July 30 is National Cheesecake Day! But Rockford doesn't have a Cheesecake Factory to score their deal... thankfully we still have plenty of delicious choices.

They say your taste buds change every seven years and I completely believe that. Otherwise I wouldn't like cheesecake.

I thought I disliked cheesecake my entire life, because, well I did. Until about four years ago when my tastebuds changed and I realized I missed a lot of greatness because of my cheesecake aversion.

Thankfully you've always loved cheesecake. And we can all celebrate because today is National Cheesecake Day!

You can drive to Schaumburg to take advantage of The Cheesecake Factory's half price deal, or you can enjoy some sweet creaminess closer to home.

Here are three great cheesecake you can eat on a cheesecake crawl in the Rockford area.

First stop, Bella Luna Bakery . When I devoured a cherry cheesecake from Bella Luna, I knew I was officially a cheesecake fan. Honestly, this might be the only place where I could eat plain cheesecake.


808 Cheesecake is your next stop on a Rockford area cheesecake crawl. 808 is located in Roscoe and their other location is in Hawaii, so be sure to stop there too when you get a chance.

These little bites are pure heaven and they're so small you can just eat ten of them and not feel bad at all.


Finally you can make a stop at Pig Minds in Machesney Park for a vegan version of a delicious cheezecake. No actual cheese...

The cake is a cashew/chick-pea based cake on a housemade Graham Cracker crust topped with a fresh strawberry sauce.

Did we miss your favorite cheesecake in the area, send us a message on the 97ZOK app and fill us in!

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