using this viewer. You risk permanent eye damage if you look a the sun without proper eye protection. Do not allow children to use this viewer unsupervised.

You might not be able to see the sun during the Solar Eclipse, but hopefully you can still find Eli’s “Eclipse Blackout Cake” in our Chicago Bakery Cafe!

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Pumpkin Everything Season at Eli’s

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Every foodie knows that Fall means one thing—Pumpkin flavored everything! Eli’s Cheesecake is celebrating Pumpkin Everything Season with its variety of Pumpkin Cheesecakes.  Our Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is available at our Bakery Cafe and will be available online for mail order within the next few weeks. This is a fall fan favorite because it combines two desserts in one—pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. It can be described as a sweet delicate piece of Fall.

Eli’s Cheesecake has many more pumpkin flavored treats in store, so stay tuned for the latest info on product releases. As for our Fall Favorites, check our Pinterest Board to see our list of the Perfect Fall Desserts from Eli’s Cheesecake.