Welcome to Gnarly Knots Pretzel Company!


At this time, we do not have any seating available…. it’s strictly Take & Go.


Traditional Bavarian Style Pretzels begin your experience at GKPC, but where we really shine is when we get zany and stuff them with all sorts of delicious yum yums!! We bake our pretzels fresh and make our homemade soups every day. Stop by and give us a try! We know you’ll love it.


If this is your FIRST TIME visiting GKPC, we recommend trying to ARRIVE EARLY!! We are a tiny place and can sell out of product from time to time (especially on Thursdays and Saturdays). You have been warned!


Thank you so much for your continued patronage! You are the reason we arise every day at 4:30AM with a smile on our faces!

Hours: M-F - 11-4 Sat - 11-3 Sun - Closed
Map: 27W570 High Lake Rd, Winfield, Illinois Call: (630)-473-0439


  1. 1. One customer in at a time
  2. 2. Please practice social line distancing!
  3. 3. We accept cash, debit, credit, Apple pay
  5. 5. 24 hour advanced preorders welcomed!
  6. 6. Masks required!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the ‘cheese topped’ and ‘cheese stuffed’ pretzel?
One has cheese baked on TOP and the other has cheese STUFFED inside the pretzel. We’ll let you decide which is which
What is the difference between the ‘cinnamon butter’ and ‘cinnamon cream’ dipping sauces?
Cinnamon butter is made with butter and is more of a spread while the cinnamon cream is made with a sweet sour cream base and is more of a dipper.
How do you warm up the pretzels so I can enjoy them later?
Pretzels are just like any other bread product. While heating them up isn’t completely necessary, if you do, we recommend using an oven or toaster oven for reheating. Just for a few minutes until soft again. Please do not microwave! But if you do… just don’t tell us you did. Our stuffed pretzels on the other hand should be reheated in the oven or toaster oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (about 5-8 minutes at 350).
What types of cheese are in the 3 cheese pretzel?
Provolone, Cheddar and Monterey Jack.
Is Monterey Jack Cheese spicy?
Heck no!! It's a mild white cheese.
What type of hot dog is used for the pretzel dog?
All Beef Hebrew National.
Do you have gluten free pretzels?
No and we never will. Sorry. However we do offer plenty of homemade soups that are gluten free!
Do you have sandwiches?
NOPE! We specialize in making STUFFED PRETZELS. Big diff!
Can I place an order over the phone to be picked up today?
Sorry no. We are a first come first serve establishment. If you’d like to place an order ahead of time we require 24 hours advance notice.
Why didn't you make more pretzels today? You always run out!
We make all of our pretzel dough fresh daily. That means that we access our pretzel needs daily and make as many as history tells us to. If you know ahead of time that you are going to get a large order (like say a day ahead or at least early morning...) then we can amend our pretzel amounts!! The dough takes quite a while to rise, roll and bake.... so a late day batch is not an option unfortunately.
I got all the way home and saw that my order was incorrect. WTF??
We are a human run company that can make mistakes from time to time. It's always a good idea to check your bag before you leave as well - especially if you live far, far away. Asking us "Is everything in there?" is not the same as checking the bag yourself. We do our best to ensure the correctness of every order... but sometimes we fail miserably. Help us to help you!!
Do you have seating?
We do not have seating. We are very close to a great many parks and outdoor areas that will suit your needs!
But why don't you have seating?
When we started in the pretzel game, we had no idea that so many folks would love it so much!! We hoped of course.... but erred on the side of caution when choosing our first location. We want to make as many pretzels as we possibly can to assuage the masses, that means that our inside space has to be for making!! So, consider us to be a Take & Go establishment.
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