TypeCracker or flatbread
Region or stateUnited States
Created byAshkenazi Jews

A Pletzel, platzel or pletzl (Yiddish פלעצל, German Plätzchen, cookie or cracker) is type of Jewish flatbread similar to focaccia.


A type of pletzel smothered in onion and poppy seeds is known as the onion pletzl, onion board or onion flat in the US. It was a common treat sold in American Jewish bakeries until the end of the 20th century.[1][2] In east London and in Buenos Aires, the onion platzel is still available.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Gil Marks. Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-39130-3, p. 470
  2. ^ Jeffrey Hertzberg, Zoe Francois. Five Minute Bread: The revolutionary new baking method: no bread machine, no kneading! Random House, 2016. ISBN 9781446446683, p. 250
  3. ^ "Platzel".