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Where to Find Plump, Pillowy Paczki in Metro Detroit

Spots that embrace the Fat Tuesday mania with classic flavors

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A dozen paczki from Hamtramck, Michigan.
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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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1. New Palace Bakery

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9833 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 875-1334
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Consider New Palace ground zero for Paczki Day. For many Fat Tuesday revelers it’s the place to get those plump Polish pastries. The shop offers just about every flavor under the sun and is adding beer and pretzel paczki to its roster in 2020. This shop (like many Polish bakeries) is already selling — and shipping — paczki. Pre-orders for the official Paczki Day are strongly recommended and lines are guaranteed, so get there early. The doors typically open around 3 a.m.

2. New Martha Washington Bakery

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10335 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 872-1988

This tiny Hamtramck bakery attracts crowds with lines spooling around the block on Paczki Day. From chocolate cream to raspberry to prune, New Martha Washington has a large variety of classic flavors and they stack boxes like they mean business.

3. Family Donut Shop

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11300 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 368-9214

This Hamtramck doughnut shop oozes Americana charm and pulls out all the stops on Paczki Day with classic flavors like custard, cherry, and chocolate cream. The shop uses vegetable shortening, so the pastries are halal. The burek pastries are also a good bet.

4. Dutch Girl Donuts

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19000 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 368-3020
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Woodward Avenue’s doughnut icon goes Polish on Fat Tuesday with a selection of glazed and frosted paczki stuffed with extra sweet fillings. Arrive extra early to beat the morning paczki rush. The shop is open 24 hours a day.

5. Apple Fritter Donut Shop

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741 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 545-7295
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Although known for its apple fritters, this Ferndale donut shop offers classic fruit and cream-filled paczki on Fat Tuesday. The shop accepts pre-orders ahead of the holiday. It’s also conveniently located on the same block as Christine’s Cuisine, a well-loved restaurant serving Polish favorites like pierogi, smoked sausage, and kapusta.

6. Donut Cutter

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28173 Woodward Ave
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 542-4653
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Woodward Avenue’s cash-only doughnut shop is currently taking pre-orders for Fat Tuesday with options like apple, custard, buttercream, and lemon-filled paczki.

The blue-striped exterior of Donut Cutter is shown from the parking lot facing Woodward on a sunny day. Brenna Houck

7. Daily Dozen

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32701 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 439-0068
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All three metro Detroit locations of Daily Dozen are taking pre-orders for five dozen or more classic paczki in flavors like apple, lemon, custard, and strawberry. Orders must be placed by February 24 at noon. The shops will also have plenty loose and boxed up for carryout on February 25.

8. Avon Donuts

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45324 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 333-2121
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Known for its creative flavors and colorful toppings, Avon Donuts in Pontiac goes classic on Paczki Day with filled pastries in flavors like blueberry, raspberry, and cherry. Customers looking to pick-up three dozen or more may place pre-orders between Monday, February 17 and Saturday, February 22. Loose paczki will also be available in-store on Fat Tuesday.

9. Knapp's Donut Shop

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6057 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085
(248) 813-8370
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With locations in Rochester and Troy, Knapp’s has the metro area pretty well covered with a variety of fruit and cream filled paczki. The bakeries are currently accepting pre-orders for traditional flavors like prune, raspberry, apple, and cherry paczki.

10. American Polish Cultural Center

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2975 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-3636
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The American Polish Cultural Center is accepting online orders for assorted fruit, custard, and cannoli-flavored paczki now through Monday, February 24. The doughnuts are priced at $18 per dozen and $9 per half dozen. On Fat Tuesday, the center hosts a celebration with polish food and accordion music.

11. Tringali's Bakery

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29100 Schoenherr Rd
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 777-9010
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Warren’s Italian bake shop is best known for its cannoli cream filled twist on the traditional paczki, but standard-bearing flavors like raspberry, apple, lemon, and chocolate custard can be found here as well. Pick up the traditional varieties for $1.55 each or $18.60 per dozen.

