You know how they say the best LaRosa’s Pizza is at Kings Island? Well, the best soft pretzel might be at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s nothing fancy, but it is perfect. At the Hops beer garden right next to Roo Valley, visitors can buy a pint and a pretzel that’s just the right amount of sweet and salty. It’s as if they deep-fried the pretzel in oil that was just shared with a funnel cake, giving the outside a slightly sweet crunch. Dip the pretzel in their liquid-gold nacho cheese for the perfect balance. It will drive you, dare we say, wild? cincinnatizoo.org.