- Dinsdale45 Jan 26, 2011 11:34 AM
I see these used in places that specialize in gourmet sandwiches, but I've never seen them around Boston. Where can I find these?
I've seen them at Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus (sometimes I think you have to ask for them -- they keep them in the back). I've also had mediocre ones from Whole Foods. Also - there is a German butcher in Walpole (only open certain days of the week) and they have them there sometimes too.
Karl's Sausage Kitchen
142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
Swissbakers makes great ones -- their shop is in Reading but Whole Foods and Wilson Farms both sell their products (you may want to call to see if they're stocking the pretzel rolls specifically, though). Last time I checked, Mariposa Bakery in Central Square in Cambridge made them too.
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Yep, I first had them at an event at the Swiss Consulate in Cambridge, which was catered by Swiss Bakers. They had a stand all summer at the Farmer's market at South Station last year.
There was also a recipe in the NYT in the last year about how to make real pretzels that I think had a recipe for the rolls too (it involves lye, which is a bit daunting, but is evidently key to the "snap" in the texture.
Whole Foods in Wayland usually has them. Einsteins used to have a pretty good pretzel bagel but I think they discontinued them.