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Oct 10, 2009 06:38 PM

Big Soft German Pretzels on a Sunday morning?

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?

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  1. maybe Rockenwager?

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

        1. 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

            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

              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

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

            2. 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

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