12. East Detroit Bakery & Deli

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17530 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 776-6450

This Eastpointe bakery is a favorite for paczki fanatics on the east side. The paczki are bigger than average and come glazed or powdered sugar-dusted with traditional fillings like apricot and cherry. Pre-orders are currently being accepted.

13. Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries

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85 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 647-0298
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Grosse Pointe pastry shop and cafe Morning Glory is accepting pre-orders for paczki. Customers must order at least a half dozen and must place their orders by Friday, February 21 at the latest. The Polish pastries are available with fillings like strawberry, raspberry, lemon, apple, custard, and Bavarian cream. The cost is $12 for a half dozen or $22.50. There’s a limit of six per-person on Fat Tuesday.

14. Pietrzyk Pierogi

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1429 Gratiot Ave #109
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 614-9393
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Now with its very own production kitchen, Pietrzyk Pierogi is accepting online pre-orders for 2020 now through Thursday, February 20. In addition to classic flavors like raspberry and rose-lemon, customers can pick up custard-apricot-pistachio and strawberry-jalapeno paczki here. They’re $20 per dozen with the option of mixed dozens (minimum three different flavors per order).

A bunch of sugar dusted paczki in a metal pan. Pietrzyk Pierogi [Official photo]

15. Donut Villa

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5875 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-4752
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Southwest Detroit fried dough mainstay Donut Villa will have a sizable supply of paczki on hand throughout Fat Tuesday in flavors like lemon, apple, raspberry, and custard.

The brown brick exterior of Donut Villa is shown on a sunny day. Brenna Houck

16. Sugarr Donuts

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1752 Eureka Rd
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 258-8386
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Sugarr Donuts in Wyandotte is taking pre-order through Tuesday, February 18, for paczki in flavors like apple, blueberry, lemon, raspberry, and custard as well and more creative alternatives like peanut butter and jelly and creme brulee.

17. Donut Kastle

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24555 Eureka Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 946-8436
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Donut Kastle will be slinging paczki now through Fat Tuesday primarily in custard and raspberry flavors. They’re available for $17.50 per dozen, $9 for a half dozen, or $1.75 a piece.

18. Sisters Cakery

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15730 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 846-4777

Part of a lineup of venerable West Warren Avenue bakeries, fans make the pilgrimage to this old school pastry shop year after year for the classic paczki. The shop accepts pre-orders and as an added bonus it tends to be less busy on Fat Tuesday than the Hamtramck bakeries.

19. Iversen's Bakery

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22041 W Outer Dr
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 563-5161
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Iversen’s Bakery in Hamtramck doesn’t use lard to make its paczki so they’re technically halal. They come in flavors like lemon curd and raspberry jam as well as cannoli cream.

20. Chene Modern Bakery

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17041 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 582-0700
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A traditional Polish bakery on West Warren Avenue, Chene Modern Bakery goes all out for Paczki Day with flavors like apricot, prune, blueberry, and even caramel apple. The best part? They’re already available for those who want to get a head start on the Mardi Gras festivities.

21. Bartz Bakery

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1532 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 562-0986

This Dearborn bakeshop is known for its Eastern European pastries and draws a line on Fat Tuesday for its plump, golden paczki served with a variety of fillings including prune and lemon.

22. GM Paris Bakery

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28418 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 425-2060
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This family-owned Polish establishment in Livonia opens from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Paczki Day with live music and plenty of fried dough. All the classic fruit fillings like prune, apple, and raspberry are available alongside the popular custard flavor. Pick up a dozen for $19.50 or a half dozen for $11. Individual paczek are $2 each.

23. The Looney Baker

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13931 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 425-8569
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Favored for its cinnamon rolls and other handmade delights, on Paczki Day this Livonia bakeshop gets busy with an influx of customers seeking out this special Polish treat. Pre-order and beat the rush.

