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Amazing Soft pretzel in Baltimore

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somervilleoldtimer Nov 8, 2009 06:08 PM

I was walking through the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore and stopped to get a soft pretzel at Auntie Anne's pretzel stall in the middle of the plaza at Fells Point. Oh my goodness, it was one of the best things I've eaten all year! I usually skip soft pretzels because they're almost always just wads of heavy tasteless cold dough. But this one -- it was warm, and had a toothsome soft crust and the most delicious flavor and texture! Are they always that good from that stall? Dare I try another Auntie Anne's pretzel elsewhere, or am I doomed to be disappointed for the rest of my life?

  1. placidothecat Nov 9, 2009 05:53 AM

    The soft pretzels at the Penn Dutch market in Hunt Valley are also totally amazing. I go by almost every Saturday to get one.

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      Woof Woof Woof Nov 11, 2009 11:52 AM

      I knew I was right. Hah. That place was and never has been an Auntie Annes. It is just some dumpy pretzels shack catering to the late night drunken crowd. Kind opposite to the amazing bakery Bonaparte. If you want real delicious AA and real deicious pretzel head over Towson Mall :)

      BTW, if you do head over during the day. Old person, I recommend checking out Bonaparte which is a bakery literally just across the street from the dumpy pretzel place. You should be able to see it from there. Bonaparte is AMAZING. They have all HOMEMADE French pastries, danishes, croissants, breads, sweets. Their custard pastries are to die for. Very much worth stopping in. Next time your in the area. I highly recommend it. Delicious

      1. re: Woof Woof Woof
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        ktracy Nov 11, 2009 02:31 PM

        Woof, no need to be so nasty. It's a totally different experience than Bonaparte, for sure, but they do make homemade pretzels and fresh squeezed lime and lemonade - I agree that thats chowworthy.

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          abovethewaves Nov 12, 2009 05:03 AM

          "I knew I was right. Hah."

          Good job pretzel boy!

          So, IF the stand in Fells Point was to become an Auntie Anne's, would it still be considered a cheap drunken late night munchie place?

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            Tugboat Nov 12, 2009 05:59 AM

            "literally just across the street" will get you soaked ,as that would put you in the water.

            Woof, Woof, at least now you are suggesting places that are actually open for business and that you may have been to (unlike Quarry Bagels that you love so much but is still very much under construction)

            1. re: Woof Woof Woof
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              somervilleoldtimer Nov 12, 2009 05:46 PM

              Woofie: Have you ever tried a pretzel from this stall? They were fresh and still warm and pretty amazing when we were there, at about 3:00 on a Saturday afternoon (not drunk, by the way.) You should give one a try, and in turn, I promise to check out Bonaparte next time I'm there.

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                Woof Woof Woof Nov 12, 2009 10:32 PM

                Yes I have. I suspect it was a female with kind of dark hair working the corner?

                1. re: Woof Woof Woof
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                  somervilleoldtimer Nov 14, 2009 11:36 AM

                  Sounds like the woman who served us. My husband paid for our order, and one daughter picked up the pretzels while I was off gabbing with my other daughter, so I was not paying my usual attention to method.

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            midcity Nov 8, 2009 06:52 PM

            There's a pretzel stand--I think Auntie Anne's--in the Amish supermarket in Cockeysville that sells the most amazing pretzel dogs on earth. I am trying to make up an excuse to go back to Maryland just to eat another one.

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              Woof Woof Woof Nov 9, 2009 04:58 AM

              Since when is there an Autine Annes "stall" in fells point? That some cheap drunken late night munchie place. Absolutely 100% certain that place is NOT an Auntie Annes.

              1. re: Woof Woof Woof
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                somervilleoldtimer Nov 9, 2009 04:45 PM

                Well, my daughter said later that it was an Auntie Anne's. It was the only stall in the big plaza where Broadway and Fleet Street intersect, (I think?) and next to the harbor.

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                  ktracy Nov 9, 2009 06:55 PM

                  It's a free-standing stall essentially that sells (in my opinion) great pretzels and fresh-squeezed lemonade – it is not an Auntie Annes. I've enjoyed going there for years and, fwiw, have never been there late night for drunken munchies. All sober, daytime pretzel eating for me!

                  It's at the intersection of Broadway and Thames (the cobblestone street) just before the water taxi stand.

                  1. re: ktracy
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                    somervilleoldtimer Nov 10, 2009 02:54 PM

                    Thanks for agreeing! Boy, that was one of the best things I've had lately!

              2. re: midcity
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                somervilleoldtimer Nov 9, 2009 04:46 PM

                Me too! I'm trying to find an excuse to go back to Baltimore to get another one!

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