THE BRONX - A City Island bakery wakes up bright and early every day to give its famous pretzels a special twist. 

The Bronx Baking Co. operates right out of a home on City Island Avenue. 

Founder and owner Alexis Faraci and her small crew fill large pre-orders daily, making at least a dozen kinds of pretzels, including the well-known bacon pretzel.  

The handmade pretzels not only come in different flavors, but also different shapes, taking on creative shapes for special occasions.