Finally, a PRETZEL spot in town. All I can say is yassssssss to homemade, hand-rolled soft pretzels. It’s located in a small strip mall that houses a grocery/liquor store but at least there are several parking spots out front. The better landmark would be Washoku Bistro (directly across the street from them).
The inside is tiny. It’s really a grab and go place as there’s only one communal table with six seats and a bench seat for two.
Menu is split into sandwichzels, pretzels and sides. There’s three options for pretzels: basics, dusted and cheese. Whether you like savoury or sweet, Zwick’s has both. Try them all, trust me.
There’s also a bunch of different dips you can either take to go ($1.00) or grab from the counter to squeeze onto your pretzels.
It changes every time but this trip they had yellow mustard, honey mustard, caramel and grainy dijon. Help yourself!
I was going to wait awhile for the hype to die down but we went for lunch Friday the first or second week that they opened. So freakin’ busy AND they were out of pretzels (well, it was 45+ minute wait for new ones).
2x Beef-on-a-weck ($8.00)
Warm sliced roast beef, mozzarella and horseradish onion on a caraway & salt-topped pretzel. They were out of their corned beef for the week so we decided to try their special. Generous portion of tender roast beef on a pillowy soft bun. The flavours are pretty subtle to start but it got tastier the more bites I took.
Pork sausage ($4.00)
Pretzel bun topped with apple onion relish. This was my favourite thing we ordered. The sausage was top quality and the bite sized pieces of apple, onion and homemade mustard relish was the perfect combination. Definitely would get this again.
Bacon & egg ($6.00)
Back bacon, cheddar, egg and tomato on a pretzel bun. This reminded me of a McMuffin but with real cheese and a real, fresh bun. It was pretty standard for me but if you’re into breakfast sandwiches, this might be your thing.
Dill, pea & potato salad ($3.00)
We tried out the potato salad which Lambo loved. I liked the use of dill and peas which made this salad less heavy.
Second time, we came for the pretzels. We dropped in on a late Friday afternoon.
Spicy scallion and mozza ($3.00)
All the pretzels were warm, fresh and delicious. Seriously, I have no idea how they get the texture to be so soft and pillowy.
Glad to see they’ve finally changed their hours and are open everyday except Monday. I’ll be back to try the rest of their pretzel flavours and newly added housemade sodas. Can’t wait to come back!
12415 – 107 Avenue