The ‘secret’ Jersey spots for the best soft pretzels
Thanks to social media, I'm learning about more food-appointed mini-holidays than ever— welcome, National Pretzel Day! (Though in my household, everyday is pretzel day.)
Locals will be first to tell you— for a real, authentic soft pretzel, head to south Jersey.
And there's one spot more than any other that gets rave reviews, plus has the history to back it up.
A local fandom was cemented years ago, with a long run at the now shuttered Pennsauken Mart.
It seems eating from here might make you a willing 'pretzel snob.' But that's a chance I and many others, are willing to take!
Other NJ spots to get your pretzel on:
South Jersey Soft Pretzel Inc: The Stratford business began as Ocean City Pretzel Company, along the Boardwalk. It added " Italian Water Ice" along the way and also offers gourmet ice cream (add it to our ever-growing Jersey list!).
Philly Pretzel Shop: This family run business on Route 33 in Hamilton offers soft pretzels, pretzel dogs and hot pretzel pockets, like Porkroll and Cheese.
Golden Touch Pretzels: Inside the Berlin Farmer's Market, and open Thursdays through Sundays.
Philly Pretzel Factory: With more than over 150 locations, there are plenty of stores in New Jersey.
Wetzel's Pretzels: 5 shops in NJ, including Freehold Raceway Mall & Woodbridge Mall
(And, there's an Auntie Anne's seemingly around the corner, anywhere in Jersey!)
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.