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Big Soft German Pretzels on a Sunday morning?

torta basilica Oct 10, 2009 06:38 PM

Trying to find some in between Newport Beach for a (you guessed it) Oktoberfest party tomorrow in West LA. Old World's Bakery is closed Sundays. Any other ideas off the 405 to La Cienega to Beverly or thereabouts?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 10, 2009 06:47 PM

    maybe Rockenwager?

    Rockenwagner Bakery
    12835 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    1. OC Mutt Oct 10, 2009 07:29 PM

      I read about this in the LA Times Food section but haven't been there and don't know if they're open Sundays :

      Alpine Village Market, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, (310) 327-2483.


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        trimtab Oct 10, 2009 10:01 PM

        As an old krauthead who has spent lots of time in Bavaria and love the soft pretzels that come with the bread in most good restaurants I can assure you that there are no better than the ones made by Hans Rockenwagner. I get them at a farmers market every s
        Saturday in La Canada. I'm sure he has booths at other markets around town. These are lightly salted with a nice dark brown crust and wonderful crumbly dough inside. Not like those god awful wet, stretchy horrors you buy at movie theaters. He also has pretzel bread and muffins. They're all great!

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          bulavinaka Oct 10, 2009 10:14 PM

          I third Hans Rockenwagner. I think his 3 Square on Abbot Kinney has wider store hours than the bakery on Washington - I think it's 7-7 daily. I'm not sure about the newer place on the #rd Street Promenade.

          They recently started offering extra-large pretzels that are about eight inches across, and about two inches in diameter - $2.50 per last Wednesday. I've seen and tried three types that are offered: traditional plain with salt, covered with multi-grain/seed, and covered with a thin layer of cheese. They're all good - you just have to decide which one floats your boat.

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          1. re: bulavinaka
            BHAppeal Oct 11, 2009 09:18 AM

            Rockenwagner also has a booth at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market every Sunday between 9AM and 1 PM. It's at the Beverly Hills Civic Center, Rexford at Santa Monica Blvd, with free parking in the structure for the libray and Civic Center.

            1. re: BHAppeal
              bulavinaka Oct 11, 2009 09:48 AM

              It's been a while since I've been, but I think they are also at the Tuesday Culver City FM. They regularly have a stand on 2nd Street at the Wednesday Santa Monica FM on Arizona as well.

              1. re: BHAppeal
                Phurstluv Oct 12, 2009 04:02 PM

                And one at the Wed & Sat FMs in Santa Monica btwn Arizona & Wilshire.

            2. Mattapoisett in LA Oct 10, 2009 10:22 PM

              We went to Chalet Edelweiss tonight where they have a wonderful large pretzel on the Menu. They open @ 11 am daily

              Chalet Edelweiss
              8740 S Sepulveda Blvd [@ La Tijera]
              Los Angeles, CA 90045

              Chalet Edelweiss
              8740 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                JackonCrack Oct 11, 2009 01:08 PM

                i love that pretzel and the spicy mustard it comes with! and it's HUGE!

                1. re: JackonCrack
                  Dommy Oct 12, 2009 01:15 PM

                  Yes... it's SOOO good!!



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                Slatty Oct 14, 2009 10:08 AM

                I was at the Red Lion last weekend for drink and ordered their pretzel. Not a huge one, but it was warm, fluffy and nicely salted. Perfect accompaniment for a nice glass of Spaten Oktoberfest.

                Also, Red Lion feels more central to the city than the stuff in Venice and The Valley if you're not up for the drive.

                Red Lion Tavern
                2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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