At these Ann Arbor-area bakeries, prepare your paczkis for your Fat Tuesday

At these Ann Arbor-area bakeries, prepare your paczkis for your Fat Tuesday ...

ANN ARBOR, MI -- Whether you call Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Paczki Day, the time is right.

The day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent are known for their annual tradition of removing homes of indulgent ingredients, particularly those involved in the making of the Polish paczki, a fried pastry filled with jam or creams.

Check out these local bakeryries for Paczki Day:

The Big City Small World Bakery, located at 500 Miller Ave in Ann Arbor, is offering paczkis in prune, raspberry, chocolate, custard, strawberry, lemon, vanilla, and cherry fillings, both pre-order and walk-ins.

Paczkis are $3.50 per piece, $20 for a half-dozen, and $35 for a dozen people.

The Big City Small World Bakery is open from 7:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Chelsea Bakery, which stands at 117 S. Main St. in Chelsea, is offering sweet treats such as cream, custard, apple, raspberry, strawberry, and lemon fillings.

The Paczkis are available both by pre-order and walk-in on February 28 and March 1. The pastries cost $2.75 a piece and $27 a dozen.

Chelsea Bakery is open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Find the bakery by phone at 734-562-2654.

For pre-order and walk-ins, Dexter Bakery, 8101 Main St. in Dexter, is offering raspberry, blueberry, custard, cream, chocolate, lemon, apple, and prune fillings.

Paczkis purchased in-person are $2.25 per piece, $13.50 for a half-dozen, and $27 for a dozen.

Dexter Bakery is usually open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, but it will usually close from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. both February 28 and March 1.

Find the bakery on or by phone at 734-426-3848.

Deli and Donuts, located at 303 W. Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor, is offering free paczkis for walk-in only. Blueberry, raspberry, custard, strawberry, and cream are among Dimo's offerings.

Paczkis are $3 a piece or $18 for a half-dozen. Customers are limited to six. Dimo's is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, but it will only open under those same hours on March 1.

Find the bakery on or by phone at 734-662-7944.

DJ's Bakery, located at 3031 Packard St. in Ann Arbor, will sell paczkis until March 1st, alongside lemon, apple, strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry fillings, as well as some of them being chocolate iced. It will make pre-orders for any items more than a dozen and have paczkis available for walk-ins.

Paczkis have a price of $2.50 a piece, including $13 for a half-dozen and $26 for a dozen people.

The restaurant at DJ's Bakery is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call the number 734-369-2068 or past their address.

Dom Bakeries, located at 1305 Washtenaw Road in Ypsilanti, has paczkis until March 1, with custard, raspberry lemon, blueberry, strawberry, and apple fillings, and is offering a pre-order for more than three dozen items. Paczkis are also available for walk-ins.

Paczkis are $2.50 a piece, $15 for a half-dozen, and $26 for a dozen people.

Dom Bakeries is usually open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the info@ucc.com or by phone at 734-485-3175.

Washtenaw Dairy, located at 602 South Ashley Street in Ann Arbor, is offering paczkis with apple, chocolate, cream, custard, raspberry, and prune fillings.

Paczkis are $2.50 per piece, $15 for a half-dozen, and $30 for a dozen people.

Washtenaw Dairy is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Find it online or by phone at 734-662-3244.

Delicatessen, located at 422 Detroit St. in Ann Arbor, is offering paczkis only for pre-order. Other items include ricotta and rosehip, and the deli is open from 11 to 7 pm every day. Call the number or email at (734-6633354.

The Bakehouse at 3711 Plaza Drive in Ann Arbor is offering paczkis for pre-order, but will also have a limited quantity available for walk-ins on March 1. Lemon, cream, chocolate, raspberry, rosehip, and sweet ricotta cheese are some of the flavors. The bakehouse is open daily from 7 to 7 p.m. and is open by phone at 734-761-2095.

Paczkis costs $3.25 per piece for a half-dozen or $39 for a dozen people.

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