Vania asks:

Fat Tuesday is two weeks away! Do good pączki exist in Boston?




Some answers via Twitter

I forgot to mention

Dj's is the only one who makes the donuts on site. The other stores get them delivered from Worcester. Both are good but they are amazing when you get them fresh from the oven.


808 Dorchester Ave
(617) 825-1969
paczki, chrusciki, home-made nalesniki, pierogi, home-made golabki, kielbasa, home-made bigos, rye bread, horseradish,
many other items, many home-made by the ladies at the store.

Look for "poonch-key" in the Polish Triangle

Several options in the home of Boston's largest Polish-American community, just south of Andrew Square: the aforementioned DJ's, Baltic Deli on Dot Ave, and Euromart further south on Dot Ave. Wouldn't be surprised if the great Polish restaurant Cafe Polonia in that neighborhood served them at its weekend polka brunch. I saw some in the bakery of the South Bay Stop & Shop the other day, too, though I doubt those would be very good.

As an expat Detroiter...

stop n shop ones are awful (I have no idea why they think that's a paczki) and the ones at baltic are mediocre. I'm going to have to try ula - but even the "good ones" you can find out in western mass just aren't nearly as good as what you find at the average places in Detroit.

On a recent weekend road trip

On a recent weekend road trip, we saw a billboard along the Pike near Springfield advertising paczkzi at Big Y. Then on the way back, we found a polka radio show on local college station.

It was an interesting bit of Springfield culture I hadn't known about.