Best Paczki In Detroit

February 13, 2015 12:45 AM

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Most would agree that the best kind of paczki is the free one in the office lunchroom. If your co-workers aren’t coming through with the goods then visit one of the best paczki places in Detroit.

What Are Paczki?

If you’ve never experienced the joy of paczki on Paczki Day or Fat Tuesday here’s a little background. Pronounced “punch-key”, Paczki are donut like pastries with a sweet filling. It’s customary to indulge on Fat Tuesday because during the Catholic Lenten season, lard, sugar and eggs are forbidden.

With that out of the way … here are the best paczki places in Detroit.

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New Martha Washington Bakery

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

Paczki are available year round at New Martha Washington Bakery. With a huge variety of flavors including prune you’ll have your work cut out for you making a selection. Prune! Who would do that to a perfectly good Paczki. Credit cards are welcome!

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New Palace Bakery

9833 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 875-1334

Paczki come recommended by locals, but the goodness doesn’t stop there. Also try the kolacky (cookies with sweet fillings) or the Angel Wings (fried dough with powdered sugar). Again, we recommend ordering in advance if you’re hoping to score some paczki on Fat Tuesday. Cash only!

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West Warren Baking Company

15708 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 584-2610

Also known as West Warren Bakery, this shop has been a family owned and operated since the 1960’s. Opened by George and Sneza when they moved to the US from the former Yugoslavia, the Petkovski family takes pride in their baked goods and pastry. Credit cards are welcome!

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Dutch Girl Donuts

19000 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 368-3020

Noted as a destination for Paczki Tuesday, Dutch Girl Donuts is famous for holed pastry most of the year. Fans call it the “Best donut shop in Detroit.” If it’s not Paczki Day, get yourself a dozen glazed plain cake or cinnamon rolls. Cash only!

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  • Cheryl Broda

    Donut Palace on Dix and Southfield Big and not as greasy

  • Russ Collins

    I’m a good Polish boy. Lived on the eastside after being born in Hamtramck but parents lived there most of their llives. I was trained by experts. Worked at St Florian and Hamtown High School as a teacher, athletic director and BBK coach. Oaza was always the best BUT I have now retired and live in Rochester Hills. Knapp’s donut shop on main street puts out a paczki that matches anything in Hamtramck. I was shocked how good they were. Maybe lard is the secret. LOL. Love Paczki Day.

  • Tony Blak

    When looking for the best paczkis you should consider Blak’s bakery in Windsor Ontario it is only 10 minutes from downtown Detroit . They have been making paczkis at the same location since 1918, there are none better

  • Stacia

    I moved to South Florida 7 years ago and when I asked where I could get a good paczki, you would have thought I had 2 heads- no one down here has ever even HEARD of them! I Miss Michigan!!!!!

    • Cyn

      Winn Dixie bakery has some good ones had one this morning.

  • jack thomas

    What about Kroger’s they sell em

  • Chuck Polance

    My Polish grandmother used to make paczki for a
    bakery in the Hertel section, one of Buffalo’s
    many Polonia neighborhoods.
    I haven’t had a Paczki since I was a kid!

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