Are there VEGAN options too?
Absolutely! We boil our bagels in water sweetened with AGAVE, not honey, so most are 100% vegan! We also have several flavors of TOFU-based spreads. A couple of our bagels do contain bacon or cheese so when in doubt, just ask!
Are y'all at the airport?
We ARE! Check us out at the San Antonio airport, where we're open from 4 am EVERY DAY with some of our most popular flavors of bagels and schmear, along with a selection of our best-selling sandwiches. See you there!
Back East, some folks feel that truly great bagels ONLY come from NYC and Montreal! Bless their hearts...
At Bagels On Southern Soil® (B.O.S.S.) we are proud to be an Authentic Texas Bagelry™, where we have our own brand of bagels with flavors that are a little bigger and a little bolder, just like everything else Texans do. We use old-school ingredients and techniques to make bagels that are inspired by those from both New York and Montreal, but still uniquely our own. To those who may say, “Well, that’s not how we do it back East” we say simply, “Come and Taste It.” ;-)
Did you say Montreal?!
Yep! We blend the classic taste and texture of New York bagels with the sweet, smokey flavors of bagels from Montreal, where wood-burning ovens like ours have been an essential part of bagel baking for over 100 years. Montreal bagels are more "tear & drag" than "slice & schmear" and arguably they're even... Well, let's not go there.
Who's the BOSS?
Erik & Katie Yeargan took over from Chef Brannon Soileau and his wife Christie in 2022, with plans to expand and build a legacy business for their five children.
Erik is a 4th gen native Texan who lived in Montreal for almost 20 years, so he took it as a real sign when he visited B.O.S.S. for the first time and saw a painting of the same famous Montreal bagelry where two of his sons worked for years as students. Katie is originally from the East Bay in Northern CA, but she got here as soon as she could with decades of experience in family business & franchise building. (Psst! If you'd like to hear more about franchising, see below.)
BE your own BOSS!
If you'd like to have your own B.O.S.S. franchise, let us know and we'll be in touch soon!