Eileen was an entrepreneurial visionary who created a thriving business out of her natural talent and kind heart. Her two daughters, Holly Maloney and Bonnie Ponte, grew up during the early years of the business, spending their summers at the store. It became a part of who they are, and eventually they began to run the business with their mother. Today, the two daughters carry on the tradition of this women-run family business, and continue the legacy. “It’s all about family and tradition”, Holly says. From locals to visitors from around the world, Eileen’s Special Cheesecake is a cult favorite, with a constant line out the door of eager cheesecake lovers ready to savor their favorite flavor. Each cheesecake is handmade at the original downtown bakery, with some employees who have been there for over 40 years. Eileen often said what set her cakes apart was the quality of ingredients, which can easily be tasted once you sink your teeth into one! Light and creamy texture with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, hand-pressed graham cracker crusts, flavorful fruit compotes, and top-notch ingredients make Eileen’s cheesecakes special and a premium product. Eileen’s Cheesecakes are the quintessential NYC dessert. Every Eileen’s Cheesecake is made with love and captures the heart and soul of this family’s passion for cheesecake in every bite.
We work with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. Our goal is to make your tastebuds happy!