Update: This restaurant has closed or moved.
I’ve always loved soft pretzels. I remember many, many years ago at Lansdowne Mall there was a small pretzel place that sells pretzel sticks with cheddar cheese dipping sauce. It was so good. It has shut down many years ago and I could only go to Metrotown to get my soft pretzel fix.
Little Monk used to be a small kiosk in the middle of the mall hallway before all the renovation was done to the Eaton side. They have sinced moved into an actual storefront.
Almost everytime that I go to Metrotown Centre, I go to Little Monk to get their pretzel balls.
It’s a pretty good deal. This was the small size and it was only $3.99. There is an assortment of flavors to choose from, and you can mix the flavors too. I got parmesan and garlic.
There is always a tinge of sweetness to their dough. It was chewy and soft. I love it.
You can also pick up some really authentic bavarian pretzels at the Swiss Bakery overy on 3rd and Main. They have the usual praying hands type as well as the cute little round ones. They have a crunchy exterior and a well balanced soft chewy interior. There’s also pretzel sandwiches which are very tasty.
You will have to bring your own dipping sauce though. I think they’re tasty enough on their own.
Pretzel sandwiches??? I’m there!!!! Thanks for all your great suggestions!!!
You haven’t had a real pretzel until you’ve tried them in Germany. http://www.ditsch.de/ is where you get them in every train station. By the way this outlet has competition now on the other side of the mall at Mrs. Fields cookies. It seems that http://www.pretzelmaker is sharing the space with them. Far superior product — and not spindly thin like Little Monks!