San Franciscans know how to move. Sometimes Silicon Valley residents zip around in driverless cars, shared Lyft rides or motorized scooters. Today some of that movement came in the form of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area. In light of our recent quake, it seemed like the perfect day to cover one of the newest dessert purveyors we discovered in the city by the bay. CheeseQuakes! is one of the latest additions to the San Francisco Ferry Building‘s constantly expanding arsenal of tasty grub hot spots. There are Sweets Collection’s gorgeous milk-based gelatin flowers that are almost too pretty to eat at La Cocina’s kiosk. Chocoholics won’t want to miss Recchiuti Confections and then there’s the divine ice cream from Humphry Slocombe. Oh, and truffles. Don’t forget the decadent white truffles you can forage for at Far West Fungi. Saying that the Ferry Building is a foodie treasure trove is practically an understatement. The list of yum goes on and on and on…
CheeseQuakes! is notable for a few reasons, not the least of which is their awesome name. We love CheeseQuakes! because, get this, they make mini cheesecakes. What a fantastic novel idea. There’s no need to lock yourself into a single flavor like you typically have to succumb to when you order a ginormous slice over on the East coast. Commitment-phobes will adore the brand’s snackable bite sized three inch individual cheesecakes. CheeseQuakes! also sells babycake trios. These little triplets let you share a flight of cheesecake whimsy with friends, no cutting of the cake required.
Reason #446 we love CheeseQuakes!, well, that would have to be because they sell just the crust bags of their chocolate shortbread crust. Genius.
The team over there gets mad props for crafting cheesecake goodies that are all natural and handmade from scratch with local ingredients. In fact, one of our favorite things about CheeseQuakes! is their crazy flavors. (They tend to source many of their specialty ingredients from other local SF-based vendors like Inna Jam and Far West Fungi.)
In addition to CheeseQuakes!, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Bourbon vanilla bean, candycap mushroom, chocolate fernet, dark chocolate jamocha, old fashioned egg nog, pumpkin spice and snickerdoodle are just a few of the many cheesecake options that are available.
Larger sized nine inch party size cheesecakes are also available and so are cheesecake shakes for those who prefer to slurp up their bites of sweetness. Whether you’re looking for unusual takes on a cult classic cake or just interested in putting your money where your mouth is and supporting a local family owned business, CheeseQuakes! is worth adding to your San Francisco foodie to-do list. If you aren’t able to try out CheeseQuakes! in person, here’s reason #446 we love this little local brand. CheeseQuakes! actually supplies some of its recipes right on its website, so you can test them out in your own kitchen at home.
Address: One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111
*You’ll find CheeseQuakes!’s kiosk located right across from the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and they are neighbors with one of our other favorite shops to support, La Cocina.
Hours: Monday Through Friday 10:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 9:30am to 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone: (415) 710-1161 *You can text or call ahead to place orders.
Pricing (All in USD): Bags of Just the Crust $4.75, Babycake Trios $6.50