Pączki are rich, brioche-like donuts that are deep fried, stuffed with fruit or cream filling, and then covered in icing or powdered sugar. In America, Pączki Day is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as Fat Tuesday. These special donuts were created to use up a household’s supplies of things that the families wouldn’t be able to eat during Lenten fasting. In Poland, pączki is pronounced like “pownch-key.” Eating pączki is a tradition we can all get on board with! Click on each business below to visit their Yelp page directly.
Note: With Coronavirus related changes occurring in individual states, we suggest confirming the most up-to-date offerings directly with the businesses listed. All businesses on this list were listed as open as of December 2021.
- Polish Paczki Cafe (Chicago, IL)
- Oak Park Bakery (Oak Park, IL)
- Royal Bakery (Arvada, CO)
- Nantucket Baking Company (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Seakor Polish Delicatessen (San Francisco, CA)
- Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop (Brooklyn, NY)
- DJ’s Market (Dorchester, MA)
- Coffee Time Bake Shop (Salem, MA)
- Dom Bakeries (Ypsilanti, MI)
- Europa Pastry (Phoenix, AZ)
- Status Dough (Knoxville, TN)
- Sophia’s Place (Baltimore, MD)
- Chrusciki Bakery (Buffalo, NY)
- Michael Angelo’s Bakery (Broadview Heights, OH)
- Sarah Jane’s Bakery (Minneapolis, MN)
- Bogusha’s Polish Restaurant & Deli (Portland, ME)
- Central Continental Bakery (Mount Prospect, IL)
- Blue Cafe (Basking Ridge, NJ)
- Polski Smak (Butler, NJ)
- New Palace Bakery (Hamtramck, MI)
Methodology: This is a list of the Top Places to get a Pączki in the United States according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “Pączki,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “Pączki.” This list looked at businesses in the United States. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of December 22, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of December 22, 2021.