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Center City Pretzel Co.

816-18 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA - (215) 463-5664
Center City is the factory from which some of Philadelphia's best soft pretzels come. If you get there in the morning, you can buy them by the bagful, hot from the oven: one of the Northeast's gerat street-food eating experiences.
87% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Bad-tasting water = good-tasting food. That was the inevitable conclusion we reached during a recent cheese steak-eating expedition through Philadelphia orchestrated by Roadfood team member Marc Bruno. Between cheese steaks (about which reviews will soon be ..."   [Read More]
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Heidi Pohle
January 26, 2011
"We stopped in here early, before our visit to the Franklin Institute. It was a cold morning, but when we opened the door and stepped inside, it was toasty warm. It also smelled great. I love that yeasty smell. I ordered a dozen pretzels (and actually received ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

816-18 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 463-5664

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Four fresh soft pretzels, ready to be pulled apart and chawed on
"Four fresh soft pretzels, ready to be pulled apart and chawed on"
Michael Stern





Even mid-afternoon, as Center City Pretzel Co. had shut down its ovens and was about to close, this place was hot inside. The pretzels we got, although at least an hour out of the oven, had a fresh chewyness and vivid flavor that put them among America's finest.
"Even mid-afternoon, as Center City Pretzel Co. had shut down its ovens and was about to close, this place was hot inside. The pretzels we got, although at least an hour out of the oven, had a fresh chewyness and vivid flavor that put them among America's finest."
Michael Stern


Eight pretzels in a brown paper bag: snacks for a long afternoon
"Eight pretzels in a brown paper bag: snacks for a long afternoon"
Michael Stern



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