Using a brick oven that is over 100 years old, this family business has been making pretzels by hand for generations. The Pretzel Shop is one of the few places in Pittsburgh where you can still pick up lunch for less than $5.
In addition to plain pretzels, The Pretzel Shop sells pretzel sandwiches and pretzel pizzas as well as pretzel dogs. They also have a selection of cookies and other baked goods.
The Pretzel Shop is featured on “Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh”
Check out the Southside episode of “Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh” to watch Ed and Day behind the counter making pretzels at The Pretzel Shop!
The Pretzel Shop: A few things to know before you go
- The Pretzel Shop is open every day except for Sunday
- This is a takeout spot, there is no seating indoors. On nice days, there are benches outside.
- Cash only, there is an ATM in the shop
More Pennsylvanian Pretzel history
Pretzels and Prohibition: The Tangled Fate of the “German Biscuit” – a history of the pretzels role in prohibition from the Heinz History Center blog.
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