It's no secret that sometimes the simplest of foods offer the most pleasure, and anything made by hand with love and a little obsession adds another dimension. Martin's Pretzels are handmade in Pennsylvania and are simply the best you're likely to find. Anywhere. I've been obsessed with them for years. Their site provides great history of the pretzel, photos and video of the kitchen, information about their schedule at several New York City farmer markets, and online ordering. Best of all, you can get 3 lbs of pretzel love for $14, making these tasty treats one of the most reasonably priced artisinal snacks around.