Paczki Day: Where to Buy the Best Paczki in Michigan


Paczki are the most-loved sweets on Fat Tuesday, also known as Paczki Day. If you are searching for “paczki near me,” then search no more as you have come to the right place. We have a guide that can help you find the nearest bakery in Michigan, so that you can grab some before these popular sweets are all gone.

Michigan Bakeries Where You Can Get the Best Paczki

Dexter Bakery, Metro Detroit

Dexter provides the freshest paczkis in Michigan. This traditional bakery is right in the heart of downtown. It has been in business for over a 100 years and is also known for other specialties. It opens at 5:00 a.m.

Barney’s Bakery, Bay City

This bakery was founded in 1929 by Barney Zielins. They have been using the same recipe since then. It opens at 5:00 a.m. on Fat Tuesday.

Achatz Handmade Pie Co., Metro Detroit

At this place, you can get brioche-style paczkis with a variety of berry fillings.

Donna’s Donuts, Flint

Founded in 1963, this place is famous all year round, especially on Fat Tuesday where a number of people gather to get their fried dough fill.

Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes

This place has non-traditional cheesecake paczkis, as well as liquor-infused margarita paczkis. It will open at 6:00 a.m. on Fat Tuesday.

Donut Villa, Detroit

This place is a good one for a coffee break. But on Fat Tuesdays, it turns into paczki central.

Hinkley Bakery, Jackson

They have over seven varieties of this tasty fried dough. They make hundreds of dozens of them to ensure they can serve all the customers coming in.

Huron Mountain Bakery, Marquette

Indulge in some freshly baked and fulfilling paczkis at Huron Mountain Bakery. They also have a diverse selection of sandwiches, decadent sweets, a large selection of bread, and wood-fired, brick oven pizzas.

Market 22, Maple City

Market 22 strives to fulfill the needs of visitors all year round. They get their fried dough from New Palace Bakery, Hamtramck. They use the freshest ingredients and are famous for signature sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, candy and fresh baked goods.

Iversen’s Bakery

This bakery has lemon cream, raspberry, custard, and chocolate cream paczkis. It will open at 6:30 a.m.

Lazybones Smokehouse, Roseville

They have special paczkis that are smothered in creamy maple glaze and topped with candied bacon.

Ryke’s Bakery, Catering and Cafe, Muskegon

This bakery has been around since 1937 and they are famous for their chocolate Bavarian and Holland cream paczkis.

Sister Pie, Detroit

For Fat Tuesday they have three unique varieties of this fried dough. They have a dark chocolate tahini rye, poppy lemon rose, and pieraczki, which is a pierogi-paczki hybrid.

Quality Dairy, multiple locations, Lansing area

Established in 1936, this place provides some of the freshest paczkis in Michigan.

Family Donut, Hamtramck

Under Muslim ownership, this place doesn’t use lard and serves halal-prepared donuts that aren’t too greasy. They also have great coffee and Middle-Eastern sweets.

Martha Washington Bakery, Hamtramck

This place witnesses crowds pouring in in the wee hours of morning to grab different varieties of paczkis. This bakery is also famous for cookies, cakes, and Polish pastries. The bakery will be open from 5:00 a.m. Monday to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday. They charge $15.00 per dozen.

Sweetheart Bakery

For Fat Tuesday, there will be 13 flavors this year. You can pre-order by calling 313-839-6330.



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