OT- Official MGoPaczki day Thread-- how many have you eaten?

Submitted by Wolverine In Exile on March 8th, 2011 at 7:13 AM

It's Paczki day in Metro Detroit and all cities with a substantial Polish population... how many are you going to eat today? What is your favorite flavor? New Martha Washington or New Palace Bakery? Will you go see the Polish Muslims perform tonight in Hamtramck? <br>

I'm on #2 right now and this when I feel worst about my (self) imposed exile from the Great Lake State... the paczki from anyplace except Hamtramck just don't taste the same (but at least in SW Ohio, they can still spell 'paczki' and don't just try and pass off regular jelly doughnuts) <br>

When I was at U of M, I used to wake up at 4a on Paczki Day, drive down to Hamtramck and get 2-3 dozen to bring back from my morning class on that day along with a box for the ChemE and AOSS admin offices.. later that evening, we'd go to Old Town Tavern and give them Polka music to play to rest of the evening... it was a good time. <br>

Any MGoBloggers suggest good paczki places in non-metro Detroit locations for the readers of the board? Chicago? Pittsburgh? Buffalo? Milwaukee? I scoured lists of bakeries in Boston one time for a buddy who was living there and found him a single place with real paczki... it was a hour long subway ride out to Chestnut Hill, but he was happy.



March 8th, 2011 at 7:32 AM ^

Trying not to eat a third but damn are they good. Country Maid bakery in Portage or Macknzies' bakery in Kalamazoo make really a good one. If you didn't put an order in yesterday fat chance you'll get any though.


March 8th, 2011 at 8:48 AM ^

Lamentably, those things destroy my thirty-eight year old stomach.  One of our associates brought a mountain of them into the office this morning and I must resist temptation....


March 8th, 2011 at 9:26 AM ^

Got mine in the mail yesterday.  Mardi Gras King Cake, traditionally cut and served with one piece containing a plastic "baby Jesus".  The person receiving the baby has to buy the next cake.

Think super, awesome coffee cake


March 8th, 2011 at 10:25 AM ^

I was lucky enough to be invited to a Polish Thanksgiving one year when I was traveling for work.  My friend's little old Polish grandmother made one of the best meals I've ever had with a mix of traditional Thanksgiving food and Polish dishes.  My name is Tim but the way she pronounced it sounded like Sam.  At the end she brought out "pie apple" for desert and insisted than Sam have a piece.

OP, what's the name of the place in Chestnut Hill that sells these Paczki things?


March 8th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

...for posting this. I'd forgotten (despite reminding myself before bed last night).  Got to work, saw your post, exclaimed "SHIT!" then jumped in my car and ran down to Copernicus on S. Main...(they bring them in from Hamtramck)...  now back at work with a half dozen (3 custard, 3 plum) sitting in front of me.  Mmmmm......

EDIT: Make that half dozen minus one...



March 8th, 2011 at 10:49 AM ^

Paczki Day is one of the few things I miss about living in the Detroit area. I'm sure if I walked into a bakery in the DC area today and asked for one, I'd get some raised eyebrows and strange looks.


March 8th, 2011 at 11:07 AM ^

Unfortunately no one in my class this morning had any idea what I was talking about, so sad. There's an Italian bakery down the street from me, but I don't think they have paczki. I think I'm going to miss out this year. 


March 8th, 2011 at 12:30 PM ^

Two raspberry vodka paczki from Whiskey in a Jar in Hamtramck. And yes, vodka raspberry filled paczkis are as delicious as they sound


March 8th, 2011 at 2:26 PM ^

I used to work in East Quad's cafeteria and we (the student staff) secretly organized Panczki eating contests in the salad prep room.  It was hilarious to watch each other stuff powder sugared paczkis while it was happening, but when you've consumed more than 6 paczkis in less than three minutes time, the aftermath is not so fun.  Regardless, it was a disgustingly delicious good time.

Now I live less than 2 hours from the Polish border and not one damn paczki in sight.


March 8th, 2011 at 2:36 PM ^

A friend and loyal mgoblog reader who somehow won't sign up to post, has eaten 13 on Fat Tuesday before.  Also has eaten 2 Chipotle burritos in one sitting.  Alas he plays hockey and is skinny as a rail.

Feat of Clay

March 8th, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

Two.  I may not be done for the day.

The thing is (here comes the negbang), I don't even LIKE them all that much.  But once a year, I'll shovel in multiples, because This is what we do [/eminem]


March 8th, 2011 at 4:25 PM ^

unfortunately they do not exist in Arizona.  If they do, I am unaware of it.  I honestly thought this was a national tradition, not just Michigan.