We started out in Hamtramck, ground zero for Paczki Day. We drove past Old Martha Washington Bakery and although the line was shorter than usual the windchill was 10 below zero so we decided to bypass it this year.
Drove by the place where we used to get our paczki which closed down a year or so ago. We rolled through the streets two the bakery where we scored the first batch of the day— Bozek’s Market.
We pulled up, strolled in, & made our way to the paczki. We picked out all the flavors they had, our notorious one of each, and made note of the flavors they didn’t have so we can track them down.
On the search for chocolate paczki, we set out to try Donut Villa in Southwest Detroit. We had stopped in last week to grab some donuts and they were really fresh and tasted good so we thought we’d give them a try.
The place was filled with the regulars, but the display case was filled with paczki instead of doughnuts today.
We asked about the chocolate paczki and were told that that’s the first flavor they sold out of this morning. They said we could try back later this afternoon because they were going to try to make more. We opted for the custard filled paczki instead.
Although Paczki Day is considered a holiday in our house, I had a milli+ places to be, so we had to run in + out everywhere. But, we decided to make a last ditch effort to try one last spot to find the chocolate custard, so we made a u-turn and high-tailed it to one. more. place.
We walked in, scanned the perimeter for the chocolate custard--- aaaand Success! They had them so we threw some in a bag and went on our way.
And then we came home & ate some packzki. (Well, the ones that we didn’t eat in the car)
There was rose packzki, lemon, blueberry, prune, apple, raspberry, strawberry— any flavor you can imagine. The list goes on & on.
We ate our entire haul of packzki by the afternoon. Not joking. The bags and boxes are stacked in a sad pile of deflated bags and empty boxes.
And then there were none.