Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Strawberry Cream Cheese!

I started off Saturday morning with the intention of making my way down to the Chelsea Markets located in the southwest corner of the district, but the hunger rumbling in my stomach didn’t allow me to make it that far. I passed a bagel shop with people seated in the window, enjoying their large New York bagels slathered in cream cheese.

After continuing a block or so, the image remained in the fore-front of my mind and beckoned me to join. I couldn’t help myself. I did a quick 180 and high-tailed it back up the street to Murray’s Bagels. I’ve never heard of this place before, but I am certain they must be a popular hang-out, judging by the crowd inside.

The shop had about 20 different choices of bagels, including cinnamon raisin, whole wheat poppy seed, and everything. THEN, you got to choose your smear from their variety of freshly made cream cheese spreads! They had pimento, maple walnut raisin, scallion, jalapeno…so many choices!

I opted for a multi-grain bagel with strawberry cream cheese. There were huge pieces of strawberries mixed into the cream cheese! I cannot tell you how happy this made me. I have this thing for strawberries, and I mean, fresh strawberries, not artificially-flavored strawberry concoctions. The strawberry cream cheese spread made by Philadelphia is okay, but this strawberry spread was out of this world! Fresh chunks of strawberry and cream cheese on top of an enormous, chewy bagel…you can’t get much better than that. It was creamy and full of the wonderful taste of STRAWBERRIES!!!

What an excellent beginning to my Saturday! I’m glad my tummy made me stop. :-)

Can you see the chunks of strawberries?!?!?

1 comment:

Emiline said...

Oooh, that sounds pretty good. :)
I love bagels and cream cheese.