Paczki Day, or Fat Tuesday, rolls around right after Valentine’s Day on February 16. Plan ahead this year and place an order early for these custard, jelly, or cream-filled Polish doughnuts. Several Ann Arbor bakeries are taking part in the annual celebration, including options for vegan paczki, beer pairings, and more.
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Argus Farm Stop
Made at Crust in Fenton, pick up a box of paczki at Argus Farm Stop (Packard location only) on February 16. Priced at $2.50 per paczek, people can also build a box of one dozen paczki and get an extra one free to make it a baker’s dozen. Flavors include lemon, raspberry, and strawberry. Place orders online for pick-up or delivery.
Busch’s (all locations)
Start early on Fat Tuesday with paczki available in-store now through February 16, or until supplies run out. Grab an assorted six-pack ($6.99), three-pack ($3.99), or single ($1.49). Choose from flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry, cream-filled, cream cheese, custard, lemon, prune, and raspberry. The assorted paczki pack is a random variety, with a choice of one filling for the three-pack or single.
Detroit Street Filling Station
Vegans can get in on the Fat Tuesday fun by pre-ordering a box of six paczki for $24 for pick-up on February 10, 11, 12, or 16. Each box contains two each of the chocolate cream, vanilla cream, and raspberry paczki. Order online. One box per customer.
Dimo’s Deli & Donuts
A doughnut destination on Fat Tuesday, this bakery adds paczki to the selection on the day. Flavors include apple, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and custard and are priced at $30 per dozen or $2.50 per paczek. Preorder one week in advance by calling 734-662-7944 or walk in on February 16. Pick-up preorders February 16.
This Ypsilanti bakery starts taking orders for paczki at the beginning of February. Flavors include apple, blueberry, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, and custard. Paczki are priced at $23 per dozen or $2.25 per paczek. Preorder for pick-up by calling 734-485-3175.
Grab a beer and a paczek at this Ann Arbor bar. On February 16, enjoy a free paczek with a drink purchase. With 36 constantly rotating craft beer on tap, the tough choice will be which beer to pair with the paczki.
This well known doughnut and ice cream spot becomes a paczki pick-up location every year for Fat Tuesday. Choose from a selection of flavors priced at $2 each or $24 per dozen, including apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, custard, raspberry, prune, and lemon. Preorder by February 9 for pick-up February 16 by calling 734-662-3244.
Offering five flavorful fillings, the paczki at Zingerman’s Bakehouse are made only once a year. Priced at $2.99 each, choose from raspberry jam, lemon cream, sweet ricotta, chocolate pudding, and rose hip jam. Quantities are very limited. Call 734-761-2095 to place an order for pick-up on February 16.