Paczki Day is upon us, and metro Detroit bakeries and eateries sure know how to celebrate. Whether you prefer a classic flavor like Paris Bakery’s Lemon filling or something more creative like Sister Pie’s paczki-pierogi hybrid, here’s where to get your fix this year.
Avalon International Breads
Avalon’s Paczkis are baked instead of fried and contain house-made fillings that are crafted without artificial ingredients and preservatives. Some specialties on Paczki Day include a Vanilla Custard paczki topped with ganache, Lemon Curd with a dash of powdered sugar, and Slow Jams Raspberry Jam coated with glaze. Visit avalonbreads.net for locations.
Rose’s Fine Food
This charming diner is offering paczki by the dozen with flavors including the Plum Butter Paczki — a potato donut filled with roasted plum butter and topped with poppyseeds — or the Rose Custard Paczki, which is filled with creamy rose custard and topped with dried red rose petals. Rose’s Fine Food, 10551 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit; 313-822-2729; rosesfinefood.com
The Apparatus Room
Claiming the title as the “Paczki Pit Stop” this Fat Tuesday, The Apparatus Room at the Detroit Foundation Hotel is offering paczki in flavors such as Plum, Lemon Meringue, and Dark Chocolate Custard. The tasty treats are made by the hotel restaurant’s pastry chef, Duncan Spangler, and are $3 per paczki or $15 for half a dozen. Orders can be placed now for pickup on Feb. 25. The Apparatus Room, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; 313-800-5600; detroitfoundationhotel.com
New Palace Bakery
Opening bright and early at 3 a.m. this Paczki Day, New Palace Bakery offers traditional pączki flavors, but also many specialty flavors including Beer & Pretzels. The unique packzi is filled with non-alcoholic beer buttercream and coated with a beer glaze and crushed pretzels. Also new for 2020, is the Banana Cream Cheesecake paczki, which is filled with banana buttercream, cream cheese filling, and graham cracker crumbs before being topped with even more banana cream and graham cracker crumbs and sprinkled powdered sugar. New Palace Bakery, 9833 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334; newpalacebakery.com
Eastern Market Brewing Co.
The Detroit-based brewery is hosting a Paczki and Beer Pairing event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 25. The paczki are being made by Eastern Market Brewing Co., and beer flights will be available for $20. Eastern Market Brewing Co., 2515 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-502-5165; easternmarket.beer
The Hamtramck spot is offering up vegan raspberry paczki. Order a half dozen for $18 on Nosh Pit’s website for pickup between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. The restaurant, which is typically closed on Tuesdays, will also host a special lunch service. Nosh Pit, 2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck, 313-486-0777; noshpitdetroit.com
For Paczki Day this year, the West Village pie shop will carry Malted Lime and Salted Maple paczki as well as Pieraczki — a pastry that combines a pierogi and paczki. Sister Pie opens at 8 a.m. Sister Pie, 8066 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com
Home Bakery offers up an impressive lineup of paczki. With more than 10 flavors starting at $2.25 each, customers can choose from Apple, Blueberry-Lemon, Cassata, Strawberry, and Kronutczki, which is a vanilla bean sugar-coated paczki that’s filled with Home Bakery’s vanilla bean pastry cream. Order 24 hours in advance to have your paczki delivered, or pick them up at the shop. Home Bakery, 300 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-651-4830; thehomebakery.com
Paczki flavors at this Livonia shop include classics like Custard, Blueberry, Prune, and Lemon. The sweet treats can be ordered individually or as a half dozen or dozen. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., keyboard player and singer Joe Czapski will be playing live music at the bakery. Paris Bakery, 28418 Joy Rd., Livonia, 734-425-2060; parisbakerylivonia.com
Chene Modern Bakery
Getting a head start on the competition, the Detroit bakery started selling its famous paczki, which were once featured on the Food Network, at the beginning of February. If you’re looking to enjoy the sweet treats before they’re sold out, Chene Modern Bakery is open for business from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 25. Chene Modern Bakery, 17041 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-582-0700; facebook.com/chene-modern-bakery
Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries
Paczki flavors at Morning Glory include Raspberry, Lemon, Strawberry, Apple, Custard, and Bavarian Cream. Order up your favorite flavor and wash it down with one of the shop’s many coffee drinks. Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries, 85 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-647-0298; morningglorygrossepointe.com
This bakery is offering up all the traditional paczki flavors, like raspberry, custard buttercream, and lemon, as well as a couple of Italian specialties. Customers can order up a paczki filled with cannoli cream or even cappuccino cannoli cream. Monday is the last day to place pre-orders with Tringali’s, and the bakery will be open at 6 a.m. on Feb. 25. Tringali’s Bakery, 29100 Schoenherr Rd., Warren; 586-777-9010; tringalisbakery.com