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“Going home with a smile on my face and a satisfied stomach, I could not ask for more. Thank you once again for the invitation Eli’s Cheesecake! Do keep up the great work!” – Black Apple
Read the full review of Eli’s Cheesecake Festival here.




“This is where real Chicagoans go for Chicago-style cheesecake” – Gwenyth Paltrow, GOOP

Eli’s Vegan Cheesecakes were featured on Snarky Vegan’s Blog! Read it here.


New York Times

Marian Burros in the New York Times Selects Eli’s Couture Cheesecakes – Triple Fresh Cheese Cheesecake and Burnt Caramel Cheesecake Flan – as a Top Mail Order & Web Pick for the Holidays 2007

“Intensely flavored, it is creamy without being too heavy…a local product making a national reputation because it is one of the best.”

Opera Magazine

“Slice of Heaven…this cheesecake is perfection on a plate.”

Eli’s Featured on Culinate.com‘s Top 50 Local Specialty Foods!

My Business

Marc Schulman hasn’t forgotten his roots either. He provides the same level of customer care at his Chicago cheesecake business that made his father, Eli Schulman, a legend in the Windy City’s restaurant industry.

Started in the early 1940s, Eli’s The Place for Steak was a favorite hangout of stars such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. The cheesecake dessert became such a popular menu item that in 1980 the family spun off Eli’s Cheesecake (http://www.elischeesecake.com) to focus solely on the sweets.

Eli’s Cheesecakes is a retail and wholesale supplier to clients across the country. One of the most popular online produces is the “C-cake®,” a made-to-order cheesecake customers build themselves, choosing their favorite topping, border, decorations or even a personalized message. To read more




Rick Kogan from WGN 720 sits down with Marc Schulman to talk about cheesecake and the history of the Taste of Chicago. Click here to listen to their conversation.

Food Finds
“Eli’s gets our vote for the most careful packager…All this devoted attention is worth it. Eli’s Cheesecakes can travel hundreds of miles and arrive picture perfect.”

Bon Appetit
“The best cheesecake for purists … the creamy dreamy Eli’s Cheesecake. Presliced for easy entertaining.”

Chicago Tribune
“A Chicago legend and deservingly so.”

“A Chicago food icon”

New City
“Chicago’s #1 Cheesecake.”

Chicago Sun Times
“King of Cheesecake”

“Eli’s chocolate cheesecake is the richest, most delicious dessert on the planet.  I’ve ordered it for birthdays, dinner parties and even ‘just because’ – it’s so good.” – Susanna Negovan, Splash, Chicago Sun-Times



“The cheesecake from this Chicago bakery impressed tasters with its well-balanced flavors.”

“Guaranteed to satisfy the most ardent chocolate fan.”

The City Guide
Voted “Top Ten Best Airport Restaurants in the U.S.”

“It’s the best…it’s like deep dish pizza except sweet.”  Roe Conn, 89 WLS Radio, ABC7’s Windy City Live


Eli’s Cheesecake, long celebrated in Chicago and now nationwide…”

Food Network's Top 5
“Best Food Factory Tour” – Food Network’s “Top 5”