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Eli's is the definitive Chicago-style cheesecake. In 1980, Eli Schulman declared cheesecake would be the signature dessert for his legendary Chicago steakhouse, Eli’s The Place For Steak. His unconventional fast and hot baking method resulted in the creation of “Chicago-style” cheesecake, caramelized on the outside, creamy on the inside, baked on an all butter shortbread cookie crust. Over 40 years later, we've added more delicious sweet treats to the mix, handmade at our bakery in Chicago.
All of our desserts are handmade at our family-owned bakery on the Northwest Side of Chicago!
You bet! We offer electronic gift certificates sent via email, to use for mail order purchases (they are not valid at our Chicago retail store). To order, visit https://shop.elicheesecake.com/product/egift
Yes, unless noted otherwise. Our desserts are certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. The exceptions are: Irish Cream Cheesecake, Double Marshmallow Crispy Bar, Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake, Moscato Berry Tira Mi Su, and the I Heart Cheesecake.
Gluten Free and Gluten Friendly: Our Double Marshmallow Crispy Bars are certified gluten-free. Our Salted Caramel and Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes are made with gluten free ingredients (made in a bakery that uses ingredients containing gluten).
Vegan/Plant-Based: Our vegan Cuties are certified vegan and naturally cholesterol-free.
All of our desserts are made in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
Eli’s Cheesecake World, our retail store, is currently closed for in-store shopping, but we have a great curbside pickup program! Shop the largest selection of Eli’s Cheesecake anywhere at ehungry.com/elischeesecake for local delivery and curbside pickup. Call us at 773.205.3800 with any questions. We’re located at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Chicago, IL 60634.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-ELI-CAKE (1-800-354-2253) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT Monday-Friday.
Our cheesecakes arrive frozen or cool to the touch, depending on the season. It’s best to thaw your cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or, ideally, overnight. Please note: if you ordered Dippers® or Cuties they should be stored in the freezer and enjoyed frozen.
Once thawed, cheesecake must be stored in the fridge, where it can be enjoyed for up to 5 days!
Yes! Our cheesecake can be refrozen one time, tightly wrapped, at 0° F for up to 6 months. Pro tip: most of our cheesecakes and desserts are pre sliced, so it's very convenient to defrost as many slices as you need, and keep the rest in the freezer.
You’re in luck because Eli’s Cheesecake can be stored in your freezer, at 0° F, for up to 6 months!
For cakes, brownies, and bars: thaw at room temperature for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge. Once thawed, desserts should be stored in the fridge and can be enjoyed for up to 5 days! Desserts can be refrozen one time, tightly wrapped, at 0F for up to 6 months.
Generally, 7’’ and 8’’ = 12 servings, 9’’ = 14-16 servings. For exact serving size, please refer to the specific product page.
All of our orders are shipped in custom packaging on dry ice, which can evaporate in transit. Please do not touch any remaining dry ice with your bare hands.
All of our desserts are handmade and decorated at our bakery in Chicago! As soon as they come out of the oven, they go through a cooling and freezing process to ensure that you get the highest quality, freshest desserts possible.
For your safety, do not handle dry ice with your bare hands and keep away from children. Allow leftover dry ice to melt and turn into gas in a well-ventilated area.
We ship within the contiguous United States! For orders to Hawaii and Alaska, please call us at 1-800-ELI-CAKE (1-800-354-2253) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT Monday-Friday. At this time, we do not ship to Puerto Rico or internationally.
We do not, as FedEx requires a physical street address. We also cannot ship to AFO/APO addresses.
We do, and you’ll be the talk of the dorm! We strongly recommend you let the college student know a package is coming and that it might require a signature depending on the school’s mail room policies.
Standard Shipping (1-2 days): Eli's Cheesecakes and desserts are perishable. Unless a future ship date is noted, orders placed Sunday through Thursday by 8:00am CT will be delivered the same week. Orders placed Thursday 8:01am CT through Saturday will be delivered the following week via FedEx. ORDERS DELIVERED BY 8:00PM LOCAL TIME. Please call 1-800-ELI-CAKE for overnight shipping.
7″ Cheesecakes, Cuties, Mini Pies, Macaroons, 8″ Desserts, 9″ Desserts, and Dippers®: $11.95 Standard
Party Packs, and Towers: $17.95 Standard
Merchandise: $6.95 Standard
For priority overnight shipping, or shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call us at 800-ELI-CAKE.
Cheesecake of the Month Clubs:
12 Month – $143.40 ($11.95 per shipment)
6 month – $71.70 ($11.95 per shipment)
3 month – $35.85 ($11.95 per shipment)
Seasonal – $47.80 ($11.95 per shipment)
No. When sending to a residential address, it is standard practice to leave the package at the door if no one is home. Please advise the recipient a package is coming and to be on the lookout. When shipping to multi-unit buildings, packages may be delivered to an apartment office. ORDERS CAN BE DELIVERED AS LATE AS 8:00PM LOCAL TIME.
At Eli’s Cheesecake, we pride ourselves on providing the best desserts and customer service to match! If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please give us a call within 15 days from receipt of the product(s) and we will be happy to replace/refund your order. Incorrect addresses provided to us are not applicable for replacements or refunds. Please do not send product(s) back to Eli’s. A photo may be requested for a replacement or refund. A photo may be requested for a replacement or refund. Please contact us at 1-800 ELICAKE (800.354.2253) Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM CT or email us at email@example.com