Harriet’s Cheesecakes is a bare-bones facility, with one counter and a whiteboard with the available flavors. The folks are friendly, and the sweet potato cheesecake gets a “WOWSA!” from running pig.

You have to wait eight minutes or so, but it’s well worth it. From the gingerbread crust, with a little bit of spice and kick, to the layer of sweet potato pie and the layer of cheesecake, to the thin layer of sour cream and generous portion of candied pecans, this cake is a stunner.

“I appreciate that there is still a cheesecake maker who favors quality over quantity,” says running pig. “My favorite cheesecake in L.A….worth the drive to Inglewood.”

Harriet’s Cheesecakes [South LA]
1515 Centinela Avenue, Inglewood
310-419-2259

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