1585 Solano Ave./Tacoma Ave.
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All the pretzels here at Squabisch are freshly baked and moist, and perfect to take home and enjoy with a cold beer. You can't go wrong with the classic German pretzel, which is sprinkled with a bit of salt; a vegan version is available, too, but don’t overlook the many that feature a California twist. My favorite is the simple pretzel brat (pretzel dough encases a tasty brat hot dog-like) and the spicy cheddar-jalapeno. I’ve heard the prosciutto-Asiago is also delicious, and I would like to try one of the sweet versions, perhaps the pear and chevre. Pretzels cost $4 to $8 each. I found that three stuffed two hungry people. Any line moves fast. Be sure to check the weekly menu posted on the website so you can plan ahead. Pretzel-making classes are sometimes scheduled. Should you want to sit for a bit and eat your purchase, two benches wait outside on either side of the door and a parklet is across the sidewalk.
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