Lenore's Handmade Bagels are authentic water-boiled bagels made with stone ground flour, water, barley malt, yeast and kosher salt. Our bagels are made with Yecora Rojo wheat, grown in Texas and stone ground by our friends at Barton Springs Mill. That means every bagel you eat supports hard working Texan farmers and contributes to strengthening the local Texas food economy.
Great bagels aren't a conspiracy
Some people claim that there is a secret to making great bagels. They will tell you that it is all about the water — and they aren't completely wrong, but they're definitely only telling you half of the story. Sure, you do need some water to make bread, but when it comes to quality bagels, it's the flour that's the real star.
Keep it local
Our flour is 100% Texas-grown Yecora Rojo wheat, milled at Barton Springs Mill. This flour has a distinct nutty flavor and mild spice aroma that you cannot find anywhere else. Supporting local farmers and local businesses is an important part of our philosophy, and by using local wheat, each bagel we make helps more small farmers plant better wheat.