Food Company of the Month

Eli’s Cheesecake Company

The Schulman family has been in the restaurant business over 50 years and bakes their cheesecakes on the northwest side of Chicago in a 62,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art bakery. Eli’s is sold in 50 states and internationally.

Eli’s cheesecake is a unique Chicago style cheesecake baked with a high profile and has a firm outside and very creamy inside. Their butter cookie crust is baked to a golden brown. For example, Eli’s Original Plain cheesecake ingredients are pure and simple with: cream cheese, sugar, eggs, sour cream, pure vanilla, salt and no preservatives.

Eli’s Cheesecake is a family-run business. That means that each and every person they meet has a special place in their hearts, and well, in their kitchen. And they’ve had the pleasure of meeting some famous people and some famously wonderful people that have made a difference in their family and like-wise, in their business. Check out their website to read about their unique stores.

At Eli’s Cheesecake they value community and have a strong desire to make whatever difference they can. This desire started with Eli Schulman
himself with his great generosity and charity to those in need and has lead the way to what has become a tradition of charitable giving at Eli’s
Cheesecake.

Marc Schulman, President, continues the support. Most recently he received the Excellence in Agribusiness for Agricultural Education from the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education. Schulman serves as Co-Chair on the Business Advisory Board for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. The Agricultural industry is fortunate to have such strong partnerships with industry and education as our young people become the upcoming leaders and workforce.

TOUR: To learn and experience the Eli’s way and see the path a cheesecake takes from scratch to finishing touch check into one of their tours. It’s fun and educational to watch Eli’s bakers use their super-sized mixers and bowls to transform mind-boggling amounts of ingredients. You’ll be there when the cakes travel through a 70-foot tunnel oven, take a ride on a 20-foot high cooling rack and then line up for hand decorating. No tour is complete without a complimentary slice of Eli’s Cheesecake. Eli’s state-of-the-art bakery tour was voted the #1 food tour in the country by ”Top 5” on the Food Network .

DINE: Enjoy lunch at Eli’s Cheesecake Café, the perfect destination to enjoy homemade soup, freshly prepared artisan sandwich, gourmet salad, or cheesecake shake. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a slice of the rich and famous Eli’s Cheesecake! Dine in our vaulted ceiling coffeehouse atmosphere or on our outdoor patio during pleasant weather. Eli’s Cheesecake Café was voted Chicago’s #1 restaurant for dessert by America On Line City Guide.

SHOP: Take time to shop in our amazing store where the selection of cheesecakes and desserts are endless. We also have a fresh bake shop with scratch recipe muffins, loaf cakes, crème puffs, big cookies, holiday treats, macaroons, bagel chips, tarts, cakes
and cheesecakes for you to enjoy here in our café over a cup of coffee, cappuccino, or espresso (or take-out!). They make sure everything they bake deserves to be called “Eli’s”!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Eli’s Corporate Office, Bakery, Retail Store and Dessert Café is located on the northwest side of the city of Chicago at 6701 Forest Preserve Drive (at the corner of Forest Preserve Drive and Montrose). Call 800-ELI-CAKE for tour information, times, and availability.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company
6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: 800-ELI-CAKE (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm CST)
EMAIL: info@elicheesecake.com