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.
Ted E's Burgers & More's cooks load more than 19 burgers, signature sandwiches, and salads with fresh ingredients. Guests can indulge in housemade buttermilk biscuits during breakfasts on the weekends, or hand-spun shakes in creative flavors such as cobbler, mint chocolate chip, and deserts like homemade banana pudding, strawberry shortcake, and homemade cobbler.
Cross Your Heart Cupcakes' bakers forge fresh confections daily with real eggs, whole-sweet-cream butter, and from-scratch icing. They craft personalized cakes for all occasions, decorating round or square double-layer cakes with fresh fruit, frosting, fondant, and specialty fillings. The customized cakes, which measure 6 inches–14 inches, magically shrink down to form cake pops, cakeballs, cupcakes, and soundproofing for pixies.
The philosophy at The Dough Bar Co. is simple: life should be sweet for everyone, all the time. To do its part in fulfilling that credo, the shop whips up classic, homemade sweets. One small, handcrafted batch at a time, The Dough Bar spins together Southern butter-pecan bars, each infused with gooey honey, and coconut-chip cookies, each adorned with swirls of chewy caramel. Shipped orders always arrive in decorative packaging to match the festive edibles inside, complete with platinum tins and colorful ribbons.
Karen Dyer and Debbie Morton are snow chefs. Well, sort of. At Taste of Heaven, they develop homemade syrups made from pure cane sugar that flavor the hand-shaved ice that has the look and feel of snow. Satiating every kid's urge to eat snow?except in a far tastier way?the women prepare shaved snow cones infused with flavors such as toasted marshmallow, black cherry, and Dreamsicle at their stand.
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.