National Pretzel Day  has been America's crunchiest (or softest depending on your preference) food holiday ever since Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell declared April 26 to be a day to celebrate the tasty snack and acknowledge its importance to his state's history and economy. Philadelphia also houses the privately run Pretzel Museum, opened in 1993.

Today pretzels are available for free or cheap across the country. Here's how to find the pretzel closest to you. Enjoy.

Pretzelmaker is offering free pretzels at locations across the country. Check out a full list of participating locations here.

Free pretzels are also on the menu at the Philadelphia Pretzel Factory, which has stores around the country. Find the closest one on their website.

That's it for free pretzels, but plenty of restaurants are offering special National Pretzel Day coupons. Pretzel Crisps has 'buy one get one free' coupons available via their Facebook page. Aunt Anne's is offering the same promotion, just head over to their Facebook page to grab your digital coupon.

Pretzel Twister offering 'two for one' on pretzles at locations around the country from 10 am to 9 pm with no coupons required. List of their locations here.

If you're in New York check out Gothamist's round-up of the best and most creative pretzels available in the city, including the drool inducing pretzel sandwich (a pretzel sliced in half and filled with mozzarella, tomato and pesto or smoked salmon and dill cream cheese) at Sigmund's  in Alphabet City. Sadly none of these are free.

Happy eating!

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