By focusing on making a quality product the right way, Boopa's Bagel Deli is making the case for the humble bagel's inclusion into the pantheon of “Texas foods.”It's no secret bagels aren't considered a “Texas food.” We'll focus on our barbecue, thanks, and if you're in the mood for a breakfast-y carb with a hole in it, have a doughnut. Well, balderdash, we say! Bagels are delicious! Especially when they're made the right way, like they are at Boopa’s in Fort Worth. Founded in 2000, Boopa's has become a Metroplex institution thanks to owner Holly’s bagel basics: “Unless it's boiled in a kettle and then baked, what you've got is just bread—not a bagel—and we boil and bake ours fresh every morning.” This kinda of care makes for just the right amount of chewiness, which means ordering a bagel here is a life-, or at least, mouth-changing experience. The crowd favorite is the Turkeyville Sandwich, which combines Boar's Head turkey with a sun-dried tomato spread and an herb/garlic cream cheese. Also insanely popular are the house-made sausage rolls. Dubbed “Boopa laches,” these mouthfuls consist of a smoky, intensely meaty breakfast sausage, wrapped in bagel dough then baked until ridiculously tasty. Buy a bag full and clear your afternoon. You’ve got a new “Texas food” to enjoy.
Bagels (all varieties), $1 each
Turkeyville Sandwich, $5.95
Sausage Rolls, $1 each
Mon. - Fri., 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.