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Video: A Twisted Visit to The Pretzel Shop

The Pretzel Shop on Carson Street has been making pretzels by hand since 1927

by Boaz Frankel
December 31, 2021

Update December 31, 2021: The Pretzel Shop is open on New Years Eve – hours are 6:30 am to 5:00 pm


Today, April 26 is National Pretzel Day, thus the perfect day to introduce you to Pittsburgh’s oldest pretzel shop.

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: 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
The Pretzel Shop
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Getting there
2316 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Hours
Mon-Fri 6:30am–4pm
Sat 8am–4pm
Sun Closed
More Info

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.

Hungry for more?

Looking for more videos on Pittsburgh’s food scene? Check out our tour of the Blue Sparrow food truck.

Boaz Frankel is a talk show host, filmmaker, writer and former Guinness World Record Holder for high-fiving.

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