Cheesecake at Cheesecake Machismo

caramel toffee cheesecake

Caramel toffee cheesecake -- no factory required.

Cheesecake can be a tricky thing for the mindful eater. It's a moment of indulgent bliss at its best, but the stuff is never going to be confused with health food. So if you're going to indulge, the bang better be worth the caloric buck.

And we're happy to report that the cheesecake at Cheesecake Machismo is a wise way to spend all those saved up calories.

As much as we love cheesecake, sometimes we're disappointed because it ends up being more texture than taste. The folks at Cheesecake Machismo have taken care of that problem by going a little crazy -- in the best way -- with the flavors. Among the rotating lineup (pdf) of accents melded with creamy goodness: black raspberry Chambord, caramel pumpkin, chocolate cabernet and blackberry margarita.

Whole cheesecakes range from $36 - $40 (you can get a "frankencake" of mixed slices for a little less). And single slices -- with a cup of coffee or other drink -- are $5. That single slice deal makes a great lunch.

Lunch? Yep, lunch. Because the question you should be asking is not "Why cheesecake for lunch?" -- but rather, "Why NOT cheesecake for lunch?"

Even the mindful eater should splurge every now and then.

The Bottom Line

The cheesecake at Cheesecake Machismo is definitely worth the calories.

Find It

Cheesecake Machismo
293 Hamilton St
Albany, NY 12210

Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 12p - 8p
Thurs 12p - 6p

(518) 427-7019

If you're stopping in to pick up a cheesecake, there's free parking across the street -- tell the attendant you're there for cheesecake.

Comments

not only do these folks make some of the best cheesecake i have ever had, but they are super nice and their store is definitely fun with action figures (i want those vintage marvel dudes!) and just plain awesome whatnot all over the place...

They make a really good Guinness cheesecake around St. Patrick's Day!

I absolutely love these guys!!!!

Haven't had the cheesecake because they were "all filled" with orders for the week. Call WAY ahead because they are busy and don't be surprised if they are annoyed that you call only a few days ahead for a cheesecake. I got brushed off on the phone and don't think I'll call again. Maybe the person was having a bad day :( But I'm happy they are doing so well.

@Karen: that's odd, I've had nothing but pleasant experiences with the folks at Cheesecake Machismo. I even showed up to buy a pumpkin cheesecake the day before thanksgiving last year, and not only did I get lucky and score one, but they were really nice to me.

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