Beginning bright and early on Tuesday, February 25, many metro Detroiters will make the annual journey to their bakery of choice, braving long lines for that pivotal pre-Lenten Polish indulgence — the paczek. Regardless of whose Polish or Catholic, the plump and pillowy fried dough treats savored on Paczki Day are a delicacy widely enjoyed.
Some spots are already slinging paczki early for those who desire to avoid the Fat Tuesday frenzy, while others will bide their time until the official day. Below, find a guide to spots that are sure to be serving the pastries. Hamtramck mainstays New Martha Washington and New Palace obviously make the cut as well Detroit favorites like Dutch Girl Donuts, and plenty of ‘burb bakeries too. For gluten-free, vegan, baked, pierogi-paczki hybrids, and cannoli cream-filled paczki make sure to check out the non-traditional paczki map.
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