1. New Palace Bakery

9833 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Consider New Palace ground zero for Paczki Day. For many Fat Tuesday revelers it’s the place to get those plump Polish pastries. The shop offers just about every flavor under the sun and is adding beer and pretzel paczki to its roster in 2020. This shop (like many Polish bakeries) is already selling — and shipping — paczki. Pre-orders for the official Paczki Day are strongly recommended and lines are guaranteed, so get there early. The doors typically open around 3 a.m.

9833 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

2. New Martha Washington Bakery

10335 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This tiny Hamtramck bakery attracts crowds with lines spooling around the block on Paczki Day. From chocolate cream to raspberry to prune, New Martha Washington has a large variety of classic flavors and they stack boxes like they mean business.

10335 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

3. Family Donut Shop

11300 Conant St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This Hamtramck doughnut shop oozes Americana charm and pulls out all the stops on Paczki Day with classic flavors like custard, cherry, and chocolate cream. The shop uses vegetable shortening, so the pastries are halal. The burek pastries are also a good bet.

11300 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

4. Dutch Girl Donuts

19000 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203

Woodward Avenue’s doughnut icon goes Polish on Fat Tuesday with a selection of glazed and frosted paczki stuffed with extra sweet fillings. Arrive extra early to beat the morning paczki rush. The shop is open 24 hours a day.

19000 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203

5. Apple Fritter Donut Shop

741 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Although known for its apple fritters, this Ferndale donut shop offers classic fruit and cream-filled paczki on Fat Tuesday. The shop accepts pre-orders ahead of the holiday. It’s also conveniently located on the same block as Christine’s Cuisine, a well-loved restaurant serving Polish favorites like pierogi, smoked sausage, and kapusta.

741 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

6. Donut Cutter

28173 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
The blue-striped exterior of Donut Cutter is shown from the parking lot facing Woodward on a sunny day. Brenna Houck

Woodward Avenue’s cash-only doughnut shop is currently taking pre-orders for Fat Tuesday with options like apple, custard, buttercream, and lemon-filled paczki.

28173 Woodward Ave
Berkley, MI 48072

7. Daily Dozen

32701 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

All three metro Detroit locations of Daily Dozen are taking pre-orders for five dozen or more classic paczki in flavors like apple, lemon, custard, and strawberry. Orders must be placed by February 24 at noon. The shops will also have plenty loose and boxed up for carryout on February 25.

32701 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

8. Avon Donuts

45324 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341

Known for its creative flavors and colorful toppings, Avon Donuts in Pontiac goes classic on Paczki Day with filled pastries in flavors like blueberry, raspberry, and cherry. Customers looking to pick-up three dozen or more may place pre-orders between Monday, February 17 and Saturday, February 22. Loose paczki will also be available in-store on Fat Tuesday.

45324 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341

9. Knapp's Donut Shop

6057 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

With locations in Rochester and Troy, Knapp’s has the metro area pretty well covered with a variety of fruit and cream filled paczki. The bakeries are currently accepting pre-orders for traditional flavors like prune, raspberry, apple, and cherry paczki.

6057 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085

10. American Polish Cultural Center

2975 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

The American Polish Cultural Center is accepting online orders for assorted fruit, custard, and cannoli-flavored paczki now through Monday, February 24. The doughnuts are priced at $18 per dozen and $9 per half dozen. On Fat Tuesday, the center hosts a celebration with polish food and accordion music.

2975 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083

11. Tringali's Bakery

29100 Schoenherr Rd, Warren, MI 48093

Warren’s Italian bake shop is best known for its cannoli cream filled twist on the traditional paczki, but standard-bearing flavors like raspberry, apple, lemon, and chocolate custard can be found here as well. Pick up the traditional varieties for $1.55 each or $18.60 per dozen.

29100 Schoenherr Rd
Warren, MI 48093

12. East Detroit Bakery & Deli

17530 E 9 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021

This Eastpointe bakery is a favorite for paczki fanatics on the east side. The paczki are bigger than average and come glazed or powdered sugar-dusted with traditional fillings like apricot and cherry. Pre-orders are currently being accepted.

