Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge Sampling

cheesecake_web-250x280From March 7-28, 2013 Vancouver Foodster is running a cheesecake challenge with twelve separate restaurants participating.  Go out and order the cheesecakes in this challenge, then you decide who has the best cheesecake creation.

We were invited to try three and headed to the Gramercy Grill, Salontea and Santori Factory.


Gramercy Grill Strawberry Cheese Cake – Baked Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake with Graham Wafer Crust



Salontea Vanilla Chai tea-infused cheesecake – flourless brownie and hazelnut base, with a hint of orange zest. Topped with  Salontea Dancer tea-poached fresh blueberries.  Gluten free.



Satori Factory Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Cheesecake

Crust: Almonds, garbanzo flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, fava flour, sugar, butter, free range egg, organic sugar, cinnamon, salt

Filling: cream cheese, goat cheese, vanilla bean, cream, sour cream, free range eggs, corn starch, organic sugar

Topping: organic green apples, organic sugar, ginger cinnamon crisp garnish: corn starch, fava flour, garbanzo flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, organic sugar, canola oil, ginger, cinnamon, salt

Of the three I tried the Satori Factory was the most original and had a nice dense texture a mild apple pie flavour.  Must try more from this great spot.  Some of there other baked goods below.




Participating Restaurant, Bakeries and Cafes


Bella Gelateria
1001 West Cordova Street

Darby’s Pub
2001 Macdonald Street

Dunns Famous
827 Seymour Street

Fable Kitchen
1944 West 4th Avenue

Fets Bar & Grill
1230 Commercial Drive

The Gramercy Grill
2685 Arbutus Street

Max’s Burgers
521 West 8th Avenue

3010 Granville Street

Satori Factory
5054 Victoria Drive

Tarts Bakery 
1509 West Broadway

Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House
450 Granville Street
321 Water Street
1391 Richards Street
2655 Arbutus Street

North Vancouver

Pier 7 Restaurant

25 Wallace Mews Rd


Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond


Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge