Covrigi aka Romanian pretzels


Covrigi are a traditional Romanian snack that is popular among locals and tourists alike. They are a special type of Romanian pretzel. Covrigi can be served in a savory version sprinkled with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or even sweet, with various jams or chocolate as the filling. Covrigi are eaten warm, golden-baked, preferably just pulled out of the oven, and can be found in bakeries all over Romania. It is a tasty and inexpensive snack that costs no more than 0.80 EUR, so you should not miss this famous delicacy of Romanian cuisine.

Covrigi Petru

Covrigi with caramelized sugar
Covrigi with caramelized sugar
Covrigi filled with plum jam
Covrigi filled with plum jam
Covrigi filled with cherry jam
Covrigi filled with cherry jam
Covrigi filled with cherry jam
Covrigi filled with cherry jam
Covrigi filled with sausage, essentially a Romanian hot dog
Covrigi filled with sausage, essentially a Romanian hot dog

I enjoyed covrigi in Iași most often from the Petru bakery chain, which had branches all over the city.

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Covrigi Calzi Miki

But I also went for covrigi to a small famous bakery Calzi Miki.

Covrigi Calzi Miki
Covrigi Calzi Miki

The bakery is small, the size of just a larger newsstand. However, through the glass windows, you can watch freshly baked pretzels coming straight out of the oven.

Covrigi sprinkled with poppy seeds
Covrigi sprinkled with poppy seeds
Covrigi sprinkled with sunflower seeds
Covrigi sprinkled with sunflower seeds

Covrigi is one of the things you need to taste. The offer of different types is wide, so everyone will find something they like.

Bon appétit!

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