Schaller & Weber's Bavarian Pretzel
Schaller & Weber, the legendary German charcuterie shop on the UES, does not bake its own pretzels (it says, mysteriously, that they come from "somewhere in Brooklyn"), so the breads need a little reviving in a toaster oven to be at their best. After that, the brown crackly crust crunches saltily; the soft innards stretch and pull under your teeth. A good Bavarian pretzel tastes deep and dark somehow, and these are no exception. At $1.75 for a basketball-sized treat, the snacks are worth stopping in for if you're in the area.
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