I've been seeking perfect strawberry cream cheese from bagle stores for long time, and here is the result so far....
1st place: David bagle
14th st & 1st Ave(NOT the other location,
they are diferent.)
-very creamy,very delicate,sweetness is
just right,perfect balance of cream cheese
and strawberry condiment,nice pale pink
color.Try just this cream cheese or at
least on the side, sandwhich ruins the
delicate texture.the bagels are just OK,
other cream cheese kinds are NOT
2nd place: Times square bagle
44th & 7th ave
-although the pink color looks a bit
too artificial,the texture is smooth
and delicate.a little too sweet for
my taste.bagles(non ess-a type)& other
kinds of cream cheese are pretty good.
3rd place: The bagel shoppe
74th st & 2nd Ave
-very much like Times square bagle's.
a bit less creamy & delicate than
T.S.B.'s, but better balanced
sweetness.a close call,could be
I don't like the strawberry cream cheese that just
putting a strawberry jam on a cream cheese,
like Pick a bagle's one or Bagle on square's one. it
looks pretty sad.
Giant bagle deli(13th st & unversity pl)makes strawberry cream cheese that is using fresh strawberry, but it's just like fresh strawberry in cream cheese.not interesting at all.
my search is still going on.if you know good strawberry cream cheese,please let me know.