The Eli's Cheesecake Company
6701 W Forest Preserve Ave
Phone: (800) 999-8300
Eli’s Cheesecake was the dream of Chicago restaurateur and celebrity in his own right, Eli M. Schulman. Over his almost 50-year career, he developed a reputation for serving up great food, providing outstanding service and making every customer feel important. Representing the spirit of the city he loved, Eli was dedicated to helping the community. His motto “charity will never bust you” was exemplified during the great depression, by a sign hanging in his restaurant’s window “if you are hungry and have no money we will feed you for free.” Eli passed this legacy on to his son Marc, the President of the Eli’s Cheesecake Company. In 1980, Eli’s Cheesecake made its public debut at the first Taste of Chicago and it was a mega-hit! For the past 33 years, Eli’s has been the #1 dessert at the food festival, selling over 2 million slices. To keep up with the ever increasing demands, in 1996 Eli’s opened Eli’s Cheesecake World, the 62,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art bakery, corporate office and dessert café, located on Chicago’s northwest side. Eli’s has grown from a local favorite to one of the country’s largest specialty bakeries, turning out 20,000 cheesecakes and desserts daily. Eli’s goal is simple: to create the best cheesecakes and desserts possible, using the finest ingredients available, and to share the company’s success with its talented associates and the community. Eli’s first venture in the restaurant business began in 1940 with the popular coffee shop Eli’s Ogden Huddle, later followed by Eli’s Stage Delicatessen—a celebrity hangout for soon-to-be famous performers like Woody Allen and Barbara Streisand. The who’s who of Chicago and the world followed Eli to Eli’s the Place for Steak which opened in 1966, where he decided to make cheesecake his signature dessert. Working in his restaurant’s kitchen, he created a cheesecake so rich and creamy that his customers proclaimed it Chicago’s finest. As a family-owned business, Eli’s is proud to support their community, local farmers and small businesses. Although Eli’s has grown dramatically over the past 34 years, we still take our time to bake the highest quality desserts for your table by slow baking our cheesecakes in small batches, and allow the finest ingredients to develop to their optimum flavors. We use slow cultured cream cheese and sour cream to achieve the perfect taste and texture, and we hand-decorate all of our desserts so that they taste as good as they look.
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Eli's Cheesecake was created by Eli Schulman as a signature dessert for his restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, over twenty-five years ago. What started as a local favorite has turned into one of the country’s largest specialty bakeries. All of our desserts are handmade with the highest quality all-natural ingredients. Enjoy!
Eli's Cheesecake Co is based in Chicago, IL and creates the finest desserts from the best ingredients and ships them all over the world. Our dessert products make great gifts and can even be customized for any occasion.
Founded: Chicago, IL in 1980
HoursMon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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James Beard Eats WeekCelebrate Chicago’s famous culinary scene during #JBEatsWeek April 21- May 1 with a special dessert inspired by James Beard. We'll be serving Eli’s Honey Caramel...
08:00 AM - 04/21/2017
Eli's In-Store Dock SaleEaster/Spring In-Store Dock Sale Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14 from 8am-6pm AND Saturday, April 15 from 9am-5pm Join us in the Bakery Cafe & Retail Store...
08:00 AM - 04/13/2017
Cheesecake with an Irish Twist Baking ContestCalling all bakers! Eli’s Cheesecake invites bakers to enter the 4th annual “Cheesecake with an Irish Twist” Bake-off Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM at...
05:30 PM - 03/16/2017
St. Patrick's Day Pre-PartyJoin us for a FREE St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party! Enjoy Shamrock Cookie Decorating, Winnin’ o’ the Prize Wheel, Meet & Greet with Eli’s Big Slice, Luck o’...
04:00 PM - 03/16/2017
Valentine's Day at Eli'sCelebrate Valentine's Day at Eli's Cheesecake Cafe with a special lunch, including a Heart-Shaped Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup & Strawberry Topped Cheesecake for...
10:00 AM - 02/14/2017
Valentine’s Day Cake Decorating Class*THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT* Create your own Rosette Cake for Valetine’s Day! An Eli’s Cake Decorator Will Show You Step by Step how to Decorate Your Own Rosette...
05:00 PM - 02/13/2017
Valentine's Day CelebrationCelebrate Valentine's Day at Eli's Cheesecake Cafe with a special lunch, including a Heart-Shaped Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup & Strawberry Topped Cheesecake for...
10:00 AM - 02/11/2017
Chicago Restaurant WeekJoin us for a special menu inspired by The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook! Prix Fixe Menu, $22 per person, Includes: • Eli’s Famous Chicken Matzo Ball Soup • Turkey...
11:00 AM - 01/27/2017
Founder's Day CelebrationCelebrate the Founding of Eli’s Cheesecake! Eli Schulman, founder of Eli’s Cheesecake was born on January 22, 1910. In honor of what would have been his 107th...
11:00 AM - 01/21/2017
Cookbook SigningGet your copy of The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook signed by co-author Maureen Schulman! While you're at Eli's, enjoy special sales, gift wrapping, holiday treats and...
01:00 PM - 12/17/2016
Eli's Thanksgiving Dock SaleThanksgiving Dock Sale Saturday, November 19 · 9am-1pm Cafe open until 5pm! The best deals of the season, and huge savings just in time for Turkey Day! Save up...
09:00 AM - 11/19/2016
Halloween FestEnjoy 5 days of Halloween Fun, including FREE DIY activities, at our annual Halloween Fest at our Bakery Cafe located at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive. For the most...
07:00 AM - 10/27/2016
Eli's Annual Classic Car ShowEli's Annual Classic Car Show from 10am-3pm Join us for the Eli's Cheesecake Festival and show off your Classic Car! The first 200 participants will receive a free...
10:00 AM - 07/31/2016
Eli's Cheesecake FestivalEli’s Cheesecake Festival Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Chicago Free Admission · Free Parking · Free Cheesecake Samples Thursday,...
10:00 AM - 07/28/2016
Eli's 36th Birthday Cake at Taste of ChicagoHelp Eli's Cheesecake & the Taste of Chicago celebrate our 36th Birthdays! Eli's Big Cake will be at Buckingham Fountain on Saturday, July 9th at 12:30pm with Special...
12:30 PM - 07/09/2016
Farm Stand & Fresh MarketEli's Farm STand & Fresh Market is open from 7am-1pm at Eli's Cheesecake World. Free Continental Breakfast with $5 market purchase 8am-10am Vendors include: Nichol's...
07:00 AM - 06/30/2016
Eli's Father's Day Bike RideJoin us for our 12th Annual Father’s Day Bike Ride! Ten mile recreational ride: Begins at Eli’s Cheesecake World. Route TBD. Free safety inspections: Get your...
08:45 AM - 06/19/2016
Farm Stand & Fresh Market Grand OpeningOpening Day Ribbon Cutting at 10am! We’re kicking off the Summer with a Farm Stand & Fresh Market grand opening celebration! Join us for a complimentary breakfast...
07:00 AM - 06/16/2016
Eli's Spring In-Store Dock SaleShop Eli’s Spring In-Store Dock Sale! Enjoy dock sale prices in our retail store! Save on Spring Cheesecakes & Desserts, perfect for Easter Sunday! Don’t forget...
08:00 AM - 03/23/2016
Eli’s President’s Day Celebration!Meet the (Eli’s) President! Join us for our Tasting and Traditions Presentation with special guest, Marc Schulman, President of the Eli’s Cheesecake Company!...
11:00 AM - 02/15/2016
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