Crumble & Whisk

6270 Overland Ave, Emeryville
(415) 237-3318

Recent Reviews

Sushi W.

My husband has never been a fan of cakes. With Shelter in Place / Covid-19, I decided to order a birthday meal with cheesecake delivered to our home. The meal was delicious (Meatball and Chicken Pot Pie). It is peppery and just the way we like our food. The Cheesecakes are the best in the SF Bay Area. We got the Cheesecake Box. Delectable!

Tyson R.

Great tasting high quality food. My weekly meals from C&W are a nice treat during the covid shelter in place

Zoe L.

I ordered a dessert box, paid online the same day, and picked up the box from the Emeryville location on the following day. The desserts were beautiful and super super delicious. They are incredibly responsive (whether you contact by phone or send a chat on their website) and super sweet/happy to work with you if there is something specific you're looking for or want to ask about a specific time frame. I love this place and will definitely return so I can sample the cheesecake!

Celestine S.

Everyone should pay a visit to Crumble & Whisk. I could never be convinced to eat cheesecake, until my daughter introduced me to Crumble & Whisk. I have tried a number of selections. And they are delicious!! Today, I met Charles, the owner. He's a very generous man. You must try these desserts.

Peonie S.

Worth. Every. Dollar! Every Sunday, especially during shelter in place, I look forward to going to the San Rafael Farmers market not only to get my fresh produce from the farmers, but also to get a sweet treat from Crumble and Whisk. Each week they have a secret flavor cheesecake, and I have never been disappointed in any of them! (Last week, it was Matcha Avocado Cheesecake topped with blackberries!!! It was divine!) Their regular flavors are also so delicious! (I recommend the strawberry!) Sometimes they also bring their other sweet treats which are all very rich and tasty. If you see Crumble and Whisk at your local farmers market, treat yourself. You deserve it during this time!

Mike H.

Ordered NY cheesecake for mother in law for birthday. She loved it. C&W even delivered it to her residence in Bay Area. Charles was fast and professional in replying back given the short notice.

Helen F.

My office recently ordered these cakes for a special event and I am in love with the Berry + Beets.

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The Strawberry cheesecake was phenomenal . I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

Michael J.

I frequent the location at Oakland Farmers market by Lake Merrit on Saturday's. These cheese cakes are delicious and worth waiting for. Charles is always so prprofessional and very friendly. Great guy and takes pride in his products and the presentation. Love to support this business everytime I see them. I would def recommend everyone try and use them for ur catered events

Silvia M.

Charles is an exceptional pastry chef, and an exceptionally kind human being. He makes the best cheesecakes outside of New York City -- and the most beautiful cheesecakes I've ever seen. The care he puts into creating AND designing his cakes is simply above and beyond. Delicious cookies too, I ordered 400 pcs (snickerdoodles, red velvet, choco chip) and he was super easy to work with, super communicative, willing to work with my budget, and made sure it got delivered early. I really trust in the quality of his baked goods, and his customer service has made me a loyal customer. Do yourself a favor and try the beet & berry cheesecake the next time you're in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market -- then reach out to him to get cheesecake bites or cookies for your next big event! Support your local Bay Area patisserie and satisfy your guests at the same time! I promise it's worth the price, and again Charles is willing to work with you on whatever your budget is. Thank you Charles and C&W team!

Katy T.

So I have been bugging my boyfriend to go to the Walnut Creek farmer's market for a while. Finally he agreed. While walking past the rows I see beautiful cheesecakes. Being vegan, I don't eat cheesecake, but prior to transitioning I loved cheesecake. Despite this I walked over thinking maybe they'd have an option for me. And they did! They had a vegan cheesecake in a cute little size to buy. I was a little hesitant, because I've had some gross vegan versions of foods I used to like. Despite this I purchased it and brought it to a family dinner that night. And let me tell you, it was one of the most delicious things I've ever put in my mouth, vegan or not. I had my boyfriend and friend try it, and they really liked it too. I highly highly recommend. I now know where to go is I ever want decadent dessert. I ate it too fast to take a picture

Kristina Sterling Engan

Amazing works of perfect edible art, handcrafted with love. You owe it to your friends and family to experience one of their cakes. We ordered a Madagascar vanilla bourbon cheesecake for our daughter’s birthday, and this cake helped make her party truly memorable. Thank you, Crumble & Whisk!

Ron F.

