All things Thanksgiving


There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with Eli’s Cheesecake’s finest desserts. Eli’s Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet Giveaway will give one lucky winner the chance to win 3 different desserts just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving. These desserts consist of: Eli’s Half/Half Thanksgiving Sampler (Original Plain/Pumpkin), Eli’s Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake and Eli’s Apple Bavarian Tart. The giveaway runs from November 8th through November 18th at 11:59 pm CT.  There are 10 ways to enter, including 3 daily ways to enter.

Did you know

  • Eli’s Apple Bavarian Tart was featured on Unwrapped 2.0?  Check out the video–a behind the scenes look at how our Apple Bavarian Tart is made with the best ingredients and carefully hand-decorated to perfection!
  • Eli’s Cheesecake has 4 different pumpkin-flavored cheesecake variations?
  • Eli’s Cheesecake has a Pinterest board to guide you through our perfect fall desserts?
  • Eli’s Cheesecake Annual Thanksgiving Dock Sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 9am-1pm? Each year we give customers the opportunity to score some amazing dessert deals just in time for Thanksgiving.


*Below is a closeup video of the beautiful Apple Bavarian Tart!



Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrates the Cubs World Series Win with FREE slices of cheesecake!

On Friday, November 4th, and Saturday, November 5th, 2016,

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company  will celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Victory by offering customers a slice of a commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake—Original Plain hand topped with Strawberry Topping and a W Flag.

The offer is available on Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4pm at the Eli’s Cheesecake Café, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago (intersection of Montrose, Normandy and Forest Preserve Drive) and is limited to one slice per customer.

The Café will also have special offers on Eli’s Cheesecake’s and Desserts for purchase at $1.08 and $10.80.



Eli’s Cheesecake’s 2nd Cubs Pep Rally

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company hosted its second Cubs Pep Rally at Eli’s Bakery Cafe. All of us here at Eli’s love our city and support the Chicago Cubs as they play in the MLB World Series. Eli’s Cheesecake President Marc Schulman gave a speech discussing his support and faith in the Chicago Cubs in front of Eli’s associates, WGN and NBC Chicago news. Joining the Pep Rally were the Ridgewood High School Cheer and Pom Squad as both Eli’s associates and the Ridgewood High teams rooted for the Cubs.

Below are some behind the scenes:


Eli Cheesecake’s Cubs Pep Rally

On Friday, October 14th, at 11 am CT,

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company hosted its first Cubs Pep Rally at Eli’s Bakery Cafe to show our support of Chicago’s baseball team and its recent success. The Pep Rally featured The Ridgewood High School (Illinois) Cheer and Pom Squads, DIY Cubs themed cupcake decorating, the chance to win a BIG Celebratory Slice (cheesecake), Cubs themed desserts and treats available for purchase, and the opportunity to be on television as NBC Chicago came to capture the Pep Rally.

Eli’s Cheesecake associates were encouraged to wear their Cubs gear and celebrate. Here at Eli’s, we love the opportunity to unite all associates through fun activities like this. We will continue to support our Chicago team. #GoCubsGo!

Missed the action? You can watch highlights of the event on Youtube:

Below are some photos of the event:

Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrated in Ottawa

On October 6th, 2016,

Eli’s Cheesecake made its first public televised debut in Canada during the CTV Morning Live Ottawa segment. Authors Maureen Schulman and Chef Diana Moles demonstrated ways a person can top their Eli’s cheesecake cuties, direct from the “Finishing Touches” section in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook. As Chef Diana Moles explains, the cookbook is for the average baker. Everything is simple and easy to do at home.



Later in the day,

Eli’s Cheesecake joined Ladies Who Lunch (Ottawa) in the “Maple Leaves and Honey Bees” event at Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa Canada. The event marked the official Canadian launch of the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook and authors Maureen Schulman and Chef Diana Moles were special guests. Maureen and March Schulman signed cookbooks for fans while Mrs. Moles, along with Château Laurier Exectuive Chef Louis Slimard, led a demo of finishing touches for the public’s own Eli’s Cheesecake creations. The event also served as a fundraiser to the Ottawa Food Bank. 

Below are photos from photographer Ashley Fraser:

Over the weekend, we enjoyed seeing posts from the folks in Ottawa. Below are some of the photos we’ve been tagged in on social media:


ATTENTION CANADA: The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook is available online and in-store at Chapters !NDIGO.

