Vancouver Cheesecake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge. I have invited restaurants, cafes and bakeries from all over the city to enter their cheesecake into this challenge, some have their cheesecake on their menus and others have created a special cheesecake just for this challenge. Each restaurant, café and bakery will be featuring their cheesecake on their menu from November 2-25, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the cheesecakes in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best cheesecake creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CheesecakeChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the event.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite cheesecake’s – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different cheesecakes or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between November 2-25, 2018.

Here are the Cheesecakes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Castella Cheesecake

Signature New Yorker- Strawberry

Signature New Yorker- Strawberry

Price: $7.75

Created by: Billy Fang

Classic NYC style cheesecake with our famous house-made whole fruit sauces and lavish amount of whip cream, and ice cream.

Offered: available all day.

Castella Cheesecake

1190 Robson Street, Vancouver

Web: https://castella-cheesecake.business.site/

Twitter @CastellaRobson

Instagram @castellacheesecake

 

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Hazelnut Caramel Chai Cheesecake

Hazelnut Caramel Chai Cheesecake

Price: $6.75

Created by:Chef Raveena Oberoi

Description: Hazelnut biscotti base, chocolate caramel layer, chai tea cheesecake. Decorated with cocoa and cream.

Offered: all the time

Just Cakes Bakeshop

#5-7548 120 Street, Surrey

Tel:604 503 5577

Web: https://www.justcakesbc.com/

Instagram @justcakesbakeshop

 

Charisma Cafe

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples

Price: $11

Created by: Alan Chan

Description: Signature apple cheesecake with apple chai affogato on toffee brandy ice cream.

Offered: all the time

Charisma Cafe

197 Keefer Place, Vancouver

Web: http://charismabc.com/

Instagram @cafecharisma

 

Italia Bakery

Raspberry Eggnog Gingerbread Cheesecake

Raspberry Eggnog Gingerbread Cheesecake

Price: $4.99

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Description: Gingerbread crumble crust with an eggnog baked cheesecake, topped with gingerbread ganache, crumble and fresh raspberries.

Offered: all the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web:http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver

 

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

 

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Cheesecake Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from November 2-25, 2018 http://vancouverfoodster.com/cheesecake-challenge/