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Where to find soft pretzels in Calgary?

Blumpy Jul 25, 2010 06:06 PM

Anyone know where to find soft pretzels? Like the ones in Philadelphia.

I know they are served at the saddledome.

I don't like the Saucy Bread Company ones.

Any help? Thanks.

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    23skidoo RE: Blumpy Jul 26, 2010 01:10 PM

    I think Rustic Sourdough bakery has them

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      John Manzo RE: 23skidoo Jul 26, 2010 03:24 PM

      They have a gift from the gods known as pretzel buns, but not AFAIK pretzels per se.

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        ilovealbertabeets RE: John Manzo Jul 28, 2010 10:04 PM

        Tried the pretzel buns at Kingsland Market, and we somehow ate the whole bag in 15 minutes. Those things are DANGEROUS.

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          maplesugar RE: John Manzo Jul 30, 2010 09:22 AM

          +2 or 3 for Rustic Sourdough Bakery's pretzel buns they're delicious. I think they'd make good hamburger buns but we always end up eating them before we get them home :)

      2. nutellaluvr RE: Blumpy Jul 26, 2010 02:56 PM

        I believe Watermill Bakery in Crowchild Square offers them (although I can't comment on their likeness to those in Philadelphia). They are among the offerings Watermill also has at the Bearspaw Farmers Market on Sundays.

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          Scary Bill RE: Blumpy Jul 27, 2010 09:29 AM

          Bought some at Edelweiss on the weekend. Though I didn't ask, I do not think they make them there.They were also a bit on the stale side, not as fresh as I would have liked. I'd call and ask them when they come in.
          Some of their breads come from Rustic Sourdough, so I'd call them as well.

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            bakerbear RE: Blumpy Jul 27, 2010 09:27 PM

            I believe the ones at Edelweiss come from Gunther's. You have to get there early and I don't know if they make them everyday. The pretzel buns at Rustic Sourdough are good, but I to can not comment if they are like a Philadelphia pretzel.

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              Münchner_in_YYC RE: bakerbear Jul 31, 2010 10:19 PM

              The pretzels at Edelweiss have been soggy every time that I’ve tried them. The same goes for the pretzel buns at Rustic. Both lack the requisite combination of crispness and meatiness.

              However, I think both Edelweiss/Gunther’s pretzels and Rustic pretzel buns are the best of what’s available here.

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                Scary Bill RE: Münchner_in_YYC Aug 3, 2010 09:13 AM

                Went to Gunthers on the weekend, first and last time. Every loaf of bread was wrapped in plastic, the telltale symbol of "not baked today" bread. Bought nothing based on the expectation that it would be a crapshoot to hit somthing fresh.

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