Cleveland paczki guide: Where to find the Polish pastry in CLE

Move over beignets Fat Tuesday in Cleveland is all about Paczki

This time of year you hear a lot about the Polish doughnut-like treat pronounced like "pownch-ke". In Cleveland, paczki returning to area bakeries is a telltale sign that spring is just around the corner.
If you're new to the hype (or are not from the midwest) and don't quite understand why people are lining up around bakeries and losing their minds about paczki here is a brief history.

  • Paczki have been made in Poland since the Middle Ages.
  • Packzi are deep-fried dough balls, covered with powdered sugar, and filled with everything from the traditional prune or poppyseed to "drunken" paczki made with booze.
    Paczki is NOT a doughnut, although very similar. Paczki is usually made of a richer more high-fat dough.
    Paczki are a tradition to kick off the Lenten season

    In northeast Ohio, we celebrate the decadent balls of dough on Fat Tuesday - March 5, 2019.

    This is your Cleveland Paczki Guide for 2019.

    WESTSIDE

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS

    Michael Angelo’s Bakery

    8035 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights

    440-526-0499


    CLEVELAND (WEST)

    Jack Frost

    4960 Pearl Road, Cleveland

    216-351-3638


    FAIRVIEW PARK

    Becker’s Donuts and Baker

    22088 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

    440-734-9856


    LAKEWOOD

    Cleveland Vegan Cafe and Bakery

    17112 Detroit Ave, Lakewood

    216-221-0201

     

    Vegan Doughnut Co.

    14811 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

    216-712-4470

     


    PARMA

    Breads and Beyond

    5578 State Road, Parma

    440- 888-5623

    Colozza’s Bakery

    5880 Ridge Road, Parma

    440-885-0453

    Krakow Deli

    5842 Ridge Road, Parma

    440-292-0357

    Rudy’s Strudel

     5580 Ridge Road, Parma

    440-886-4430


    PARMA HEIGHTS

    Samosky’s Home Bakery

    6379 Pearl Road, Parma Heights

    440-845-3377

     

    EASTSIDE

    CLEVELAND (EAST)

    Buettner’s Bakery

     704 East 185th Street, Cleveland

    216- 531-0650

     

    Seven Roses Polish Deli

    6301 Fleet Ave, Cleveland (Slavic Village)

    216-641-5789


    NORTHFIELD

    Stan’s Northfield Bakery

    Olde 8 Road, Northfield

    330-467-8655

    Stop back as we'll be updating the Cleveland Paczki guide as we discover more places you can get them.