Five Spots to Satisfy Your Soft Pretzel Craving

Have a hankering for the warm, savoury taste of a freshly baked soft pretzel? Don’t get your tastebuds twisted in a knot – we’ve got you covered! In honour of National Pretzel Day on April 26th, check out any of these five spots across Canada to satisfy your soft pretzel cravings at any time of the year.

Want to hear a fun fact about pretzels? Their unique knotted formation has is rooted in religion. Supposedly, monks invented the dough knots in the 6th or 7th century to represent the Holy Trinity, each hole in the pretzel symbolizing the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

You may recognize the name from the bread aisle at the grocery store, but this iconic German bakery has been serving Torontonians for over 65 years. One unique characteristic of their high quality baked goods is the fact that all Dimpflmeier products are made with fresh spring water, trucked in daily from the family’s natural spring in Terra Cotta, Ontario. The mineral content of the spring water is said to make their recipes taste better than anything made with tap water. This is the place to come if you want a freshly baked pretzel – perfect on its own or dipped in a bowl of beer and cheddar soup.

Address: 26 Advance Road, Etobicoke, ON


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It’s no secret that beer and pretzels make the perfect pair. This pretzel is going to be more of a main course than perhaps any of the others on this list. Its giant size and epic accoutrements justify the $12 price tag. Mill St.’s Massive Pretzel dons a course sea salt topping with a side of zesty horseradish mustard for dipping. Don’t skip the Original Organic Lager cheese sauce to really kick your pretzel experience up a notch.

Address: 21 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON

Swiss Bakery is rooted firmly in Vancouver tradition. Established in 1993, it has become an iconic destination for the special occasions and the daily regulars alike. Visit to enjoy soups, sandwiches, coffee, and of course, baked goods. Their traditional German pretzel recipe is a bakery specialty and also happens to be vegan-friendly. Snack on the traditional pretzel knot, a two-bite roll, or a sharable bun. They also offer a Pizza Pretzel – a match made in heaven if you ask us!

Address: 143 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC

International pretzel establishment, Mr. Pretzels, made its Canadian debut in Montreal in 2014, now operating in six Canadian provinces. The brand has been in operation since 1994 and now has 300 locations across 20 countries. Safe to say, Mr. Pretzels are certified pretzel experts. Freshly prepared throughout the day and hand rolled on site, their pretzels are served in a wide array of sweet or salty flavours like Sugar & Cinnamon, Nutella, Sesame, and Parmesan.

From widely available (Mr. Pretzel’s) to best kept secret, Pretzel Logic is a pop-up pretzel shop serving the late night crowd in local Toronto bar, Houndstooth. Two musicians, Dylan Frankland and Simon Kou, began making pretzels as a side hobby and are now selling out their perfectly puffy, golden-brown pretzels served with a warm beer cheese sauce for dipping. Don’t miss your next opportunity to try one of their tasty midnight snacks – follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on where they’ll be next!


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