The Last Word: Starship Bagel’s Oren Salomon on Dallas’ Bagel City Identity

Whether Dallas becomes a bagel city is up to Dallas.

Oren Salomon
Starship Bagel
.…on his Lewisville bagel shop’s recent expansion to a downtown Dallas location, via the Dallas Morning News.

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.Salomon is a Brooklyn-born Polish Jew—three ingredients that practically made him destined to be a bagel expert. He proved it by opening Starship Bagel in Lewisville in July 2021, and earlier this month he opened a schmear-ific location at 1520 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, where he also serves coffee made from award-winning Onyx Coffee Lab beans.

Oren Salomon

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. 

You can read more about Salomon and why he calls bagels “the bread of my people” by reading the DMN story

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

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