Starship Bagel in Lewisville, Texas, offers fresh bagels made with a 24-hour fermentation process and boiled prior to baking. The new location in downtown Dallas has long lines and quickly runs out of their popular bagels. The owner, Oren Salomon, has expanded his business to meet demand according to a Dallas Observer article which reports,
“One of the highlights of every trip we take to New York is getting good, fresh bagels early in the morning at some neighborhood bakery, piled high with what seems like a pound of schmear and served up by often surly but efficient servers who aren’t playing around. Best part? It’s almost always for less than $5. In North Texas, we don’t really have many such bagel options, and they certainly are not as ubiquitous as they are in the Five Boroughs.
Oren Salomon, owner of Starship Bagel, aims to change that one bagel at a time. His first location opened in 2021 in Lewisville, offering bagels made in small batches using a 24-hour fermentation process that helps the development of complex gluten, a key to getting that good bagel chew. The bagels are then boiled prior to baking and served up from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they run out. And they do run out.
Salomon has expanded, thankfully, to downtown Dallas, opening his latest location January 20 on Elm Street right under the gaze of Tony Tasset’s Giant Eyeball sculpture in a small space that originally was a newsstand. Dispatches from social media promised great bagels that run out quickly and long lines, so we journeyed out on a crisp winter’s morning to see for ourselves.”
Oren Salomon started Starship Bagel due to poor quality bagels in Dallas. The Lewisville location, with its kettle and oven, now supplies the “game-changing” New York-style bagels to downtown Dallas according to a Dallas Innovates article. They say,
“Salomon told the Dallas Morning News that in his earlier work life—in tech jobs, property management, and owning a downtown Dallas coworking space called Dallas Fort Work—he found that biting into bagels at Dallas events was a “painful” experience. “They were always bagels I didn’t want to eat,” he told the DMN.
After launching his bagel shop in Lewisville due to much lower rents, that shop and its “massive kettle and rotating deck oven” now supply the “game-changing” New York kosher-style bagels that downtown customers are encountering in Dallas, the DMN says”
The bagels and coffee at Starship Bagel in downtown Dallas are of high quality and worth the wait, trip and parking fee. Open 7am to 1pm, Monday to Sunday at 1520 Elm St.