There’s more to look forward to on Fat Tuesday than just endless Hurricane pours and popping heads off of crawfish – the kickoff to the Mardi Gras celebration also marks a time of the year when people get to really let their inhibitions go free and indulge on one particularly delicious sweet treat, paczkis.
Although the delectable deep fried doughnut enriched with egg and lard, which is typically filled with jam, jelly or cream, is a Polish treat ate on Fat Thursday, plenty of places in New Orleans and various other cities around the U.S. will offer paczkis on Fat Tuesday. Check out a list of places around the country offering paczkis on Fat Tuesday below:
Old Traditional Polish Cuisine in New York City:
The food truck normally serves paczkis on Fat Thursday, a Catholic Christian day of indulgence observed on the last Thursday before Lent in Polish cultures. However, the Polish food truck will serve their tasty sugar-dusted doughnuts on Fat Tuesday, too. Be on the lookout for the truck or call an place an order ahead of time at 347-469-8867.
Oak Mill Bakery in Chicago:
With over six locations in the Chicagoland area, there’s no need to miss out on paczkis classics like powidla, which features prune filling, or eggnog-like liqueur filled advocaat.
Location: 5747 S. Harlem Ave.
New Palace Bakery in Detroit:
Due it the state’s rich Polish presence, Michiganders have been celebrating Paczki Day for years. New Palace, which is located in Metro Detroit’s Hamtramck area, dishes out hundreds of paczkis each year that come filled with raspberry, buttercream, apricot, raisin and several other flavor filling. The bakery also serves signature paczkis like the Pink Ribbon filled with pink buttercream and ribbon candy topping or its 2017 addition featuring peanut butter and chocolate filling.
Location: 9833 Joseph Campau Street
Oakmont Bakery in Pittsburgh:
The bakery will feature a slew of Mardi Gras favorites on Fat Tuesday in addition to paczkis, which will come loaded with filling flavors like maple bacon, cookies & cream, peach, custard, apple, cherry and many more.
Location: 531 Allegheny Avenue
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