Posts Tagged Dessert

Eli’s Cheesecake at 2016 GNMAA Gala



On Friday, May 13, 2016 Eli’s Cheesecake participated in GNMAA Magnificent Mile’s Annual Gala, “Mad About the Mile.” The Mag Mile’s Annual Gala serves as a fundraiser to provide grants and other financial awards to educational programs as well as neighborhood causes in The Magnificent Mile Neighborhood. It is one of the largest fundraisers of the year!  Eli’s has been a proud attendee for the past couple of years and this year, Eli’s Cheesecake provided a wide selection of desserts for the attendees. Eli’s provided three classic cheesecakes–Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry. Aside from  cheesecakes, Eli’s provided cuties for dessert–our house made Fudge Brownie, Michigan Cherry Oat Bar, and 7-layer Coconut bar.

Check out some of the photos from the event:

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Eli’s heading to 2015 IDDBA Show

This weekend, Eli’s will be heading to the 2015 IDDBA Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA! The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association hosts this annual expo to bring together buyers, merchandisers and executives from across the nation for networking opportunities, industry insights and the exchange of ideas. Eli’s will be at booth #4633 showcasing a wide variety of our desserts, featuring our new Salted Caramel Pretzel Bar, Strawberry Topped Cheesecake and our 5” Original Plain. We look forward to learning from all the educational opportunities as well as sharing our legendary quality with other industry professionals from across the country.


Come check out our booth at the IDDBA show!

Come check out our booth at the IDDBA show!

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Sweet Like Honey: Eli’s Cheesecake and Chicago High School for Agriculture Sciences

Since 1991, Eli’s Cheesecake Company has partnered with the Chicago School of Agriculture Sciences (CHSAS) providing job shadowing, mentor programs and internships.  We are very proud to be featured along with CHSAS in the National Honey Board’s article “Baking with Honey”

Eli’s Wildflower Honey Cheesecake is made with honey harvested by CHSAS.  The CHSAS students harvest, prepare and bottle their wildflower honey for this product providing Eli’s with approximately 2,000 pounds of honey annually.   All proceeds from purchasing the honey and a portion of the proceeds from the Wildflower Honey Cheesecakes sales go to the CHSAS’s college scholarship fund for seniors.   If you are interested in more information about Eli’s Wildflower Honey Cheesecake and a video about the  CHSAS honey, click here

Eli's Wildflower Honey Cheesecake made with honey from CHSAS


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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Hosts “Pork & Cork” at Union Square Park in Springfield featuring Eli’s Cheesecake for Dessert

abraham lincoln
pork meets cork
Fri, July 16, 6pm – 10pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum – Union Square Park
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (food is served) 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (concert)
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum – Union Square Park For information visit
Enjoy a variety of mouth-watering, specialty pork items prepared by Secret Recipes & sample a host of award-winning Illinois-produced wines! Dessert provided by Eli’s Cheesecake.
Tickets (include choice of 1 pork item & side, 3 wine tasting vouchers, & Still Kick’n performance). Additional menu items available for purchase. Food served 6 pm – 8 pm Entertainment starts at 8:00 pm with country music band Still Kick’n. Performance will be live on stage under the stars at Union Square Park. Wine will also remain available for purchase from 8:00 to 10:00. Tickets are available for purchase June 15 at or at the box office (217) 558-8934. In advance: $15.00 for one; $25.00 for two At the door: $20.00 for one; $30.00 for two Event sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Illinois Pork Producers, Illinois Wine, 1450 Sports Radio, 104.5 WFMB and Eli’s Cheesecake

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“Where the Locals Eat” Names the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Chicago’s Best Restaurant for Dessert


Best Dessert
Top 100 Restaurant, Chicago

“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. … 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!).

“Eli’s Cheesecake has become a symbol of Chicago. It was proclaimed
Chicago’s 150th Birthday Cake, was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s wager when the Bulls
won the NBA Championship, and was the dessert at Mayor Daley’s inaugural balls.
Eli’s most famous creation was America’s Inaugural Birthday Cake–the 2,000 pound
cheesecake served at [President Clinton's] inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Eli’s tradition of taking exceptional care of his customers is continued by
[wife] Esther Schulman and son Marc Schulman.”

– Eli’s Cheesecake Café website

“It’s probably the most decadent of all desserts.”

TimeOut Chicago magazine

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Eli’s Voted Best Dessert in Chicago on AOL City Guide!

Everyone here at Eli’s is grateful to have such loyal
fans. You made us the #1 dessert at Taste of Chicago and today we found that we
were again voted as best place for dessert in Chicago on Aol City Guide!

As a special thank you. please join us for one FREE
slice of cheesecake as we celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 31 from
11am-2pm during our Farmer’s Market.

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