5 Pretzel Places You Knead to Try

Soft, chewy and salty, hand-rolled pretzels are hard for bread lovers to resist. Though the buttery smell alone is enough of a pick-me-up, nothing can compare to the taste. You knead to take your tastebuds for a spin at these five Long Island businesses that serve perfect Long Island pretzels.

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The Pretzel Stop, Rockville Centre

Specializing in Philly-style soft pretzels and platters, the homey shop is full of treasures. There are pretzel nuggets, knots and braids available in-store and visitors can pre-order stuffed variations like Buffalo chicken, spinach & cheese, pepperoni & cheese, mac & cheese and sausage & peppers. All the pretzels are twisted and baked daily in the nut free space and can be enjoyed with a variety of sauces like mustard, cheddar cheese, ranch, chipotle, aioli, chocolate, caramel, buttercream and cinnamon sugar. There’s even an old-fashioned pretzel cart and bus that can be booked for special occasions or events. Phone: 516-543-5050 | Address: 106 S Long Beach Rd Click to visit

Knot of this World, Huntington

Brooklyn, Bavarian, mall and pizza pretzels are aplenty at this tasty shop. And it has the flavors to match. I’m talking 15 Brooklyn variations, nine mall, eight Bavarian, three braided heros and even “pretsants” (a cross between a pretzel and a croissant) with fillings like Nutella and coconut. The choice can be difficult but they are all very fresh and fluffy. Phone: 631-470-3977 | Address: 356 New York Ave Click to visit

Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale

The lively, spacious brewpub that offers German-influenced beers and comfort food is home to two delicious pretzel starters. The first is a black forest lager fondue, a blend of cheeses melted together with amber lager, and served with two large homemade pretzels. Those in the mood for something a tad simpler can dabble with the hot Bavarian style pretzel with honey mustard. Phone: 631-391-9500 | Address: 2015 New Hwy Click to visit

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, Franklin Square

The main restaurant at the historic eatery and beer garden features one giant pretzel. The 10oz imported pretzel from Munic measures 10 inches across and is served with sweet and hot mustard for dipping. Pro Tip: There is an option to add obatzda (a Bavarian cheese delicacy), take it. Phone: 516-354-3131 | Address: 1132 Hempstead Turnpike Click to visit

The Village Lanterne, Lindenhurst

The cheerful, Bavarian-style place offers two noteworthy pretzel appetizers. The stuffed pretzel roll comes with two rolls filled with the best of the wursts and cheese. They are also oven baked and topped with Muenster cheese. And there’s Bavarian cheese dip, a blend of smoked gruyere cheese and sharp cheddar combined with Hofbrau Lager accompanied by soft pretzels, grilled wurst, cauliflower and gherkins. Phone: 631-225-1690 | Address: 155 N Wellwood Ave Click to visit