“Zabar’s is running low. Tompkins Square Bagels is down to sticks. Pick-a-Bagel has only a few days’ supply left. All over New York City, bagel makers say, a schmear shortage is threatening one of the most treasured local delicacies: a fresh bagel with cream cheese.” NYT: How a Cream Cheese Shortage Is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops. The supply chain appears to be lactose intolerant.