The Pretzel Shop on Carson Street has been making pretzels by hand since 1927
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
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.
— Heinz History Center (@HistoryCenter) April 26, 2019
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