10 Metro Detroit Spots to Satisfy Your Paczki Cravings

From traditional to coney style, there’s a paczki for every taste
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New Palace Bakery: This year, two new flavors — peanut butter chocolate and peanut butter and jelly — join rose hip, cookie crunch, caramel cream, and other traditional pastry flavors at this Hamtramck mainstay. The European bakery also offers a twist on traditional paczki with two-filling and three-filling combinations. Preorder online or by phone. 9833 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; newpalacebakery.com

New Martha Washington: The secret family paczki recipe hasn’t changed since the bakery opened in 1973. Last year, the bakery stayed opened for a marathon 40-hour Fat Tuesday sale for customers in search of prune, apricot, sugar glazed, and many more flavors. 10335 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-872-1988

Dutch Girl Donuts: This legendary 24-hour Detroit doughnut staple switches its menu and serves traditional cream-filled paczki for one day only on Fat Tuesday. The family-run shop at Woodward Avenue and Seven Mile Road hasn’t changed much in its 70-year history, so be sure to bring cash. 19000 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-368-3020

Sister Pie: The West Village bakery introduced jasmine passion fruit, maple coffee cream, and a selection of savory paczki for this year’s Mardi Gras-themed menu. The paczki are in demand and are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis so get there early; last year they sold out in just two hours. #8066 Kercheval St., Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com#

Avalon International Breads: Avalon’s Phat Tuesday paczki have all the flavor of the traditional treats but with less fat. The dough is baked instead of deep-fried, stuffed with housemade raspberry preserves, vanilla custard, or lemon curd, and glazed for the signature paczki taste. 422 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-832-0008; avalonbreads.net

Iversen’s Bakery: This Dearborn bakery is a specialty cake shop 364 days of the year, but on Fat Tuesday, Iversen’s takes a break from their 12 different cake flavors to make three traditionally flavored paczki: lemon curd, raspberry, and chocolate cream. 22041 Outer Dr., Dearborn; 313-563-5161; iversensbakery.com

West Warren Baking Company: Apple, blueberry raspberry, prune, strawberry, custard, chocolate, and lemon make up this authentic European bakery’s fruity paczki menu. West Warren Baking Company will also make and deliver a customized gift basket for an extra charge. 15708 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-582-8438; westwarrenbakery.com

Tringali’s Italian Bakery: Alongside traditional custard, chocolate, raspberry, and lemon paczki, Tringali’s offers an Italian twist on the Polish treat. The soft, deep-fried dough is stuffed with cannoli cream or cappuccino cannoli cream and topped with powdered sugar. Mangia! 29100 Schoenherr Rd., Warren; 586-777-9010; tringalisbakery.com

Uber Paczki Delivery: Fat Tuesday is about indulgence of all kinds. Uber wants to make that easier for you by bringing paczki straight to your door for $20. After 7 a.m. Tuesday, with just one tap of the Uber app a driver will deliver a dozen jelly-filled pastries until they’re all sold out. newsroom.uber.com

American Coney Island: Detroit’s coney dog hot spot is jumping on the paczki bandwagon this year with a sweet and savory combination: the coney paczki. A hot dog, chili, mustard, and onions served in a glazed but unfilled paczki sells for $4.65. 114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-7758; coneykit.com

 

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