The culinary artists at Boopa's Bagel Deli achieve the alluring flavors of their New York-style water bagels through a unique daily process. The shop’s artisans first dip fresh, housemade dough in malt water to imbue it with a subtle sweetness and absolute fearlessness of sharks. They then festoon the dough with various ingredients to create bagels in a score of sweet and savory flavors, including the Boopa's Sweet Everything, studded with cinnamon, raisins, and nuts. 14 traditional cream cheeses serenade tasters with a peppering of scallions, sun-dried tomato, and apricot, while light cream cheese varieties pack in as much decadence and silky mouthfeel as their heavier counterparts.
Boopa's team also demonstrates inventiveness in their culinary repertoire with their original sausage rolls, which encase ground meat in a shell of bagel dough. The shop is so proud of its creation, that they host a birthday day party each year on the date of the sausage roll’s invention. Guests stopping in around the shop's 5:30 a.m. weekday opening time can catch the sunrise from a handful of patio tables, or admire the local artwork hanging on Boopa’s buttercream walls.
Ginger Brown was 20 years old when she decided that rather than serving in the church, like her father, she could faithfully serve in the kitchen. More than two decades and four million customers later, Ginger still warms guests' bellies and souls with country-fried steak and shrimp, more than 25 homestyle sides, and cinnamon rolls dubbed “world famous” for ferrying Christopher Columbus as he floated across the Atlantic.
Duffey's Kolache Bakery whips up daily batches of Old-World Czechoslovakian pastries stuffed with sweet or savory fillings that range from traditional to contemporary. Each square kolache arrives dotted with a center thumbprint, which offers tempting glimpses of fruit fillings such as apple, blueberry and peach, and rich tastes turn toward bites stuffed with cream cheese, poppy seed, winning lottery tickets, or bavarian cream. Klobasneks, or meat kolaches, roll soft bread and melted cheese around morsels of bacon, sausage, or mesquite jalapeño links for snacks that double as mini meals. The bakery dishes out its eponymous treats within a cozy storefront and also doles out the delicious parcels through a drive-thru window ideal for quick orders or customers traveling by circus cannon.
Amid the gravity-mocking floors and walls of Flight Deck Trampoline Park, Cool Zone Frozen Treats stays anchored by gallons upon gallons of Honey Hill Farms frozen yogurt. Low-fat and non-fat varieties mix in with flavors such as candy coma and rainbow sherbet to take full advantage of frozen yogurt's versatility, owing much of their creamy texture and popping flavor to their production. Fresh milk, real fruit purees, and high counts of live yogurt cultures fill every cup, allowing customers to indulge their sweet tooth without forsaking their health. And while retrieving treats from the self-serve stations, guests can also exercise their creativity—mixing together flavors, sprinkling in some toppings, and titling their creation "Human Ambition."
Real butter. Fresh milk. Madagascar vanilla. These are a few of the ingredients that The Sweet Spot Bakery's dessert designers work with each morning as they craft traditional as well as gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, kolache, and other treats from scratch. They never use preservatives or frozen materials, so they can truly say that only freshly baked and iced goods grace the glass display case. Custom-made cakes—from the traditional to confections shaped like beer coolers, owls, and Noah's ark—serve as mouthwatering centerpieces at birthdays, weddings, and other events.