6 Northern Michigan Bakeries with Paczki on Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is all about indulging your taste buds. To properly celebrate, enjoy a paczki (or two!) from these Northern Michigan bakeries. The Polish pastries filled with fruit, custard, or chocolate are too good to miss.


Potter’s Bakery
908 E. Eighth St. | Traverse City | 231.947.5125
130 Hall St. | Traverse City | 231.947.1065

Fat Tuesday is a little extra special at Potter’s Bakery this year. The holiday marks the last day of business at the Hall Street location. Celebrate the years of satisfied smiles at the local bakery with one final treat—and stay tuned for new things happening at the main location on Eighth Street.

Blue Heron 2
408 Union St. | Traverse City | 231.778.2583
304 N. Mitchell St. | Cadillac | 231.775.5461

Stop by either location for a variety of flavors. Pre-ordering is encouraged.

The Flour Pot
108 River St. | Elk Rapids | 231.264.9732

Stop in for delicious flavors including strawberry, lemon, custard and raspberry. Paczki will be availble February 24, 25 and 28. Check out this tantalizing photo on Facebook.

Johan’s Pastry Shop
565 W. Mitchell St. | Petoskey | 231.347.3815

The local bakery will have 11 different flavors available. You can order ahead of time or stop in on Tuesday.

Huron Mountain Bakery
1301 S. Front St. | Marquette | 906.225.1301

This year, the bakery will have black raspberry, red raspberry, blueberry, lemon, strawberry, Bavarian, chocolate Bavarian, apple, cherry, and prune. The lines will be long, so you’ll want to call ahead to place your order.

Market 22
497 E. Harbor Hwy. | Maple City | 231.228.6422

Owner Neal Kokowicz is making his fourth annual Paczki Day run to New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck to bring back about 1,000 pastries—lemon, raspberry, butter cream, chocolate peanut butter and more—to fill pre-orders for Fat Tuesday. Be sure to follow Market 22 on Facebook to place your order next year for authentic paczki!


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