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About York City Pretzel Company

At York City Pretzel Company, we’re all about the soft pretzel.

Located in the heart of downtown, the York City Pretzel Company proudly serves customers a German-style soft pretzel with a fresh, local twist.

Our old-Bavarian-style recipe might sound simple (made with just flour, water, yeast, salt, brown sugar and butter), but this isn’t your ordinary pretzel, and we’re sure not your ordinary York, Pa., restaurant.

We do things differently here, and that starts with the soft pretzel, which is crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and evokes a mouthful of comfort with every bite.

We also offer catering options with online ordering,  pretzel shipments and wholesale services.

Stop in for a visit

York City Pretzel Company is located at 39 West Market Street in York and is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. We have special hours for First Fridays and other downtown events.

Our York, Pa., location offers a casual setting and laid-back atmosphere that’s a perfect excuse for any visit.

  • For your next meeting, how about skipping the office and treating your client to a delicious pretzel?

  • Or, stop by on your lunch break and indulge in a soft pretzel with one of our famous dips.

  • We occasionally feature lunch specials, so follow us on Facebook to stay tuned to our latest updates. A tasty pretzel dog or signature pretzel deli sandwich is a great grab-and-go lunch.

  • Taking the kids to the city? Bring them in for a fun and tasty snack that’s great for sharing.

  • If you’re exploring the historic sites while visiting York, Pa., our Facebook fans have called us a “must-visit” in York City, and we’re right in the middle of it all. We’re just steps away from York’s Continental Square and part of Shops on Market.

  • And don’t forget, York County is the snack food capital of the world – the pretzel being the president, of course – so we offer factory tours, too, where you can learn how we make our product and see how our pretzels get their signature twist.

Behind the curtain

Growing up in York County, we understand the importance of quality snack food, so our team at York City Pretzel Company is passionate about pretzels.

We’re made up of a group of partners that embody the #iloveyorkcity movement, which is about sharing experiences and a sincere, heartfelt love for York City and all it has to offer. And that now includes pretzels, hand-made by our head baker, Evan Speelman, who is a 10-year, pretzel-making veteran.

Like many good ideas, our idea for York City Pretzel Company started with a few beers at a York, Pa., bar.

Drinking together and munching on bowl after bowl of flavorless cardboard nuggets, we decided we don’t like most pretzels.

And we thought we could do better.

So we experimented. We taste tested. We found our recipes.

Now, we want to share them.