When I moved to Los Angeles 30 years ago, I could not find a ‘real’ Philly style soft-pretzel  – one that was both chewy and dense (similar to a bagel). All I could find were the soft and sugary pretzel available in malls.

I figured I could make my own soft-pretzels. After two years of research that included befriending a German Master Baker and a 2nd generation soft-pretzel baker who owns a soft-pretzel bakery in Philadelphia, I developed a recipe and a process for making an authentic Philly style pretzel–without actually being in Philly.

I made soft-pretzels almost every weekend and everyone raved about how great my pretzels were and that I should sell them. Well, with some trepidation and hesitation, I am testing the waters to see if there may be an opportunity to go bigger – dare I say even one day open a retail shop! And so with this website, I am now officially a soft-pretzel baker.

With no formal baking experience I decided that I would make my own soft-pretzels at home because those sugary, so-called “pretzels” sold in the mall are NOT real pretzels!

West Coast Pretzels (a DBA under my already existing company called Pulp Free Publishing, LLC) operates under a CFO (Cottage Food Operation) Class A permit from the County of Los Angeles Public Health out of my home kitchen in Studio City. Additionally, I have received my ANSI approved food server certificate.

I want to thank you for your support and if you like our pretzels please spread the love and let others know that they too can finally get real pretzels in Los Angeles delivered to their door!