LEJ Pretzel, Co – Our Story
What do 3 friends, a cured pancetta and pretzels have to do with one another? Everything. We are LEJ (Lori, Evan, and Jason) Pretzel, Co. born out of a love of food and bonding over a house-cured pancetta. After hosting a 7-course pasta dinner for 19 friends (featuring pancetta, of course!) the idea of a pretzel company arose on a whim. It was meant to be snack while cleaning up after a long and beautiful night of eating pasta and drinking wine, but after digging in and demolishing the entire batch, it became something more. We knew we created something special. One batch turned into two, two became hundreds in only a few short months. Our once single item menu is growing.
The idea of a pretzel company and a menu full of pretzel-related items often raises eyebrows but so does the taste of our pretzels. We take pride in this. Simple things done well – we wonâ€™t make it or sell it, if it isnâ€™t our best. We believe delicious food brings people together and feel lucky to have a history of finding friendships over full bellies.
We are thrilled to announce we have recently opened a retail location at 620 South Main Street (look for the pretzel on the window!) in downtown Gainesville. As we take our time to grow into our new space, we will be open Fridays from 12 – 6 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM â€“ 6 PM. We love to take pre-orders and are happy to cater any event! For more information, give us a call or see us at: