Fat Tuesday is all about indulging your tastebuds. To properly celebrate, enjoy a paczki (or two!) from these Northern Michigan bakeries. The Polish pastries filled with fruit, custard, or chocolate are way too good to miss. Feeling adventurous? Try our homemade paczki recipe.

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This article was first published in 2018 and was last updated for MyNorth.com February 2024.

Potter’s Bakery
908 E. Eighth St. | Traverse City | 231.947.5125
14 Flavor Options: Apple, apricot, blueberry, cherry, chocolate custard, cream, cream cheese, custard, key lime, lemon, prune, red raspberry, strawberry and plain.
Order Details: Individual paczki available starting February 1. Fat Tuesday or bulk pre-orders should be placed on Potter’s website.

The Flour Pot
108 River St. | Elk Rapids | 231.264.9732
Available Flavors: Custard, cream, lemon, apple, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry and prune.
Topping Options: Glazed, powdered sugar, sugared, white or chocolate icing.
Order Details: Individual paczki available day-of. Pre-order for half dozen, dozen or greater quantities by messaging Facebook or Instagram, by emailing info@theflourpot.com or by calling the number above.

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. To be safe, we recommend calling in to pre-order.

Huron Mountain Bakery
1301 S. Front St. | Marquette | 906.225.1301
U.S. 41 W. | Ishpeming | 906.485.6848
Flavor Options: Bavarian, chocolate Bavarian, red raspberry, black raspberry, strawberry, lemon, blueberry, apple, cherry prune.
Order Details: Pre-orders encouraged at the numbers above, Fat Tuesday individual purchases available but will be first come, first served.

Rose hip paczki with rose hips

Photo by Sarah Peschel

Market 22
497 E. Harbor Hwy. | Maple City | 231.228.6422
Flavor Options: Apple, blueberry, butter cream, custard, lemon, prune, raspberry.
Order Details: Market 22 partners with New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck to bring authentic Polish paczki to Northern Michigan. Pre-order only by the beginning of February at the number above.

Third Coast Bakery
523 Munson Ave. | Traverse City | 231.421.8696
Flavor Options: Chocolate custard with chocolate glaze, vanilla custard with chocolate glaze, organic raspberry with vanilla glaze, lemon with lemon glaze, whipped vanilla creme with chocolate glaze, sugar-free vanilla custard with chocolate glaze.
Order Details: Half-dozen minimum for pre-orders, call the number above to place your order. A la carte paczki available on a walk-in, first come first served basis from February 2 to 13.

Sweeties Homemade Baked Goods
8998 S Kasson St. | Cedar | 231.228.2789
Flavor Options: Raspberry, lemon, chocolate, cream cheese, blueberry, cherry and prune.
Order Details: Pre-order encouraged at the number above or you can stop in for paczki to order.

2 The Moon Bakery
100 N Main St.  | Lake City | 231.295.1238
Flavor Options: Raspberry, blueberry and custard.
Order Details: Pre-order available by using the form on their site. The delicious from scratch paczki are also available on a first come, first serve basis.

Photo by Dave Weidner

Aunt Millie’s Cadillac Bakery Outlet
7701 East 34 Rd. | Cadillac | 231.779.5473
First come, first served paczki only in-store.

Chimoski Bakery
720 N. St. Joseph St. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.2207
Stop by in person or call ahead to get the details on these from scratch, family recipe paczki.

Goodale’s Bakery
500 Norway St. | Grayling | 989.348.8682
Available Flavors: Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry, chocolate creme, cream cheese, Bavarian creme, custard, banana and prune.
Order Details: Call the number ahead to pre-order or reserve your paczki.

Photo(s) by Sarah Peschel