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Pretzels are basically a type of baked snack food made from dough. Salted or unsalted, crunchy or soft, there is one common characteristic that all pretzels share; their distinctive knotted shape. They’re quite popular in Germany, but we can’t say the same about Cairo; it’s rare to find a good pretzel here, or actually find one at all. Therefore, we took the liberty of finding a few places that make those yummy pastries; either as a bun, stuffed or just as it is.
Anyone who’s been to Dahab has probably had breakfast at Ralph’s German Bakery, but the good news is that the venue has a branch open in Maadi. Ralph’s German Bakery offers a wide selection of quiches, salads, sandwiches, and pastries. But most importantly, the place offers the Wholegrain Pretzel, with sourdough and grains for only 12LE – quite the bargain. They also have Laugen rolls, which are the same as a pretzel, just with a different shape. There is the Hawaii Laugen with turkey and pineapple for 32LE, the Sausage and Cheese Laugen for 30LE, and the Stick Laugen for 12LE.
You can tell from the name that their whole menu will be filled with pretzels that come in every shape and flavour; from savoury to sweet, their menu has something for everyone’s taste buds. The place offers the original pretzel, or with jalapeno and garlic for between 11-15LE, they also have the sweet ones with cinnamon and sugar, or a bit glammed up with Twix or Mars for 17-35LE. Lastly, they have Meat Pretzels, which are stuffed pretzel dough rolls; either with jalapenos, cheese, hot dogs, or even pepperoni, ranging between 25 and 39LE. The venue has branches almost everywhere around our capital: New Cairo, Heliopolis, Downtown, Sheikh Zayed, El-Rehab City and Maadi.
Offering a wide selection of pastries, such as cakes, tarts, in addition to a range of different breads, Flamenco Postres Bakery& Pastry also offers pretzel for 10LE. The venue has only one branch, which is in the Flamenco Hotel, Zamalek. Give its freshly-baked pretzels a try by dropping by anytime between 7.00AM and 11.00PM!
Yes, we know Olivo is a pizzeria but hang on, the place does serve something that has pretzels involved. Olivo has just added to its menu the Pretzel Bun Burger; a normal burger that comes in a pretzel bun – quite creative. The venue offers the pretzel-bun burger in two burger flavours; the Emily for 140LE, or the Truffled for 150LE, both served with 300gms of fries. Find them in Sheikh Zayed, Katameya, or Zamalek anytime you feel like a pretzel burger!
Speaking of pretzel burgers, Brioche Doree also offers them but in miniature size. The French bakery and restaurant serves this German pastry in the form of a mini pretzel sandwich; either with grilled beef or chicken for 59.95LE. Find its branches everywhere; from New Cairo, Heliopolis, and Maadi, to Zamalek, 6th of October.
Open from 8.00AM to 7.00PM in Maadi, the place offers its pretzels quite cheaply. The Bread Basket (German bread and sweets) offers a wide variety of German pastries along with the Brezel for 10LE, and the Laugen rolls for 7LE – can’t get any cheaper than that. This is not Bread Basket that used to be in Zamalek or Dokki