17530 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI 48021

13. Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries

85 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Grosse Pointe pastry shop and cafe Morning Glory is accepting pre-orders for paczki. Customers must order at least a half dozen and must place their orders by Friday, February 21 at the latest. The Polish pastries are available with fillings like strawberry, raspberry, lemon, apple, custard, and Bavarian cream. The cost is $12 for a half dozen or $22.50. There’s a limit of six per-person on Fat Tuesday.

85 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

14. Pietrzyk Pierogi

1429 Gratiot Ave #109, Detroit, MI 48207
A bunch of sugar dusted paczki in a metal pan. Pietrzyk Pierogi [Official photo]

Now with its very own production kitchen, Pietrzyk Pierogi is accepting online pre-orders for 2020 now through Thursday, February 20. In addition to classic flavors like raspberry and rose-lemon, customers can pick up custard-apricot-pistachio and strawberry-jalapeno paczki here. They’re $20 per dozen with the option of mixed dozens (minimum three different flavors per order).

1429 Gratiot Ave #109
Detroit, MI 48207

15. Donut Villa

5875 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
The brown brick exterior of Donut Villa is shown on a sunny day. Brenna Houck

Southwest Detroit fried dough mainstay Donut Villa will have a sizable supply of paczki on hand throughout Fat Tuesday in flavors like lemon, apple, raspberry, and custard.

5875 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

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16. Sugarr Donuts

1752 Eureka Rd, Wyandotte, MI 48192

Sugarr Donuts in Wyandotte is taking pre-order through Tuesday, February 18, for paczki in flavors like apple, blueberry, lemon, raspberry, and custard as well and more creative alternatives like peanut butter and jelly and creme brulee.

1752 Eureka Rd
Wyandotte, MI 48192

17. Donut Kastle

24555 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI 48180

Donut Kastle will be slinging paczki now through Fat Tuesday primarily in custard and raspberry flavors. They’re available for $17.50 per dozen, $9 for a half dozen, or $1.75 a piece.

24555 Eureka Rd
Taylor, MI 48180

18. Sisters Cakery

15730 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48228

Part of a lineup of venerable West Warren Avenue bakeries, fans make the pilgrimage to this old school pastry shop year after year for the classic paczki. The shop accepts pre-orders and as an added bonus it tends to be less busy on Fat Tuesday than the Hamtramck bakeries.

15730 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48228

19. Iversen's Bakery

22041 W Outer Dr, Dearborn, MI 48124

Iversen’s Bakery in Hamtramck doesn’t use lard to make its paczki so they’re technically halal. They come in flavors like lemon curd and raspberry jam as well as cannoli cream.

22041 W Outer Dr
Dearborn, MI 48124

20. Chene Modern Bakery

17041 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48228

A traditional Polish bakery on West Warren Avenue, Chene Modern Bakery goes all out for Paczki Day with flavors like apricot, prune, blueberry, and even caramel apple. The best part? They’re already available for those who want to get a head start on the Mardi Gras festivities.

17041 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48228

21. Bartz Bakery

1532 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128

This Dearborn bakeshop is known for its Eastern European pastries and draws a line on Fat Tuesday for its plump, golden paczki served with a variety of fillings including prune and lemon.

1532 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128

22. GM Paris Bakery

28418 Joy Rd, Livonia, MI 48150

This family-owned Polish establishment in Livonia opens from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Paczki Day with live music and plenty of fried dough. All the classic fruit fillings like prune, apple, and raspberry are available alongside the popular custard flavor. Pick up a dozen for $19.50 or a half dozen for $11. Individual paczek are $2 each.

28418 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI 48150

23. The Looney Baker

13931 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48154

Favored for its cinnamon rolls and other handmade delights, on Paczki Day this Livonia bakeshop gets busy with an influx of customers seeking out this special Polish treat. Pre-order and beat the rush.

13931 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154

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