“"These are the best pretzels in the United States," says Alfred Milanese..."They are entirely handmade by Mennonite women-hand-rolled, hand-twisted and hand-tied — so they are filed with small air holes. That's why they're so crunchy and irresistible." These superb pretzels are dark-brown, crusty and sprinkled with diamond-like salt flakes.... My favorite was to serve them: with a stein of non-alcoholic beer.”
“Crunchy, plump and full of toasty flavor, Martin's pretzels are superb.”
“Those who snack in times of stress will find no finer hard pretzels than the hand-twisted beauties from Martin's.”
“Greenmarket groupies agree it’s ‘worth salting away your pocket change’ (and it doesn’t take much') for these ‘rock-hard-uber-pretzels” whose ‘perfect toasty taste’ and ‘addictive’ crispiness mean for many they’re ‘the only ones worth eating.”
“Martin’s are a Mennonite family who have grown famous in these parts for their wonderfully crisp, hand-twisted, hand-baked salted pretzels.”
“Now clear your tastebuds with crunchingly crisp, palate-scrubbing Martin's Handmade Pretzels, which are local favorites at Greenmarkets....They are best lightly salted, but the sodium-conscious can have them salt-free. They are even better spread with sweet butter or as a foil for aged cheddar cheese.”
“If pretzels are symbolic of Lent, as George Armelagos, a food anthropologist at the University of Massachusetts, said recently, then we may eat as many as we want for the next few weeks.”
“"...it is simply delightful to have my big hoard of handmade pretzels, and I thank you ever so much...everybody who has had one has raved."“
“Pretzels may just be stomach stuffers to some, but to Alfred Milanese they are works of art — filled with history, traditions, craftsmanship and many human stories. Milanese is the man who is trying to slavage handmade pretzels in America and, by all accounts, doing a pretty good job.
Pretzel lovers will respond immediately ... fat and crisp, with a deep pretzel taste.
The pretzel man...has found that if New Yorkers do not live by pretzels alone, perhaps they would like to. "The response has been terrific," says Alfred Milanese who, every week.....”
“These pretzels are so good they satisfy even my very picky oldest brother. They are crunchy and flavorful and are made of nothing but flour, water, yeast, and salt.”