ANN ARBOR, Mich. – If you’re not covered in sugar or jelly after biting into a paczki, you’re doing it wrong.
Pronounced in Michigan as “poonch-kee,” the calorie-heavy doughnut-esque delights are made with a yeasty dough for Fat Tuesday,
The dessert is well-loved in the Mitten state and was supposedly brought to the area by Polish immigrants. In fact, Fat Tuesday is often referred to as Packzi Day.
Bakeries around Ann Arbor are currently taking orders for the annual holiday that will happen on Tuesday, Feb. 21 this year.
Here’s where you can order your paczki:
IT’S A GOOD DAY DONUTS
The Ypsilanti-based home bakery will have both traditional and vegan paczki available for pick up at Ann Arbor’s York. Full-fat paczki flavors include lemon gingers, chocolate-covered cherry and cookie butter. Vegan paczki will come in fig, chocolate almond and pina colada. Buy some here.
The Ann Arbor food brand is making paczki in flavors like raspberry, lemon, ricotta, chocolate, and rose hip. Each costs $3.50, and can be picked up on Feb. 21. Order here.
The long-time Ann Arbor dairy, at 602 S. Ashley St., is taking pre-orders for six or 12 paczki until 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Flavors include apple, chocolate cream, custard, lemon, prune and raspberry. Call in pre-orders at 734-662-3244.
ARGUS FARM STOP
Preorder for paczki from Crust for pickup at Argus Farm Stop locations. Flavors from Crust include lemon, American berry, chocolate cayenne, strawberry and raspberry. Each costs $2.60.
Those who don’t pre-order may be able to snag some at Argus locations but quantities will be limited. Order here.
THE DIXBORO PROJECT
The Dixboro Project, at 5400 Plymouth Rd., will have paczki in cherry apricot, lemon cardamom and chocolate orange starting at 7 a.m. on Feb. 21.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? DJ’s Bakery, Dom Bakeries and Dimo’s Deli usually have trays full of paczki and lines out the door on Fat Tuesday