Archive for July, 2017

Eli’s 2017 Cheesecake Festival

Yesterday was our annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival , celebrating our favorite day of the year…National Cheesecake Day! The fun began late last week when members from the Eli’s team rolled out the “Eli’s Mobile” and drove around the streets of Chicago, handing out free cheesecake slices.


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Guests enjoyed a free dessert buffet and live music from Merv Collins on the patio Friday evening. All day Saturday we had huge sale along with a kids coloring contest and prize pack offerings!


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Sunday was the big day as several hundred cars were shown in the Classic Car Show, and thousands of cheesecake fans came to experience another fantastic Cheesecake Festival. The Classic Car Show is catered towards car enthusiasts and collectors. Proceeds from the car entry free got to the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Thank you to all of our car owners for their donation! Our car show is always a big hit – guests were able to view a large selection of vintage and modern cars while enjoying free cheesecake samples, hot dogs and hamburgers from the Eli’s Grill, and Cheesecake Dippers (frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in rich chocolate).

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The celebration continued with the Jesse White Tumblers and another amazing performance. They kept all the fans on their feet by flying over one of our Big Cakes. We cannot wait to have them back next year.


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We had an unusual guest at this year’s fest and it was a big hit! JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION at the Field Museum sent a 16 foot-long Raptor Dinosaur that was hungry for Cheesecake.

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The entire afternoon was filled with games, dancing, free samples, face painting, contests and more! Thank you to our supporters and fans that made this year’s fest another great success.

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Eli’s Annual Cheesecake Festival 2017

It’s our favorite day oRaptorThumbf the year…National Cheesecake Day, this Sunday, July 30th.  We’re celebrating with our annual​ Cheesecake Festival…an entire day of all things cheesecake and family fun (plus a great big dinosaur!). It’s all happening at Eli’s Cheesecake World: ​ 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr. in Chicago (corner of Montrose and Forest Preserve Drive) from 9​am – 5pm.​ Admission and parking are free!

New this year, in partnership with Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Field Museum this summer, is​ a 16 foot long  jessecheesecake eating​ Raptor dinosaur. The ​lifelike Raptor puppet stomps and stalks just like the real thing. More ​highlights include The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake, Classic Car Show, Tap Dancing Revue featuring The Tap Man: Tristan Bruns​,​ Cheesecake “Olympics” including hockey with a cheesecake puck and mini golf, free cheesecake samples, The Happiness Club dancing to cheesecake music, cheesecake hula hoop contest, cheesecake bingo and cheesecake decorating.

We will also offer lunch on the grill for purchase.  Visit for a detailed schedule.


Festival Entertainment Schedule

9 AM Cheesecake Bingo
9:45 AM Dancemates
10:00 AM10:45 AM Velociraptor Appearance from JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION at the Field MuseumCheesecake Bingo
11:30 AM Jesse White Tumblers
12 PM Tap Dancing Revue & Tap-Along starring The Tap Man, Tristan Bruns (bring your tap shoes!)
12:30 PM The Happiness Club
2 PM Tap Dancing Revue & Tap-Along starring The Tap Man, Tristan Bruns (bring your tap shoes!)
2:45 PM Cheesecake Bingo
3:30 PM Cheesecake Hula Hoops, Cheesecake Walk, and Cheesecake Eating Contest

Eli’s at Green City Market Chef BBQ 2017

We were honored to once again participate in Green City Market’s Annual Chef BBQ last night, serving over 1000 cheesecake bites to market guests.   Green City Market is Chicago’s largest farmer’s market, selling locally-farmed products in Lincoln Park. Its goal is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote, and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. The Chef BBQ (this year marked the 17th annual) is Green City Market’s largest annual fundraiser which benefits their year-round farmer’s markets, education programs, and food access initiatives.

Eli’s Chefs Diana Moles and Juanita Chajon prepared a stunning fresh goat’s milk cheesecake, baked on a salty almond crust and​ topped with ​fresh apples sauteed with butter and cinnamon, served with house made honey-ginger sauce.

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Save the Date! Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is July 30

It’s Eli’s Cheesecake’s favorite day of the year… National Cheesecake Day, Sunday, July 30th.  Eli’s is so excited about it, they’re celebrating the day with an entire Cheesecake Festival… a full day of all things cheesecake and family fun, at Eli’s Cheesecake World, located at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr. in Chicago (corner of Montrose and Forest Preserve Drive) from 9 AM – 5 PM.  Admission is free.


Highlights include: The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake, Classic Car Show,  Tap Dancing Revue, The Happiness Club dancing to cheesecake music, free cheesecake samples all day, and Cheesecake Games including: hockey with a cheesecake puck, mini golf, cheesecake hula hoop contest, cheesecake bingo, cheesecake eating contest and cheesecake decorating. Grilled lunch will be available for purchase.


Performances & Activities

  • Classic Car Show
  • Dancemates
  • Cheesecake Bingo
  • Jesse White Tumblers
  • Happiness Club
  • Cheesecake Eating Contest
  • Tap Dancing Revue & Tap-Along starring The Tap Man, Tristan Bruns (bring your tap shoes!)
  • Cheesecake Bingo & Games

Visit for a detailed schedule.


Eli’s Welcomes UberEATS

It’s official! The Eli’s Cheesecake Company partnered with UberEATS; the fast and efficient food delivery system designed for customers to access their Eli’s favorites! Whether you’re at home or on the job there is now an easy way to let us come to you!

Download the app and check our Eli’s menu:



Our Lunch Menu ranges from a variety of signatures sandwiches including the Honey Ham, Chicken Salad, Turkey BLT and the Cuban.

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Some of our Frozen Desserts offered include the fan favorites like Cookie Crazy Cheesecake, Dairy Free Carrot Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and Tira Mu Su.

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We also offer fresh Specialty Pastries & Desserts including a Butter Almond Loaf , a Cinnamon Streusel Loaf and rich Whoopie Pies.

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UberEATS Eli’s Ordering Hours:

Specialty Desserts Monday – Friday 8am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm
Frozen Desserts Monday – Friday 8am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm
Lunch Monday – Friday 11am-2pm


Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake 37th!

Together Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago celebrated their 37th birthdays with a 1,500 pound cheesecake. The Big Eli’s Cheesecake had delicious layers of Original Plain and Chocolate Chip topped with giant marzipan cherries.



After being fork-lifted off an Eli’s Cheesecake truck, Cirque du Soleil put on a magical performance next to the Big Cake for thousands of Eli’s fans to enjoy while waiting in line.

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Following the performance, songwriter Julianna Zobrist, led the Eli’s team in the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ prior to the ceremonial cutting of the cake.








The fan base this year at the Taste was in full support for Eli’s booth on the Corner of Jackson and Columbus.

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