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
These guys won Battle of the Soft Pretzels for best pretzel topping in Philadelphia back in 2010, so these no-frills twists definitely won’t disappoint.
Le Bon Pretzels
2705 Morris Ave., Union Twp.
Fill up on a special pizza pretzel (toppings range from buffalo chicken to pepperoni), keep it classic with salt or cinnamon sugar or snag some adorable mini pretzel dogs for the kids.
16 Label St., Montclair
This bread bakery with a serious thing for doughnuts crafted something special for the 2020 Super Bowl. Get a dozen of these doughnut-inspired soft pretzels complete with honey mustard or chocolate caramel dip. Place your orders ASAP; limited quantity.
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
1422 Grand St., Hoboken
These authentic Bavarian soft pretzels are served warm with liptauer cheese and house grainy mustard.
The Shepherd and The 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. Delivery available to those in the area.
South Jersey Pretzel and Water Ice
912 N. White Horse Pike, Ste. A, Stratford
This place has been serving up traditional, braided and stick pretzels since the ’70s. Cash only.
88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City
Go for the giant pretzel with two mustards and homemade Obatzda cheese, while the kids can get regular-sized pretzels with honey and Bavarian mustards.