Martin’s Pretzels are the kind of true “slow food” that has become increasingly hard to find. Hand-rolled by Mennonite bakers in Lancaster County, PA, these Pennsylvania Dutch-style snacks are super-crunchy and packed with flavor.
You can score some at a select few New York City farmers markets – including the Union Square Greenmarket – by mail order, and at one other location: Crane’s Deli and Cheese Shoppe in Maplewood.
Crane’s recently began offering 8-oz bags of the pretzels for $5, in addition to smaller bags for $1.50. They make great stocking stuffers for food-savvy friends. Shown in photo: Steve Crane, left; Alfred Milanese, owner Martin’s Pretzels, right.