torta basilica has a thing for big, soft German pretzels; where to find them? Chalet Edelweiss has a wonderful large pretzel on the menu, says Mattapoisett in LA. “It’s SOOO good!!” croons Dommy. JacksonCrack loves it too, and especially loves the spicy mustard that it comes with, and the fact that the pretzel is “HUGE!”

“As an old krauthead who has spent lots of time in Bavaria and love the soft pretzels that come with the bread in most good restaurants I can assure you that there are no better than the ones made by Hans Röckenwagner,” says trimtab. “These are lightly salted with a nice dark brown crust and wonderful crumbly dough inside. Not like those godawful wet, stretchy horrors you buy at movie theaters.”

Röckenwagner’s wares are available at the main Röckenwagner Bakery, and its 3 Square Café in Venice, as well as various local farmers’ markets; see the Röckenwagner site for a list.

Chalet Edelweiss [San Fernando Valley East]
8740 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles

Röckenwagner Bakery [Culver City]
12835 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles

3 Square Café [Westside–Beaches]
1121 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

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