You will never want to go to Auntie Anne's again after stopping by this one-of-a-kind Pretzel Restaurant in Illinois. The menu is out of this world, and when you are there every day is Pretzel Day.

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Allow me to introduce you to Gnarly Knots, in a town called Lombard, Illinois which is a western suburb of Chicago. Gnarly Knots is a restaurant dedicated to the special treat we all love, fresh baked warm pretzels! What makes Gnarly Knots way better than your local Auntie Anne's? Well. according to Gnarly Knots website...

"Gnarly Knots Pretzel Company was founded in 2010 by an artist and a musician looking to do something a little different with food.  Hustling through the Farmers Market grind, they were able to prove the product’s demand and opened a spot in Winfield in 2013... Our doctrine is simple: Everything fresh and delicious every time.  We don’t cut corners when it comes to taste and this has served us well for the past 12 years!"

So what is on the menu at Gnarly Knotts? You can see the full menu by clicking here, but the highlights, in my opinion, include the Stuffed 3 Cheese Pretzel, the Stuffed Italian Beef Pretzel, the breakfast Pretzel Croissant, and the mouthwatering Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel.

I lived in Chicagoland for YEARS and never heard of this place, and now that I'm 5 hours away in Quincy it is torture knowing that this place exists and I haven't tried it yet...My new goal this summer is to take a road trip to Chicago for a Cubs game and stop at Gnarly Knots on the way up there and on the way.

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