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.
2267 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst
Michael Angelo’s Bakery
8035 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights
4960 Pearl Road, Cleveland
Becker’s Donuts and Baker
22088 Lorain Road, Fairview Park
Cleveland Vegan Cafe and Bakery
17112 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Vegan Doughnut Co.
14811 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
5578 State Road, Parma
5880 Ridge Road, Parma
5842 Ridge Road, Parma
5580 Ridge Road, Parma
Samosky’s Home Bakery
6379 Pearl Road, Parma Heights
704 East 185th Street, Cleveland
Seven Roses Polish Deli
6301 Fleet Ave, Cleveland (Slavic Village)
Stan’s Northfield Bakery
Olde 8 Road, Northfield
Stop back as we'll be updating the Cleveland Paczki guide as we discover more places you can get them.