German style soft pretzels or bretzel bread?
Here is your best bet for a great authentic German pretzel. Sterntaler Bakery (based in San Carlos I think) started selling their pretzels at Harvest Urban Market on 8th Street (@Howard) and at LeBeau on Leavensworth. Their pretzels are to die for and the real thing. I should know - I am German.
Maybe someone can help me with this ... I absolutely cannot find this info ... but there is a market on Mission that sells soft pretzels ... I believe three types. I THINK they are Esthers. They are good though.
It's up towards the Van Ness area. It sort of has a vibe like Whole Foods, but is not as big. Someone mentioned it last year saying they had good bread and a good stollen. I just cannot find the post. It made me stop by and I think I posted too.
Anyway, you might give Esther's a call. I know for a fact that they don't list all the places the pretzels are sold. There's a European Market in Mountain View they don't mention and they don't mention Delakateski in Concord where I had one of the lovely pretzels a few weeks ago. The site says it is under construction, so call and ask.