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mmaghakian Jan 7, 2012 12:59 PM

Who makes the best fresh preztels in the east bay. I am talking the superpretzel style, new york cart style. I don't care for the ones made at the mall places like wetzels and annies.

  1. rworange Jan 7, 2012 03:02 PM

    I might argue that superpretzel isn't the best style. The best pretzel I've had ever is at Gaumenkitzel in Berkeley
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/823227

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      mmaghakian Jan 7, 2012 05:45 PM

      I would love to try other styles also but I don't want to have to sit down at a restaurant to try a pretzel. do they sell them to go like a bakery ?

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        rworange Jan 7, 2012 06:13 PM

        Yep.There s a take out bakery case. Not really a different style, just hand made and better.

        The other preztel is at Oktoberfeast Bakery which sells at farmers markets and a store on University. I've never been a fan of that pretzel though. Though it is a soft pretzel, it always seemed a bit dry and more like a chew toy.

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          mmaghakian Jan 8, 2012 12:14 AM

          I will try them both.

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      hyperbowler Jan 8, 2012 05:25 PM

      Esther's Bakery sells at the Montclair Farmer's market, but you can also get bags of their (not quite as fresh) pretzels at the Berkeley Bowl. Their pretzel rolls are excellent. http://www.esthersbakery.com/buy.htm

      I agree with rworange's assessment of Oktoberfeast's pretzels, but their pretzel glazed croissants are one of my favorite foods.

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        mmaghakian Jan 8, 2012 05:39 PM

        I can get some at berkeley bowl. perhaps a few seconds in the microwave will compensate for not being fresh from the oven.

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