February 9, 2016 is Paczki Day.
“Paczki, pronounced PUNCH-key, are a Polish jelly-filled doughnut, traditionally served before the Lenten season begins.”
Paczki are circular deep-fried doughnuts filled with various fillings such as apricot, lemon, custard, vanilla cream, blueberry, peach, cherry and more.
Here are a few of our favorite places to get Paczki.
5580 Ridge Road
Stan’s Northfield Bakery
9395 Olde 8 Rd.
5880 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Gartman Model Bakery
30 N State St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery
2267 Cooper Foster Park Rd.
Amherst, OH 44001
Even if you are not Polish, it is always a wonderful experience to enjoy one of northern Ohio’s ethnic foods while learning about their traditions. We do recommend you purchase your’s early as the Paczki’s move fast on Fat Tuesday.
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