Astoria, Food and Drink May 12, 2014 We Heart Cream Cheese: It’s Time to Vote! Despite it’s moniker, Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company is a home-grown institution. We are big fans, and the community agrees given their second year win in our Best of Astoria. (…) Share this Scoop by Emily Rios total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Despite it’s moniker, Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company is a home-grown institution. We are big fans, and the community agrees given their second year win in our Best of Astoria. (…) by Emily Rios Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Astoria Bar Review: Astoria Tavern, Your Soon to Be New Favo (...) Despite it’s moniker, Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company is a home-grown institution. We are big fans, and the community agrees given their second year win in our Best of Astoria. We were totally honored when we found out that the cream cheese geniuses wanted to devote a flavor all about us, and the neighborhood. We reached out to our readers for ideas & inspiration, and you delivered! Read below for our three finalists and vote for your favorite on Facebook & Twitter over the next two weeks. Feel free to also cast your vote here with a blog post comment. We will announce the winner LIVE on Friday, May 30, at the 30th Ave location (3614 30th Ave). If you would like to try a taste before you cast your vote, stop by the 30th Ave location and sample all three varieties. Baklava Reader Amy E. is responsible for kicking off the conversation with a sweeter style spread, and given our Greek roots, makes it a perfect candidate for a We Heart Astoria flavor. For the record, I am not a sweet cream cheese girl, but I could eat this all day (between us…I did just that). Chunky pieces of nuts with a hint of honey and nutmeg. If you are fan of our local Greek influence, sweet cream cheese flavors, and baklava; this cream cheese should get your vote! #WHABaklava Feta & Kalamata Olive This cream cheese contender stays true to those Greek roots, but was created for the savory lovers palate. As reader Julie C. remarked “Feta & kalamata olive cream cheese. Greek origins. Plus everybody likes feta. BOOM.” The team at Brooklyn Bagel agreed. In this cream cheese, you get nice pieces of feta that melt in your mouth with a nice kick of that briny kalmata olive taste. The best part? The olive isn’t overpowering-it’s there but shares the spotlight with the Feta. The more I eat it, the more I love it. #WHAKalamata Pub This cream cheese came into being after a whole host of you started the idea of a beer inspired cream cheese, but it was reader Lindsay that suggested the flavor combo of cheddar cheese with an ale. Although this cream cheese is non-alcoholic it’s flavor inspiration comes from the bar culture that has really started to grow in Astoria and Queens as a whole. Cheddar Cheese pieces are woven into a horseradish and mustard base, with just a hint of cayenne pepper. When you stop in at Brooklyn Bagel on a Saturday morning, this savory flavor will help you fondly recall your pub pursuits from the night before, in a good way! #WHAPub All of these flavors are fantastic, and we are super excited to see our name next to one of them. Be cool people and only cast your vote once (maybe twice) either on social media or with a blog comment. Twitter Facebook Email Print baklavabrooklyn bagel & coffee companyCommunity Votecream cheesefeta & kalamataFlavorstormpub About Emily Rios Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn. Related scoops Astoria Bar Review: Astoria Tavern, Your Soon to Be New Favo (...) 25 Comments Lenny August 2nd, 2014 Would love to have the address to the places in your great articles! Reply BrianaM May 20th, 2014 Pub! I sampled a taste at the 30th Ave store this weekend and simply enjoyed it, I would love to see this savory cheemcheese become a staple. VOTE PUB in ’14 ;) Reply GersonK May 18th, 2014 Going against the grain with Kalamata. Reply Terry May 15th, 2014 My vote is for PUB!!! Reply John May 13th, 2014 Not a big fan of bagle with cream cheese, but these look intriguing! Reply Erik May 13th, 2014 I like cream cheese and I like beer. There is only one correct answer: Pub! Reply Sean May 13th, 2014 Pub!!!!! Reply GersonK May 13th, 2014 No free samples at Broadway!? This is an outrage. An outrage I say. Reply Melissa May 13th, 2014 Pub! Do it! Reply Dave letch May 12th, 2014 Pub all the way baby! Reply Aerin May 12th, 2014 Pub all the way! Reply Mike May 12th, 2014 Pub sonnnnn Reply Erica May 12th, 2014 Gimme that PUB!! Hands down sounds like a great shmear Reply Sean May 12th, 2014 PUB! Reply Jen Co May 12th, 2014 Pub all the way! Reply Al May 12th, 2014 I’m casting a vote for Pub. Sounds like a great combination of ingredients. Reply Beyhan May 12th, 2014 PUB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Katie May 12th, 2014 Pub! Reply Joe Pinzone May 12th, 2014 Pub looks great! That’s my vote Reply Lisa May 12th, 2014 Pub! Who doesn’t love beer, cheese, and bagels?! Reply Mand May 12th, 2014 PUB all the way! Make it happen, please! Reply Rachel May 12th, 2014 Pub! Reply Lauren N May 12th, 2014 PUB Reply Joanna Zwickel May 12th, 2014 I vote for Pub! Sounds delicious!! Reply Sarah May 12th, 2014 Pub cream cheese!?! Officially casting my vote. This better win! 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