BOSS Bagels exactly what the doctor ordered for hunger, hangovers

Since opening in 2017, BOSS Bagels and Coffee in Terrell Hills has been one of the premier bagel destinations in the San Antonio area.

BOSS, an acronym for “Bagels on Southern Soil,” is the brainchild of owners Brandon and Christie Soileau. They opened the cafe and bagel shop in the Sunset Ridge Mall in North New Braunfels when Brandon retired after a long tenure as an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and San Antonio .

The bagels served here are influenced by New York, Canada and Texas. All bagels are hand-rolled and baked in a wood-fired oven, then served straight from storage bins, steamed or toasted for extra crunch.

The traditional bagel with a cream cheese schmear is the backbone of the company, but it’s also a serious sandwich shop with 16 options that can be customized with add-ons.

Boss Bagel is located at 6458 N. New Braunfels Ave. inside Sunset Ridge Mall.

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Sandwiches range from $6.95 to $11.50 for the sandwich only. That might sound high, but these sandwiches are big enough to withstand any deli offering.

Best sandwich: The Country Ham Hangover Cure ($9.75) is an all-in-one breakfast experience with delicious slices of salt pork slathered in bacon, cheddar cheese, a fried egg with a beautifully runny yolk and with a layer of cream cheese flavored with a loaded baked potato – all nestled in a savory onion bagel.

Other sandwiches: The Fancy Pig ($11.95 with coleslaw) is the most expensive sandwich on the menu, but it’s anchored by high-quality prosciutto on a garlic bagel base topped with mozzarella cheese, spinach and a pesto schmear. It’s a tasty treat that’s worth breaking the bank.

The SATX Yardbird bagel sandwich at BOSS Bagel and Coffee in San Antonio

The SATX Yardbird bagel sandwich at BOSS Bagel and Coffee in San Antonio

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You can’t be a bagel shop without smoked salmon and smoked salmon, that is, salmon cured but not smoked. The Slammin Salmon ($11.50) offers your choice (I chose the lox) on a sesame seed bagel, then dresses it with capers, sliced ​​red onions, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs and ‘a tangy spread that’s heavy on lemon and dill. It was good, but light enough on the fish that the tomatoes were the dominant taste and I had to remove some.

Ratios were also low on the SATX Yardbird ($9.95 with coleslaw), served on a jalapeño bagel with chicken, bacon, avocado chunks and lime mayonnaise. None of the otherwise tasty ingredients lived up to this jalapeño-flavored bread.

But so much jalapeño bread is exactly what I’d want if I just ordered a bagel and a schmear — and again, that’s the backbone of BOSS. I brought home an tout bagel ($3.95) with caramelized onion spread, and it was a perfect tasty breakfast. Heavy on garlic, salt and poppy seeds, this could see you through breakfast and to eat lunch.

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BOSS bagels and coffee

Location:6458 N. New Braunfels Ave., 210-504-4888, bossbagel.com

Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Sunday


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