If you’ve never indulged in Paczki Day in Detroit, you have been missing out. The first thing to know, is how to say paczki (pownch-key or puunch-key) and paczek (singular, pon-check). Secondly, these delicious sweet-filled, deep-fried doughnuts, have been a Polish tradition since the Middle Ages. In Poland, they are typically eaten on Fat Thursday, the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday, but in North America, Paczki Day is celebrated on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. The third important piece of information? Make sure you are ready to stand in line for the good stuff. Some bakeries sell out with pre-orders before Tuesday even rolls around!

New Place Bakery

9833 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI
Mon-Sat: 6:00am to 6:00pm

New Martha Washington Bakery

10335 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck, MI
Mon-Sat: 6:00am to 6:00pm

Dutch Girl Donuts

19000 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Mon-Fri: 24 Hours
Saturday: 1:00am to 6:00pm

New Order Coffee (featuring paczki from Grey Ghost)

3100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI
Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sat-Sun: 9:00am to 4:00pm

And for those brave enough, the coney paczki…

Behold, the #coneypaczki! Trying to win #fattuesday.

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American Coney Island

114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
Mon-Sun: 24 Hours