Woodgrain Bagels opened in Boulder at 2525 Arapahoe just days ago. A wood-fired Montreal-style bagel shop, Woodgrain is the brainchild of David Bowen, a Toronto native who found his way to Colorado via Philadelphia where he served as director for Urban Outfitters Foodservice. In that capacity, Bowen led the Urban Outfitters food program and designed menus of takeaway sandwiches and salads.
His Canadian roots came in handy when deciding his new venture in Colorado and a Montreal-inspired place was born. Woodgrain offers several kinds of hand-pulled, wood-fired bagels to eat in or take out. There are breakfast items like the pastrami hash and woodsman omelette, sandwiches like a Mile High Reuben but also avocado toast (made on bagels, of course), plus sides, salads, and of course poutine. For coffee drinks, the Boulder spot features locally-roasted Boxcar beans.
Woodgrain is open daily and serves from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.