This famous Jewish bakery was established in 1870 and, following a short lapse, its kosher status was re-established in 2000 when the current owners, William Despard and Cormac Keenan, took over. While most famous for their bagels - they're still reckoned to sell the best bagels in Dublin - their range of products is very wide.
Their main speciality is proper handmade bread, made the old-fashioned way and baked in the original brick-lined ovens. The make a variety of styles, including sourdough and rye breads, but also delicious confectionery, seasonal specialties and tray bakes and cakes for parties.
As well as selling from their two bakeries, Bretzel supply a number of speciality food stores including Fallon & Byrne and Donnybrook Fair, Kennedys of Enniskerry, Country Market in Howth, and Stable Diet in Wexford - check their website for the full list of outlets.
Also at: 8 Upper Rathmines Road, beside the Post Office