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Philadelphia Pretzels

ncara Nov 13, 2007 02:16 PM

Where can I find good pretzels like those at Federal Pretzel Co. within the City?

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    JohnnyT Nov 23, 2007 07:20 PM

    I am also looking for a good Philly soft pretzel, but I am in the Pacific Northwest. The Pretzel Factory does not ship. Anyone know who would ship to a displaced Philly Chowhound in need of a pretzel fix?

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    1. re: JohnnyT
      Anne Troy Dec 7, 2007 12:12 AM

      Call these guys, Johnny. I'm pretty sure they'll do it:

      Tell them to send you 20 in a Flat-Rate Priority Mail box, salt on the side. They know what they're doing.

      1. re: Anne Troy
        phillygirl76 Dec 7, 2007 07:18 AM

        This is great! I am a New Yorker who can't find a decent Philly pretzel.

        1. re: Anne Troy
          JohnnyT Mar 17, 2011 06:24 PM

          The web site does not work. Are they out of business?

          1. re: JohnnyT
            Bob Loblaw Mar 22, 2011 05:32 AM

            since you're replying to a 2007 thread, seems likely.
            i've actually started making soft pretzels at home. they're fun, and while they're kinda time consuming it's the sort of thing that you can make into a group activity, w/kids forming pretzels, etc.
            they are good pretzels, but NOT the kind you grew up with if you grew up in Philly.

        2. re: JohnnyT
          Bigley9 Dec 7, 2007 07:13 AM

          The Pennsylvania General Store will ship soft pretzels as well as tastycakes, Goldberg's Peanut Chews and other "local" foods: www.pageneralstore.com

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          hook Nov 15, 2007 05:36 AM

          how bout the federal pretzel bakery at seventh and federal st one block south of washington ave, open till 1 pm

          1. rabidog Nov 14, 2007 05:22 PM

            i've yet to find better than the amish at the reading terminal market! that and a root beer float from the same place... heavenly.

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            1. re: rabidog
              Ali Nov 15, 2007 06:18 AM

              Which stand? I'd like to make that my begin-the-weekend treat since I work nearby, but I can't even think where there's an Amish stand that sells root beer floats.

              1. re: Ali
                brightman Nov 15, 2007 06:45 AM

                Fisher's Pretzels sells ice cream and candy, and they make shakes and floats.

                1. re: Ali
                  rabidog Nov 18, 2007 12:00 PM

                  it's back in the amish corner, adjecent to the public eating area.

                  1. re: Ali
                    mschow Nov 18, 2007 06:09 PM

                    these are fabulous pretzels! They also make a hot and slightly sweet mustard by the jar that is great on the pretzels. If you take some home, put them in the toaster oven and they are still delicious. They get stale pretty fast...not that I have to worry about that in my house as they are too hard to resist.

                    1. re: mschow
                      rabidog Nov 20, 2007 04:11 PM

                      ooooh i forgot about the mustards! i think there are 3 offered, for $0.25 for a small dipping portion. they are great, but those pretzels are good enough to be had plain too! :)

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                  lawgirl3278 Nov 14, 2007 06:01 AM

                  Center City Soft Pretzel on Washington Avenue. Open in the mornings and late night, 4 for $1. They have a texture similar to Federal, I think the Factory's are a bit doughy (but still not bad).

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                    Philly Ray Nov 13, 2007 06:13 PM

                    When I worked in that area, I liked Sansom Street Soft Pretzel Factory on Sansom between 15th and 16th.

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                    1. re: Philly Ray
                      bluehensfan Nov 14, 2007 04:47 AM

                      It's the same thing :)

                    2. bluehensfan Nov 13, 2007 02:52 PM

                      Philly Soft Pretzel Factory has decent pretzels and a number of locations in the area: http://www.phillysoftpretzelfactory.com They also have very good ones (think closer to Auntie Anne's (or however it's spelled)) at Fisher's in the Reading Terminal Market. They are softer and have a more pronounced doughy flavor.

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                        mamakto3 Nov 15, 2007 04:54 AM

                        so are these "close enough"? we live in Lancaster and mainly find the Auntie Anne's variety (a little too sweet for my taste)... I miss the pretzels from the Pennsauken Mart!

                        1. re: mamakto3
                          wannabehappynow Dec 11, 2007 09:33 AM

                          The place that was in Pennsauken Mart has re-opened in a new location, not too far away, either. They even have the same oven from the Mart! Enjoy!
                          Cass's Mart Pretzel Bakery
                          Address: 202 Route 130 N, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
                          Phone: (856) 829-0012

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