It’s a simple story, nothing complicated. Just two brothers who grew up outside Philadelphia. Every time they went into the city, there were the pretzel carts along Walnut and South Broad Street, selling warm salty goodness. Fifty cents would buy a row of three fresh pretzels in a brown paper bag.
Many years later the Wojtalik brothers Patrick and Chris both settled in Indianapolis. The only pretzels to be found were either microwaved or dripping in butter. Each visit back to Philly, they‘d look forward to enjoying a true Philadelphia soft pretzel. As Patrick explains, “We wanted to bring that taste back to Indianapolis, so people here could enjoy the soft, fresh-baked taste of a true Philadelphia-style pretzel.”
Opening in August, 2009, on the corner of 42nd and College Ave on Indy‘s Northside, Pat’s Philly Pretzel Bakery brings this simple dream home to Indy. Each pretzel is hand-twisted and baked on site within view of the customers. Operated by Patrick Wojtalik, the pretzel shop provides customers with an old-fashioned, no-frills, authentic bakery experience. Golden brown on the outside, just the right softness in the middle, the affordable, freshly baked Philadelphia-style pretzels will keep you coming back for more.
To provide the Indianapolis community with the opportunity to enjoy a healthy, affordable, hand twisted Philadelphia-style soft pretzel.