Hi Charlie, I just wanted to let you know that the 7 inch Triple Chocolate Cheesecake was as rich as you described and awesome to present to my boys for Christmas. It was amazing, delicious and decadent. It was a hit for all of us. Thank you for helping to make our Christmas the best. Ron

A D.

If I could give Crumble & Whisk 10 stars, I definitely would! I stumbled upon this gem a few months ago at the farmer's market in Old Oakland, and I now refuse to eat any other cheesecake. The texture is so creamy, the flavors are delicious, and I've always been given great service! I recently had a Christmas party with friends, so I placed an order of a few personal sized cheesecakes so my friends and I could have a cheesecake tasting. I picked up the sample box (best thing ever) from the kitchen in Emeryville, and everyone loved it! Sorry I dont have photos to post as I usually get excited and just dig in lol.

Daniela Patterson

AMAZING! I visited the crumble and whisk at the Walnut Creek Farmers Market with my daughter and tried a sample and couldn’t leave without buying a cake. I decided on the Lemon cheesecake and I can without a doubt say it’s the BEST cheesecake I’ve ever had! Quality through and through and wort every penny.

Dcrown R.

To choose Crumble & Whisk for our holiday dessert this year turned out to be one of the highlights of our family's holiday meal. From placing the order to picking up and serving this piece of art was perfect. Thank you Charles.

Daphne B.

So since I started the Medical Medium a few years back there has been little food wise that I look forward to. This diet is Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, soy free, corn free and I tell most people it is not even worth talking about as it is so sad going from the foodie I use to be. That was until I had a custom birthday cake from here. Seriously, I have no idea how it is done, but this tastes just like a NY style cheesecake and I was in heaven. You can find the stand at the Grand Lake Farmer's Market in Oakland on Saturdays, but if you want to order a vegan or custom cake you just need to order 48 hrs in advance - best to call.

Motoki Wu

We found Crumble & Whisk at the Grand Lake farmer's market. We eventually became regulars as we enjoyed the delicious cheesecakes every week. They come up with new and unique flavors all the time.

Mary M.

Amazing cheesecake. I saw this place at the farmers market at the ferry building. Although it is a bit pricy ($12 for a 4" cheesecake, serves 2) it is probably one of the freshest most decadent cheesecake I've ever had. We had the seasonal maple flavor. The graham cracker crust was rich and buttery. Will definitely be back for more!

Oralia C.

I picked up two cheesecakes at the Grand Lake Farmers Market yesterday. Pucker Up Lemon and their seasonal Burnt Honey Carrot something or other. They both were PHENOMENAL!!! I couldn't even wait to share with my brother so that just means I'll have to go and pick up some more soon. I'm a self proclaimed cheesecake connoisseur and I fell in LOVE! Can't wait to try out different flavors.

Kerry V.

I was at a loss this year for my birthday. I already had a gluten intolerance, and had recently found out that I also had problems with anything dairy-related. And cheesecake is my absolutely favorite. One year I had a cheesecake from work, *and* a cheesecake from my boyfriend! So I thought that might rule out any cheesecake at all. Who makes a gluten-free, dairy-free cheesecake (maybe Daiya in the frozen section, but how about one that actually tastes good)? To top it off, cashews are the common alternate way of making a vegan cheesecake filling, as it turns out, but they're high FODMAP, which my stomach doesn't particularly like either. And I'm not fond of trying to create something myself in the baking department... Crumble & Whisk, as far as I know, is the only Bay Area cheesecake maker to do a low-FODMAP, dairy-free, gluten-free cheesecake (also vegan), that uses firm tofu instead of cashews. Fortunately I can do soy. It contains no other nuts either, which is great because I also have a couple nut allergies! Food allergy sufferers, rejoice! Anyway, this cake is TASTY. It's creamy, vanilla-y, with delicious fruit on top, and the crust is top-notch! The cheese texture is spot on. I'd say it doesn't taste exactly like cheese, you can taste the soy undertones a bit. I say that because I think you'll enjoy it more if you don't have that expectation. It is, however, the closest I've had to a cheese flavor without cheese. And it tastes *great*! It's a mild, sweet flavor that matches perfectly with the buttery-tasting (but non-dairy) salty crust. Super dense and rich. It is gourmet pricing. But for the quality of ingredients, flavor, aesthetics, and being able to enjoy cheesecake on my birthday, totally worth it for me! I'd say the 9" is suited to a party... with how rich it is, we are considering freezing some for later. I believe I've talked to the owner Charles himself a few times when I was asking questions on the phone about the order. He's super nice and helpful. We went to pick it up in Emeryville, and you literally walk into the kitchen and can see stuff being made! I also heard that he's willing to do custom-flavored vegan, gluten-free cheesecakes, and was playing around with a lemon-flavored one! Be still my heart!! Would definitely order from again. Thank you for giving me back my cheesecake, Crumble & Whisk!!!

