While Philly Pretzel Factory is a solid choice, these spots have top-tier twists that pair perfectly with mustard, cheese or a glass of beer.
A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Co.
1100-1106 North 32nd St., Camden; 856-338-0208
These guys won Battle of the Soft Pretzels for best pretzel topping in Philadelphia back in 2010, so they definitely won’t disappoint.
Le Bon Pretzels
2705 Morris Ave., Union Twp.; 908-349-8316
Fill up on a special pizza pretzel (toppings range from buffalo chicken to pepperoni), keep it classic with salt or cinnamon sugar or grab some adorable mini pretzel dogs for the kids.
1422 Grand St., Hoboken; 201-683-5465
Have these Bavarian soft pretzels delivered right to your door if you’re in the area from GrubHub, Eat24 and more. They’re served warm with liptauer cheese and house grainy mustard.
Shepherd and Knucklehead
529 Belmont Ave., Haledon; 973-942-8666
1313 Willow Ave., Hoboken; 201-714-4222
Known as one of the best craft beer bars in the state, the Shep slings giant German pretzels straight from the oven with house-made mustard and cheddar dips. Delivery available to those in the area.
South Jersey Soft Pretzel and Water Ice, Inc.
912A N. White Horse Pike, Stratford; 856-435-5055
This place might not look like much from the outside, but it’s been serving up traditional, braided and stick pretzels since the ’70s. Cash only.
88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City; 201-721-8888
Go for the giant pretzel with two mustards and homemade Obatzda cheese, while the kids can get regular-sized pretzels with honey and Bavarian mustard.