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6 Places to Get Paczki to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Paczkis on a plate.

Paczki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, is just around the corner! Fortunately for you, there are several locations throughout The Rapid’s service area where you can get your hands on this tasty polish doughnut. Never heard of this delicious treat? We’ve got the scoop.

Paczki — pronounced as “POONCH-key” or “POUNCH-key”–  are doughy, fried, sweetness filled doughnut-like creations. Some paczki come with jelly fillings like prune or strawberry while others are stuffed with custard. Are you hungry yet?

Here’s a list of paczki locations to help you prepare for Paczki Day on February 9, 2016:

1. Marge’s Donut Den

Since 1975, Marge’s Donut Den has been churning out fantastic baking goods for the Greater Grand Rapids area. Loyal followers say that this bakery has the best baked goods anywhere! We’ll let you be the judge. Grab a paczki or several and let us know what you think.
Location: 1751 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Ride Routes 8 & 28 to get to Marge’s. View stops nearby

2. Nantucket Baking Company

Get your fix for baked goods at this wonderful local baking company! Located at the corner of Lyon and Union on the edge of Heritage Hill, you can find everything from fresh baked bread to pizza. And on Paczki Day you can find fresh creations waiting for you.
Location: 615 Lyon Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ride Routes 6, 13, 15, 19. View stops nearby.

3. Royal Dutch Bakery

For the Grandville natives out there, you won’t be surprised to learn that Steenstra Royal Dutch Bakery will have paczkis on the menu for you this Fat Tuesday!
Location: 3940 30th St, Grandville, MI 49418
Ride Routes 8, 24, 28. View stops nearby

4. Schnitz Bakery

Baking up delicious treats on Fulton Street, Schnitz is another great option for those seeking to participate in Paczki Day! While you’re there, try a fresh loaf of bread!
Location: 1301 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49426
Ride Routes 14 & 18. View stops nearby

5. Sandy’s Donuts

Sandy’s Donuts is already geared up to make sure they meet the demand for paczki! In fact, you can even order yours today. Flavors include prune, raspberry, blueberry, apple, lemon custard and white (Holland) cream!
Location: 2040 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ride Route 7. View stops nearby

6. Silverberry Kitchen

Give this European specialty a try on Fat Tuesday! Not only do they have delicious bakery treats, you can also grab coffee, sandwiches, soups, salads and more! They also focus on catering to the allergy-conscious individuals among us.
Location: 4029 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Ride Routes 1, 11, 13. View stops nearby

Plan your paczki pick-up today by visiting our website!

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.