Paczki Day

Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth. Paczki Day, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is Tuesday, February 13. Paczki are those delicious jelly-filled, deep-fried donuts that folks binge on before the start of Lent. The festive celebration dates back to a centuries-old Polish tradition of using up all the eggs, butter, and sugar in the house so none is wasted during the 40 days of Lent. Lenten traditions were more rigorous in the past and Christians were required to abstain from meat, eggs, and dairy.

Paczki Day has expanded over the years as more and more people eagerly line up at bakeries to take part in the tasty tradition. Rumor has it that some Paczki may contain 450 calories and 15 to 24 grams of fat. The most popular fillings are strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, plum, prune, apple, and custard.

MI Warren is on Paczki Patrol and found the following Warren bakeries offering Paczki this year:

Daily Dozen
13599 E Nine Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089

Detroit Donut
11660 E Eleven Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089

Donut Castle
11831 E Thirteen Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48093

Tringali’s Bakery
29100 Schoenherr Rd.
Warren, MI 48093

Stellino Bakery
15114 13 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48088

Sweetheart Bakery
31829 Mound Rd.
Warren, MI 48092