Green Tie Ball 2016

On Saturday, October 1, 2016,

Eli’s Cheesecake participated once again in Gateway Green’s 25th Annual Green Tie Ball. Chicago Gateway Green’s gala raises funds for CGG’s Expressway Partnership Program. The Green Tie Ball, Chicago Gateway Green’s signature fundraising gala made its first appearance in 1992. What began as a 500-person party held in the street is now one of the most well-known and exclusive charity fundraising events in Chicago, attended annually by the city’s most influential professionals and celebrities, and we are happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a great event.

On the dessert menu for the night were: Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Original Plain Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars, 7 Layer Coconut Bars, Michigan Cherry Oat Bar, and our Housemade Fudge Brownies.


Aside from our dessert table, Eli’s Cheesecake also provided a celebratory BIG CAKE for the Green Tie Ball. Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman presented the big cake to the guests, and everyone loved it! We enjoy providing celebration cakes, especially for a great cause.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are delighted to once again support Chicago’s In Good Taste, a breast cancer research initiative by the Lynn Sage Foundation.

The Lynn Sage foundation was founded in honor and memory of Lynn Sage, a beloved mother, daughter, wife and native Chicagoan who tragically died at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. Money raised by the foundation, with the help of more than 180 participating Chicago establishments, including Eli’s Cheesecake, will help fund local breast cancer research. Eli’s Cheesecake is happy to be a part of this initiative which awards scholarships to talented researchers in the early stages of their careers with the hopes of positioning these researchers to secure larger funding as their careers grow.

Throughout the month of October, customers can purchase our limited edition Pink Ribbon Cheesecake, at our Bakery Cafe, and a donation $1 will benefit the cause. It’s Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake topped with a raspberry gelee, whipped mousse topping, pieces of white chocolate and finished with a ribbon cookie made with our signature All Butter Shortbread Cookie recipe! Customers can also fill a separate form, available at the front register, if they would like to make a cash or credit card donation.

President Marc Schulman Receives Friend of ACES Award

On Wednesday, September 28th,

Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman, received the 2016 Friend of ACES awardThe award recognizes non-alumni friends who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and success of the College of ACES.

President Schulman is passionate about education and agriculture. Aside from creating a long-standing relationship with The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), who provides our Honey for our honey cheesecakes, he is a long-time educational supporter of CHSAS. Marc Schulman co-chairs in CHSAS’s Business Advisory Board. He has been influential in strengthening the relationship between the high school and the College of ACES. Marc Schulman will be honored during a private event for the Aaron Easter Scholars. Schulman provides this scholarship in memory of Robert and Cheryl Easter’s son for students from Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences who are studying in the College of ACES. Each year two students are awarded with the scholarship.

Below are highlights of the event:

Apple Season

Did you know Eli’s Cheesecake uses fresh Michigan apples in desserts such as the Apple Streusel Cheesecake and in the Apple Bavarian Tart? These make for perfect fall flavors because they are in season from August-October

Why do we choose Michigan apples? Michigan is the nation’s third largest producer of apples. There are more than 11.3 million apple trees covering 35,500 acres on 825 family-run farms in Michigan. Growers pride themselves on a rich heritage of producing an array of fine apple varieties. For us, it is important that we deliver the best and freshest ingredients to our customers, which is why Michigan apples are used. 

But why eat apples?

You know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, it’s true. Apples are an important part of a healthy diet. They are packed with powerful flavonoids and antioxidants, and filled with fiber—while being low in sodium and calories—which makes them a healthy choice for every body! They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. 

Click on the images to be directed to our Fall Favorites board on Pinterest!


Vernissage 2016

On Thursday, September 22nd, Eli’s Cheesecake participated in The Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Vernissage event. Guests were able to enjoy some of our gourmet desserts. While Cheesecake is our specialty, we are more than just that, and events like Vernissage are a great way for us to showcase all that we do.

On the menu for Vernissage was:

  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Pretzel Bar
  • Vegan Belgium Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Pecan Bar
  • Fudge Brownie
  • 7 Layer Coconut Bar

While all were a big hit with the Vegan Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake was a big hit with our guests. Many of our guests were vegan and they were happy to see that we provided a vegan option.