Recommended: Paczki Day
Photography by Michelle & Chris Gerard
Detroit's most important holiday is upon us. Here's our list of some of the best venues to grip the traditional Polish confection.
The Family Donut Shop
Featuring comfort over aesthetics and a steady stream of regulars, The Family Donut Shop is a cozy social scene on any regular day. Beyond Paczki Day, get here for some burek — tastes just like the old country.
11300 Conant St. Hamtramck
New Martha Washington Bakery
Another Hamtramck staple operating with a room-sized oven, New Martha Washington is right on the strip, where the lines are long and the confections are big. Although the historic facade was damaged by a tornado twenty years ago, the interior is like a blast from the past.
10335 Joseph Campau Ave. Hamtramck
New Palace Bakery
Also situated right on Joseph Campau, New Palace is the real deal; it's like the Lafayette of jelly donuts. This century-old institution actually offers paczki throughout the year, but we cannot condone eating them on a summer's day.
9833 Joseph Campau Ave. Hamtramck
West Warren Baking Company
Outside of Hamtramck, in the city proper, you can find a good paczek at the European-styled West Warren Bakery. Bonus: the lines are way more manageable.
15708 W. Warren Ave. Far West Side
For those passionate about this baker's holiday, a trip down to Southwest isn't out of the question — especially when the destination in question is Supreme Bakery.
5401 Proctor St. Southwest