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Pretzel Sausage/Hot Dog Buns?

noodlelife Sep 13, 2012 02:56 PM

Hey folks,

Does anyone know where I can find, buy, and eat locally made pretzel buns a la

http://pretzilla.com/sausagebuns.html ?

I seem to be at a loss where I can find some locally (anywhere within a half hour of SF/Oakland) and buy at least 4 dozen.


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    Champ Sep 13, 2012 03:25 PM

    You'll find them in the Hall of Discontinued Trader Joe's Products.

    They were really good, too.


    1. PolarBear Sep 13, 2012 03:30 PM

      Don't know about the sausage shape but my wife has been finding the squarish "slider" size ones at Costco.

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        Rapini Sep 13, 2012 03:40 PM

        One of the vendors at the (Sunday) Temescal Farmer's Market does some pretzel-dough breads and rolls. Unfortunately, I call recall their name; but it's the bread vendor on the right, just after the Blue Bottle kiosk.

        1. wolfe Sep 13, 2012 04:01 PM

          Contact OctoberFeast Bakery
          1954 University Ave Berkeley
          (510) 207-2320
          Pretzel croissants.

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            noodlelife Sep 14, 2012 11:17 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions! I'm hungry already.

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              Keesey Sep 14, 2012 12:22 PM

              This bakery supplies them to several farmer's markets http://www.esthersbakery.com/buy.htm Give them a call if they sell Pretzel Rolls.

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                512window Sep 14, 2012 12:31 PM

                They had them on Wednesday at Dittmer's in Los Altos, which is across the street from Esther's Bakery.

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                  FattyDumplin Sep 15, 2012 08:40 PM

                  I don't think they have pretzel buns per se, but you take 2 of their pretzel rolls together and it's the perfect size to hold a large brat. In fact, I og there all the time and order their weiss wurst platter and get 2 pretzel rolls to go with it.

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                  FattyDumplin Sep 15, 2012 08:42 PM

                  Definitely rec Esthers, which as others said is at a bunch of farmer's markets. I discovered their pretzel rolls about 2 months ago and am hopelessly addicted. Slightly crusty exterior, chewy soft interior with plenty of good pretzel taste. They are teh best i've ever had.

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                    rabbitblue Jun 14, 2013 11:13 PM

                    Ive actually been on the hunt myself, and found out that the Whole Foods in Oakland makes their own pretzel roll in the bakery, a dollar a piece, daily. good luck. and oktoberfeast's pretzel croissant continues to be the bomb...

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                      noodlelife Jun 15, 2013 09:20 AM

                      Also in the 10 months since I first made the post, I've noticed that Whole Foods has also started carrying Pretzilla! I needed them for my baby shower (pregnant demands) back in September and was able to get a large ordered and Fed Exed directly from Pretzilla. They were a big hit!

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                      rebeccakinney Jun 15, 2013 06:39 PM

                      Trader Joe's on Hyde St in SF has some hot dog bun-shaped pretzel buns that are pretty tasty. A little too big for hot dogs, IMHO, but they beg for a bratwurst with some sauerkraut and mustard. 99 cents each.

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