Einstein Bros. Pretzel Bagels
It’s been years since we’ve wandered into an Einstein Bros. The lure of a pretzel bagel instigated a visit. The heavily salted pretzels are quite tasty. But, there is a doughiness to Einstein’s bagels that keeps them from being truly crave-worthy. We also tried the pumpkin and pumpkin crunch bagels. They were fine in an acceptable, but, almost forgettable way. The one memory is a heavy handed use of pumpkin pie spice that left an almost bitter aftertaste.
The selection of vigorously whipped sweet schmears resemble icing more than a cream cheese spread. The pumpkin schmear was a dead ringer for a flavored cream cheese icing.
On the day of our visit (Sunday) they were giving away $5 off gift cards for the next visit. So, we might give them another chance. We’ll be hoping for a batch of pretzel bagels salted with a lighter hand.