Anthony H

The cake they delivered didn't nearly match the order. They asked how it was 10 days ago by email and have not responded to my concerns.

Adam B.

I've passed by this stand at the Farmers' Market for ages and finally decided to give it a go. It does seem a bit pricey to spent $10 on an individual cheesecake. But it is super filling, so it's actually like two desserts (assuming you space it out). Plus everything is pricey around the Ferry Building, so par for the course. Strawberry Cheesecake: A classic. Love the jam-like swirls on top to supplement the fresh cut strawberry. Some chain restaurants have funky fruit on top since they make it far in advance, but this tasted perfect. And, of course, the cheesecake was great. None of this runny no-bake nonsense, this was a properly baked cheesecake with a thick and creamy base. Beet & Berry Cheesecake: At first, I was apprehensive about eating beet in my cheesecake, but it looked too good to pass up. Turns out it doesn't taste like a really earthy beet you'd find on the side of some Eastern European dinner plate. It's more like regular old blueberry cheesecake that happens to be less sweet. I liked it. Though to be honest, I prefer the oversweet regular blueberry variety. I Love New York Cheesecake: Normally I prefer a nice berry sauce with my cheesecake, but the regular old plain version was fine. They somehow manage to make the cheesecake both airy and rich. Goes great with a coffee.

Alyssa Astrinos

Charle's cakes are INCREDIBLE! Perfect consistency, just as cheesecake should be - and very generous sizing. They were super easy to work with and happy to do a special custom flavor (no one else in the Bay would do it!) Needless to say, this is now my go-to Cheesecake company and excited to check out their catering too!

Jeremy W.

Ordered a NY-style cheesecake for a friend's birthday. Very easy to work with and phenomenal cheesecake. Next time I'm needing a cheesecake fix I'll hit them up.... curious about some of the other flavors especially the Puckered Up! (lemon)

Onur Erbilgin

I ordered two cheesecakes: the beet and berry, and the puckered up lemon. The beet and berry was probably the best cheesecake I've ever had in my life! It was not too sweet, had the perfect tartness, and wasn't too heavy. The lemon cake was also very good, but too sweet for my taste, but if you have a sweet tooth it may be perfect. Also, their crust is very buttery, again a little too buttery for me, but possibly perfect for you!

Onur E.

I ordered two cheesecakes: the beet and berry, and the puckered up lemon. The beet and berry was probably the best cheesecake I've ever had in my life! It was not too sweet, had the perfect tartness, and wasn't too heavy. The lemon cake was also very good, but too sweet for my taste, but if you have a sweet tooth it may be perfect. Also, their crust is very buttery, again a little too buttery for me, but possibly perfect for you! I considered taking a star off for these personal disagreements, but half the people who tried these cakes said the lemon was their favorite (some also claiming "best cheesecake ever"), so I do think that Crumble and Whisk creates the perfect, 5-star cheesecake for you; you'll just need to find it! I can't wait to find more excuses to get fancy cheesecakes so I can try all the flavors!

Britney G.

Charles is a rockstar! He's known for his cheesecakes but our company was lucky enough to find him as one of our new breakfast caterers! Staff absolutely loves the breakfast salad that is offered: Potatoes, boiled eggs, mixed greens, avocados, and bacon! Yum! We also order pastries in the morning. Today's came with a special red jam - it tastes sooooo good! We look forward to ordering again in the near future. Thank you Charles for being timely and consistent in the quality of your work.

Brandy Esparza

I ordered the 7" Beet and Berry Cheesecake for a birthday lunch for my best friend. This was the best cheesecake I've ever eaten. It was beautiful, with berries and sauce artfully placed on top, and some of the sauce was laced into the center of the cake. The cake itself was decadent, rich, creamy, and smooth while also light and fluffy. The crust was buttery and delicious, like a cookie and a crust at the same time. The cake was tall, and decorated with glaze, dusting sugar, and delicate little edible flowers to match! I added some gold leaf to mine for the special occasion. I highly recommend Crumble and Whisk. I picked up in Emeryville and it was a little tough to find, but the owners are usually on top of communicating and it wasn't much of an issue. They also offer pick up at 2 different farmers markets or delivery. I will be back!

