Where to find good (ie NOT Philadelphia) Cream Cheese in (North) London?
Having just got back from a trip to NY where I gorged on Russ & Daughters cream cheese, I can't go back to Philadelphia just now. I've been using it to make a British sandwich - cream cheese, walnut, & date, which I first had at a teashop in the village of Down. I live in Clerkenwell, so if anyone knows of a place in North London that would have it (do I have to go to Golders Green?!) please let me know. I haven't tried asking at the deli counter in Waitrose. Would cheese shops have soft cheese/cream cheese fresh? Thanks very much.
You could probably get some 'proper' cream cheese at the Brick Lane Beigel Bake. Otherwise, yes, the jewish delis in Golders Green are a good bet, but as a halfway house, waitrose do an organic cream cheese that comes in a round tub that is way better than philadelphia (although not as good as the real deal)