Do you find yourself constantly craving a good pretzel or waffle? If so, you've come to the right place with Eastern Standard Provisions. This Boston-based company takes its soft pretzels seriously, and the site is full of different kinds of gourmet, artisanal soft pretzels and Liege Belgian Waffles. It all began with renowned baker Lauren Moran, who decided to make vegan pretzels using natural ingredients.
Eastern Standard Provisions has been featured twice on Oprah's Favorite Things list, so keep reading to find out what the hype is all about!
How Eastern Standard Provisions Works
Eastern Standard Provisions has plenty of offerings. You can order individual packs of pretzels or waffles, gourmet flavored salts and sauces, and themed gift boxes to send to family and friends. If you want a chance to try everything (and you will), you can sign up for the pretzel subscription program.
The subscription program delivers a box of artisanal snacks to your door every month. Each month, the contents of the box vary, but you'll always have:
- Artisanal soft pretzels
- Liege Belgian waffles
- Artfully blended sauces
- Gourmet flavored salts and sugars
The boxes also include a recipe card with an easy-to-follow recipe to make your own baked goods. Does it get any better than that? You can't choose what's in your box, which is part of the fun of it. However, you can see what's coming up in each month's box by checking the company website.
When you join a subscription plan, you can pay for one, three, four, six, or 12 boxes at one time and get free shipping. You can also opt to gift a subscription to a loved one or family member.
What You Can Expect From Your Order
After creating an account and placing your first subscription order, your box will ship within one to three business days. Then, each month, you'll get a box automatically delivered on the monthly anniversary of that first order. The boxes include all of your treats (packaged to stay fresh), plus packets of sauces and seasonings. There's also an adorable sticker on the outside that announces that your subscription has arrived.
If you follow one of the recipe cards, you're free to share your creations with Eastern Standard Provisions' online community. The company also has recipes online, which show you how to use your pretzels to bake things such as:
- Meatball sliders
- Grilled cheese sandwiches
- Chicken and waffles
- Pretzel crostinis
If you don't plan to consume all your goodies immediately, make sure you put them in the freezer to maintain their quality.
All Eastern Standard Provisions pretzels are vegan. When you visit the website, you can see a description and a list of natural ingredients for each item. For example, the traditional Wheelhouse pretzel is designed to be light inside with a baked crust on the outside. One cool feature of these pretzels is that they can vary in shape and color since they are hand-twisted.
Here are just a few examples of the tasty treats from Eastern Standard Provisions:
- Turnbuckle soft pretzel sticks
- One-Timer soft pretzel bite
- Wheelhouse signature soft pretzels
- Topknot XL soft pretzels
- Soft pretzel slider buns
- Dark chocolate Liege Belgian waffles
- Classic Liege Belgian waffles
Sauces and Toppings
- French toast sugar
- Hickory smoked BBQ pretzel salt
- Mustard & herb pretzel salt
- Three cheese salt
- Everything spice
- Chili lime pretzel salt
- Truffle hot sauce
- Truffle mustard
- Horseradish peppercorn mustard
- Dark chocolate fudge sauce
- Peanut butter caramel sauce
Eastern Standard Provisions pretzels ship all over the United States. So, you can enjoy snacking on them no matter where you are. The company sends the pretzels and waffles frozen with the intent they will thaw before arrival. So, you don't have to worry if your order doesn't arrive frozen. Even if there are shipping delays, the company uses natural preservatives to ensure long-lasting freshness.
You'll find warming instructions in your package since the manufacturers intended the pretzels and waffles would be consumed warm. The directions involve putting the treats in the oven (which you can do from frozen if you don't want to thaw them), then topping them with the salts or sugars. You can also use melted butter or olive oil to help the toppings stick when you eat the pretzels.
It's important that you freeze your Eastern Standard Provisions pretzels to keep them fresh. Customers can contact the customer services team to manage any shipment issues or request a refund.
The cost of subscription changes based on how much you want to prepay. You can save money by paying for a full year in advance. The current prices are:
- $29.99 per month for one month at a time
- $85.47 for three months
- $107.96 for four months
- $152.95 for six months
- $287.90 for 12 months
Each order includes free shipping. If you take advantage of one of these discounts, keep in mind that you can't use any additional coupon or promo code.
The Eastern Standard Provisions team is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
If you aren't going to eat your pretzels immediately, store them in the freezer for best results. Eastern Standard Provisions are designed to last up to seven days in transit. They will not keep if you sit them on the counter or in the fridge.
Each pretzel and waffle comes with heating directions in the shipping package. In general, you'll bake your treat for about five minutes in the oven. Then, you can add your salt or sauce and take a bite. Note that heating from frozen will take longer than heating a thawed pretzel.
Yes, these artisanal soft pretzels are all-natural, and vegans can enjoy them.
Pros & Cons
- Pretzel sizes are perfect for snacking
- Lots of gift and a la carte options to choose from
- Everything is made with natural ingredients
- Signing up for a subscription is quick and easy
- You can't change the size of your subscription box
Food For Thought
In review, we love the idea of having artisanal soft pretzels delivered to your doorstep. If you're a pretzel-lover, then you know it can be hard to find quality, light and airy pretzels in a store. It's even harder to find ones made entirely with ingredients you can pronounce. So, Eastern Standard Provisions definitely has the right idea.
We also appreciate how the special sauces, salt, and other toppings elevate the experience. We only wish there were more subscription options for people who may want more or fewer items in a box. However, since these last a while in the freezer, can you ever have too many?
Eastern Standard Provisions is most compatible with lovers of soft pretzels who value natural ingredients.
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