Brandy

I ordered the 7" Beet and Berry Cheesecake for a birthday lunch for my best friend. This was the best cheesecake I've ever eaten. It was beautiful, with berries and sauce artfully placed on top, and some of the sauce was laced into the center of the cake. The cake itself was decadent, rich, creamy, and smooth while also light and fluffy. The crust was buttery and delicious, like a cookie and a crust at the same time. The cake was tall, and decorated with glaze, dusting sugar, and delicate little edible flowers to match! I added some gold leaf to mine for the special occasion. I highly recommend Crumble and Whisk. I picked up in Emeryville and it was a little tough to find, but the owners are usually on top of communicating and it wasn't much of an issue. They also offer pick up at 2 different farmers markets or delivery. I will be back!

Tracy Riccetti

Seriously AMAZING cheesecakes! I ordered these for our monthly office birthday celebration and they were a huge hit! Charles was so pleasant to communicate with and made the process of ordering the cakes really easy. He even personally delivered them to our office in downtown SF. The flavors and attention to detail in his decorations are phenomenal! Definitely the cheesecakes you want to bring to impress a party!

Jamie Cannady

We stopped by Charles’ stand at the Oakland Saturday farmers market and were blown away by the amazing flavors and tastes of his unique cheesecakes. Reasonably priced for the quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. Highly recommend stopping by!

Joe B.

Live their cakes... I can't say enough. I get fat just thinking about it. Lolol There is a lot of love in these pies.

Tracy R.

Seriously AMAZING cheesecakes! I ordered these for our monthly office birthday celebration and they were a huge hit! Charles was so pleasant to communicate with and made the process of ordering the cakes really easy. He even personally delivered them to our office in downtown SF. The flavors and attention to detail in his decorations are phenomenal! Definitely the cheesecakes you want to bring to impress a party!

Britany Madoski

These are (by far) the best cheesecakes I've ever had. I found them by chance at the Lake Merritt farmers market, and have been hooked ever since. As someone who doesn't like overly-sweet things, I love how light and flavorful they are, without the extra sugar. The quality of ingredients is obvious, and they offer a wide range of flavors (lemon is my favorite!). Besides offering an amazing product, their customer service is excellent. They are always accommodating, even for last minute orders. This is a local business worth supporting!

Britany M.

These are (by far) the best cheesecakes I've ever had. I found them by chance at the Lake Merritt farmers market, and have been hooked ever since. As someone who doesn't like overly-sweet things, I love how light and flavorful they are, without the extra sugar. The quality of ingredients is obvious, and they offer a wide range of flavors (lemon is my favorite!). Besides offering an amazing product, their customer service is excellent. They are always accommodating, even for last minute orders. This is a local business worth supporting!

Cregg Green

Best cheesecake in the Bay Area, best vegan cheesecake I've had in my life .Awesome customer experience friendly staff super attentive.

Shinnie Her

The cheese cakes are AMAZING! I love cheesecake and have been trying to find a place that has a variety of flavors rather than just the regular old cheesecake. This place takes the cake. So many flavors to choose from. I brought a couple personal sizes to work and EVERYONE raved on and on about how delicious it was! Can't wait to get my hands on more.

Carole H.

These are the best Cheesecakes! If you like LIGHT, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH texture and DELICATE flavor. The crust is even LIGHT and perfectly CRUNCHY. Our niece who is a baker and lover of Cheesecake, was visiting from NY. I presented her with all of the flavors of the mini cakes for her birthday......she just opened her eyes wide and said, "WOW"! Charles went out of his way to meet me at his Berkeley bakery for an easy pick up of a sample box of 4. Then he gave me a Goat Cheese that was the absolute best ever, lightly whipped and herbed to perfection. Everyone left wanting more of everything. Thank you Charles, you have truly spoiled us. Carole

Jennifer Dixon

I am lactose-intolerant, so I ordered the vegan New York-style cheesecake for a holiday party and it was INCREDIBLE. First of all, it was probably one of the best cheesecakes I've had, period. It was rich and wonderfully flavorful. The crust was perfect. Secondly, it was creamy but still firm. It practically melted in your mouth. Thirdly, the presentation was beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. I had been seeing them at the Lake Merritt Farmer's Market every Saturday morning, but I often got there after they sold their dairy free items, but I was able to place an order for a cheesecake about 4 days in advance and picked it up from their kitchen the day before the party. It was ready when they said it would be, no issues at all.