culinary heritage


Inside the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery: America’s original Commercial Pretzel Establishment

The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, located in Lititz, Pennsylvania, holds a significant place in American food history as the nation's first commercial pretzel bakery. Established in 1861, this historic site offers visitors an authentic glimpse into the traditional art of pretzel making and the remarkable story of the Sturgis family's multi-generational baking legacy.