Where to find pretzel bread on Long Island

A home-made Bavarian pretzel from the Village Lanterne

(Credit: Doug Young)

Stuff it with a hot dog, layer it with pulled pork, plop a grilled burger on top or just grab it out of the bread basket.

We are speaking of pretzel rolls, the crusty new darlings of the restaurant world. You'll find them on menus all over Long Island. You never know what form your next pretzel will take: a warm twisted classic, a plump roll or a burger bun. Find out at the following places. --Joan Reminick

  • Black Forest Brew Haus of Farmingdale, an informal

    Black Forest Brew Haus $$ | Brewery, Beer, German-Austrian 2015 New Hwy. Farmingdale Bavarian pretzels in bread basket. Pretzel bread used for sandwiches: roasted turkey, "Munich Melt" steak, Black Forest club and Reuben, or others, on request. ($11-$16)

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    The exterior of George Martin's Grillfire on Sunrise

    George Martin's Grillfire $$ | Burgers, American, Karaoke and Open jams 33 W. Sunrise Hwy. Merrick Soft pretzels served, gratis, in bread basket with spicy mustard.

  • The bright and airy space at The Grind

    $item.instanceof The Grind Cafe Stuffed pretzel roll sandwiches include pastrami, eggs and cheese, a turkey Philly, chicken and Cheddar, Buffalo chicken, and a BLT with avocado ($7.99-$8.99).

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    Diners linger over lunch at Jewel, a new

    Jewel $$$$ | New American 400 Broadhollow Road Melville Pretzel bread is served with the 'duck in a jar' appetizer ($16); also available in bread basket on request.

  • Patrons eat burgers and wings with their beers

    TJ Finley's $$ | Sports bar, American, Burgers, Small plates 42 E. Main St. Bay Shore As an appetizer, a soft pretzel is stuffed with mozzarella or blue cheese. ($6)

  • Village Lanterne $$$ | German-Austrian 155 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst Small pretzel rolls in bread basket; larger pretzel rolls and buns used for burgers, hot dogs, knockwurst and a variety of sandwiches ($9.95-$12.95); bratwurst and cheese-stuffed pretzel appetizer ($6.95); classic soft pretzels served with Bavarian cheese dip ($11.95).

  • Soon to open: Your Mother's House in Garden

    Your Mother's House Kitchen Pub, American 2349 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park Appetizer of warm pretzel served with mustard and cheese gravy ($4.99); also "Mother's Pretzel Croque" sandwich, with ham and Swiss, and "Honky Tonk" burger served on pretzel bun ($9.99-11.99).

  • Blimpie Subs & Salads in Hicksville. (Dec. 18,

    Blimpie's $ | Sandwiches, Chain restaurants 259 W Old Country Rd Hicksville Turkey, bacon and Cheddar ($4.99-$7.79). Any sub may be made on a pretzel roll.

  • Moriches Bay Diner in Moriches. (Aug. 6, 2013)

    Moriches Bay Diner $$ | Diner 62 Montauk Highway Moriches Grilled chicken, baby spinach and fresh mozzarella sandwich as well as steakhouse pot roast sandwich ($9.95). Also, an entree of filet mignon with blue cheese plated atop pretzel bread. ($17.95).

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