This is the story of how I brought 10 Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecakes for Christmas from Toronto, to Montreal to Vancouver. For those that don’t know what Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake, you can read more about it here.
It is currently one of the most popular bakeries in Toronto. Given the fact that there is a limit for one cake per customer for every visit, it is still quite amazing how I managed to get so much, but here’s what I did.
During my first visit on a cold night, I waited for about 20 minutes in line in the cold, then another 30 minutes in the store to get my hands on two. For every visit, you can buy one Original flavour, along with another edition, so that day I got the Angel Cake special edition.
I asked the Uncle Tetsu staff when was the best time to go back for more, and apparently when it opens and between the hours of 11-12PM it is quite slow.
The next day I went back around 9AM, and it was easy. I lined up multiple times and it took me about 30 minutes to buy the other 8 cakes. The rest of history – I fit the 10 cheesecakes into my bag and had it as a carry-on for my flight to Vancouver.