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Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Introduced to the region by German (“Pennsylvania Dutch”) settlers in the 18th century, pretzels—dough twisted into three loops, then baked, salted and served hard—quickly became a favorite local snack. Now, of course, there’s the famous Philly soft pretzel, purchased from street vendors or from bakery storefronts such as the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory. No matter what form the pretzel takes—braided, sticks, nuggets and bagels—it’s often accompanied by mustard.

Credit: Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Food Trends

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