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Dallas’ Best Soft Pretzels — a National Pretzel Day Guide

Everything You Need to Know About This Most Underrated Food Staple

BY // 04.24.19

National Pretzel Day is this Friday, April 26 and includes the celebration of crunchy pretzels, soft pretzels, tiny pretzels and giant pretzels. Basically, no pretzel is discriminated against on this holiday. I enjoy a good, warm soft pretzel so I’ve rounded up some of the best in Dallas.

Included are a few classic food stand joints with awesome deals, as well as beer gardens and pubs to hang out at for awhile. Happy eating!

Philly Pretzel Factory

5601 W. Lovers Lane

Come out to Philly Pretzel Factory on Friday and receive one free pretzel. It’s the world’s largest Philly-style pretzel bakery, located across the street from Inwood Village.

Homemade, hand-twisted, and fresh baked, these pretzels are the real deal. You can get them in many forms, such as classic Philly-style, a twist, or mini. They also sell a crowd pleaser box with 25 pretzels and a choice between a yellow, spicy brown, or super hot mustard bottle.

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Biergarten

665 S. Lamar Street, Ste. 1

Located across the street from Omni Dallas, this German restaurant makes a Texas- sized soft pretzel, served with a side of grain mustard dip for $7. You can also add cheese dip on the side for an extra $3.

Chase it down with a German or local beer. German options include Paulaner, Spaten, Franziskaner, or Weihenstephaner. Texas beers are the usual Lakewood Lager, Deep Ellum IPA, Revolver Blood & Honey, Dallas Blonde and Shiner Bock.

The Ginger Man

2718 Boll Street

This Uptown pub is known for its extensive beer selection and live music on the weekends. But did you know Ginger Man also haw multiple kinds of soft pretzels on its menu?

For $4, there’s the jumbo soft pretzel, a Bavarian sweet dough salted pretzel served warm with spicy mustard. They also have a ham & cheese pretzel with all natural ham and savory cream cheese blended with Jarlsberg Swiss, wrapped in soft pretzel dough and a sausage & cheddar pretzel with hard wood smoked sausage, peppercorn and sharp cheddar cheese.

District 9 Draught Haus

718 N. Buckner Boulevard, Ste. 215

Located in East Dallas, this new beer and brat town hall offers a selective menu of German-style foods, including a pretzel and pub cheese for $5. Enjoy the pretzels there or take home with a 32 or 64 ounce growler of your favorite beer.

District 9 is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Andy and Dana Thompson. They’re East Dallas residents who share a passion for beer, sausage, community and White Rock Lake, which is why they chose this location for the new taproom.

Alamo Drafthouse

1005 S. Lamar Street

This may not be an obvious choice to go grab a soft pretzel, but Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has a great one. Order one while watching a movie or check out the Vetted Well rooftop bar at the Cedars location.

The baked pretzel comes with honey mustard and hatch green chile queso for $8. Pair with a beer or cocktail and enjoy the show — the movie or the people watching on South Lamar Street.

The Dubliner

2818 Greenville Avenue

Dallas’ oldest Irish pub, the Dubliner opened in 1994 in Lower Greenville. The pub offers beer, Irish and Scottish whiskies and a cozy, charming atmosphere. They also have a soft pretzel.

The classic pretzel comes with a side of spicy mustard for only $2. That’s all I have to say about that.

The Old Monk

2947 N. Henderson Avenue

Since 1998, The Old Monk has been a staple of Henderson Avenue. The patio seating is a great place to hang out during happy hour or late into the night. The Old Monk has all the drinks, as well as hot drinks such as Irish coffee, hot toddies, a vodka mocha, mulled wine and more.

Most importantly, this pub has a soft baked pretzel. For $5, the pretzel comes with cheese ale sauce and German mustard.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

14999 Montfort Drive, Addison

For about $10, you can get two big soft pretzels at Flying Saucer. Buttered, salted and toasted, you have a choice of two dipping sauces (cream cheese and chive or spicy mustard or queso). Share with a friend or have both for yourself, no judgment. I’d take ’em both.

During Happy Hour, which runs Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, all drafts are $4. There are also $4 Mondays, $4 drafts all day, and Sunday Funday with $4 Texas drafts.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Locations in NorthPark Center & The Shops at Willow Bend

Show up to a Wetzel’s this Friday and receive one free pretzel per person.

A little Wetzel’s history: Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel opened the first Wetzel’s bakery in Redondo Beach, California in 1994. Today, the company has grown to more than 340 bakeries across the United States. Dallas’ closest location is at NorthPark Center, near its biggest pretzel competitor, Auntie Anne’s.

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Wetzel’s Pretzels is giving out free soft pretzels for National Pretzel Day.

Auntie Anne’s

Locations in NorthPark Center & Dallas Galleria

If you have the Auntie Anne’s app, you can buy one get one free pretzel from Friday, April 26 through Monday, April 28.

Auntie Anne’s started in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand at a Pennsylvania farmer’s market. Today, the menu includes the original, cinnamon sugar, sweet almond, sour cream & onion, roasted garlic & parmesan, pepperoni, jalapeño and raisin. They also have pretzel nuggets, pretzel dogs, and mini pretzel dogs.

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