Deep inside a Valley Village mini-mall sits an explosion of culinary delight. A small unassuming specialty bakery that surprises patrons with their enormous selection of gourmet tiny cheesecakes. Ranging in price from $3.25 to $4.50, with a few very special high end cakes at $6, this bakery delivers on it’s promise to offer you something new at a reasonable price. And with 100’s of recepies to choose from, you will never get tired of visiting the shop.
The bakery was founded by former financial officer Karen Freeman and her son out of their love of baking. Karen used to spend a lot of time in her own kitchen baking the unique cheesecake flavors for her son before deciding to take the plunge and sell her creations to the general public. First opening a shop in Glendale she recently relocated to a much larger space in Los Angeles County’s Valley Village.
The tiny cheesecakes offer a few bytes each, but that is all you need from these rich confections. Unique flavors combined with old classics insure that everyone can find something they like.
The Bacon & Maple Cheesecake
Yep, they have it. The cheesecake is not only topped with bacon, but it’s found inside the cheesecake as well. If you love bacon, don’t miss this confection.
A nice collection of seasonal flavors are offered to round out your special holiday dinner, so check in with the shop when you want something unique for Halloween or Christmas.
No Sugar Added & Gluten Free Cheesecakes
Patrons with sugar or gluten issues have a small variety of delicious cheesecakes to choose from, with flavors changing daily.
The bakery also offers catering services, spicing up your wedding, Quinceañera or other special event with a variety of their delicious tiny cheesecakes. Call (818) 763-1488 or email orders@paciﬁccheesecake.com to book them for your next event.
An Easy Walk From The Metro
The shop is within walking distance of the Laurel Canyon station for the Los Angeles Metro Orage Line. (5371 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607)
The shop offers a selection of free samples for guests to try on a tray at the ordering counter, but there are usually a few other free samples of higher end merchandise hidden away behind the counter. If you want to sample a higher end cake, just ask.
Pre-Order Your Requests
Karen offers about 30 different flavors daily in her shop out of the hundred’s of recipes she draws from. If you’re worried she wont have your favoriate flavor in stock when you visit you can call in ahead of time and request it. Karen requires a minimum order of 4 mini-cheesecakes if she needs to make up a batch specially for you. Orders need to be placed at least two days before your expected pickup.
Sugest A Flavor
Have a unique idea for a cheese cake flavor? Tell Karen, she want’s to hear all your ideas. Customer suggestions for new recipes are added to the shop’s menu all the time.
Create Your Own Flavor
Want a special flavor created just for you. No problem, just let Karen know and she will tell you if she can make it or not. Usually she can. Next week she is making me a Guinness beer infused cheesecake. Expect at least a two day wait until you receive your custom creation.
Paciﬁc Cheesecake Company
4820 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Photos: John Glass