Reason 11/338 of Why I love Winnipeg!
Langes Bakery has been a staple in my upbringing for as long as I can remember. As young as 3 years old, my Saturday mornings consisted of cartoons, and then a drive with my Dad to Manitoba Sausage (now known as Winnipeg Old Country) for a salami and European wiener fix, a quick jaunt over to Lange’s for the tastiest damn pretzels you’ve ever had, and then the trip culminated with a stop at AAC (Arlington Athletic Club) where my Dad would shoot pool in the back, I would sit at the front counter drinking Grape Crush out of a glass bottle, and wander around the hall pretending to play Pac-Man until one of my dad’s buddies ponied up a few quarters. Great times.
But the focus of this blog is Lange’s. Located at 710 Ellice, it is definitely a diamond in the rough. While their website seems to focus more on cakes and pastries these days, I urge you to make them a weekly, or bi-weekly visit. The pretzels, freshly made will still be hot out of the oven, and likely won’t even make it home.
You’ll wonder why it’s taken you this long to discover them.
Yeah. I love Winnipeg. We bake the hell out of our Pretzels.