Pretzel and Pizza Creations of Downtown Frederick, MD is a refreshing change for so many reasons. First, the location just makes me feel so warm inside. I adore any town that has a historic and neighborly looking part. It feels even more cozy when the temperatures start to drop a little bit and those leaves start changing color. The symbols and images are open to your interpretation. I interpret as feelings of community, love, and looking out for one another.
With all that being said, Prezel and Pizza definitely has a feel of a small town shoppe with all kinds of treats and goodies ready at your disposal. Not every town or community has a store like this. You got your community bank, your bar, wine shop, bookstore, and your various food places. This might sound like something out of program or cinema, but it’s also real life. Mom and pop shoppes are still number one in my eyes, and always will be.
I’m grateful to have made two visits to Frederick in as many months, and my inquisitive nature made me research a place for pizza. And a bonus was this charming place.
My first time I was mesmerized by the menu. If you’ve never gone to a restaurant or any food place, you may find yourself perusing the menu a lot longer than wherever you might be a regular. But that’s the fun of it. Every place you’ve been to, there was a first time. I like the sound of that.
Back near the end of the Summer was that first time and I ordered the Olympic Games as my first pizza. Now for those who know me personally know why I went with that.
I had no idea what to expect with how the pretzel would taste along with the mozzarella cheese, spinach, olives, and feta. I just realized that my pie had two cheeses. I did take notes and that taste resonated with me.
The Bavarian Style soft pretzel crust is divine, it’s heavenly, and it’s comfort food at its finest. As the weather gets colder, this is the kind of doughy goodness you’re going to be seeking.
As a collective I think the clash of cheeses might have been an issue for me. I didn’t love this pizza, or pretzel if you will. I didn’t love the flavor of the dough on this first go around. But that was until…
Fast forward to earlier this week, I kept it simple and then I got into the spirit of the season.
The simple cheese is just what I needed and the flavors of their mozzarella and homemade sauce worked perfectly with this crust. And while the pictures of both look appetizing, the cheese is truly a winner. Sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go. Just like the simple town setup is some all anyone needs. A standard and reliable cheese is usually going to raise your spirits and make you feel good. This made me feel really good.
Just when it couldn’t get any better, a nice bonus menu of pumpkin pretzels was their just glistening and waiting to be ordered. I went for the big one and that means the stuffed pretzel with pumpkin chips, cream cheese, and loads of pumpkin spice sugar. We might be getting carried with all this pumpkin stuff, but I love it. Tis the season, wait not that season just yet. It’s full on pumpkin season and this pretzel is a treasure to behold.
And what a great way to celebrate National Pumpkin Day. Yes that’s a holiday!
Their menu is loaded with exciting foodies, aside from the pizza and pretzels, that will be sure to please anyone visiting, and all the locals. For a moment I felt like a local. The staff was personable and welcoming upon each visit.
Until just now, I had no idea they had a second location in Hagerstown.
This was so fun. I’m so fortunate and grateful to have discovered this gem in a different part of Maryland, that I don’t visit nearly enough. If you live or are ever around the Frederick or Hagerstown areas, I would definitely pay a visit here if you haven’t already.
I welcome the next time I’m in town and will make it a point to visit again.
Thanks so much and peace be with you.