Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pretzel Throw Down #8: The German Bakery

Hipstamatic Pretzel

I accidentally found The German Bakery while scrounging for food near the airport hotel mecca this weekend. I made a sudden turn in the U-Haul I was driving (which was used to hold Star Wars toys from the late 90s/early 2000s), parked about 4 feet away from the curb, and B-lined it to the entrance. The place was popping. Cakes, danishes, bread rolls galore. Plus another side of the store dedicated to meats. There was no line just tons of people drooling indecisively so I made a move getting one of the German-accented clerk's attention for a pretzel. The pretzels were in a basket on the counter, and I got one of the last ones. $1.50.

This pretzel is the most unique I've tasted thus far in the throw down. A strong lye crust on the outside and an airy, almost dry french bread crumb on the inside. The salt was Achilles ankle dipped. It was super fresh and good, but would have been 200% better with some kind of mustard/cheese/butter to fill some of those air pockets.

None the less, this was a score of a deal pretzel at $1.50 and just like a real deal German bakery in Deutschland so the pretzel is authentic. 

iphone pretzel

The German Bakery
10534 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97220


Lenia said...

What a delicious pretzel!Wish I had some right now!Filakia!

Anonymous said...

I first made German pretzel when 'our' German bakery closed.I gotthe recipe from the Baker and it can also be found on my blog(not sure its translated in English:)
But they are damn good;)

JustinM said...

It looks really good but I'm not sure I could have eaten it without mustard. I won't go so far as to say that pretzels are merely condiments for mustard... but pretty damn close. Unless they are literally 10 seconds out of the oven, I cannot eat them without mustard (or maybe butter in a pinch).

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful pretzels! I wish we had such bakeries here.



Catherine said...

These look delicious.
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Catherine xo

Sippity Sup said...

Portland is the Prestzel Port The Pacific? GREG

Banana Wonder said...

Lenia - I do too! I got the moustarda ready.

Dzoli - I am checking out your blog... thanks!!

JustinM - I have so much more appreciation for mustard now after eating 8 pretzels.

Rosa - But at least you have you!

Catherine - Thank you :-)

Greg - Yes, there are lots of pretzels to be found in PDX... it's like hunting for easter eggs.

Helen said...

I must find a local bakery that makes pretzels and just pig out with some grainy mustard. All these pretzels pics are making be crave carbs! Good thing I'm exercising more these days lol!

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