A bagel, like a galaxy and an off-season mall Santa, is a circular formation with a center of pure emptiness. Fill your inner void with bready fluff with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of deli fare at Boopa's Bagel Deli, located in the Fossil Creek Plaza.
The bagel makers at Boopa's Bagel Deli boil and bake doughy disks daily and pair them with a menu of delectable cream cheeses and sandwich stuffings. Bagel buffs treat the authentic, New York–style bagels to a scalding bath in malt water before baking them to a crisp, rendering them crusty on the outside and chewy within, like a criminal filled with circus peanuts. Flavors of bagel ($1 for one; $5.75 for a half-dozen; $9.95 for a dozen) include pumpernickel, cranberry orange, and the Boopa, an original creation packed with cinnamon and nuts. Sweet or savory cream cheeses ($2.77–$3 on a bagel) can blanket bagels, such as cinnamon brown sugar or herb garlic. Boopa Bakes include the Carnivore ($7.75), which piles an asiago-cheese bagel crust with roast beef, roast turkey, grilled chicken, tomatoes, red onions, and roasted red peppers, plies it with sun-dried-tomato cream cheese and melted asiago cheese, then bakes the stack of savory slices in a brick oven made from the mystical bricks used on actual yellow brick roads.
Though Boopa's Bagel Deli sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Boopa's Bagel Deli
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. Fourteen 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 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.