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Mar 7, 2011 07:23 AM

Paczki in Boston?

One thing I miss about Michigan.

Where can I get copies of these delightful Polish jelly-filled donuts of maximum deliciousness? I'm thinking one of the places in Dorchester by Baltic Deli, etc, but I dunno.

Baltic Deli & Cafe
632 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

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  1. Looks like the most recent thread on this topic is 2 years old, but I doubt much has changed in the recommendations:

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    1. re: Allstonian

      Ahh, thanks - that didn't even show up in my search results. Well, hopefully this post gets the paczki talk going. The freshly made raspberry ones mentioned in the thread you linked to, sound like they're worth going after.

      1. re: Prav

        You're spelling it wrong - it's paczki - "Potch-key" not pakczi "Pock-chee"

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          My tired brain. Fixed. Thanks Mister D, Mister BD!

          1. re: Prav

            See what you've started. Now there are Pack-Zee sightings below from Salem to South Boston.

          2. re: Bob Dobalina

            Weird, when I lived in WI everyone pronounced them "poonchkey". Have I been embarrassing myself calling them "poonchkey" all these years?

            1. re: MrsCheese

              Poonchkey might be the equivalent of mahny-goot! ;-)

              1. re: Bob Dobalina

                What a relief- wikipedia validates my (alternative) pronunciation. :-)

                No paczki for us this year, unfortunately, but my mil did ship us some fausnachts and turkey syrup!

                1. re: MrsCheese

                  Thanks for sniffing that out!
                  What do you use the turkey syrup on?

                  1. re: Bob Dobalina

                    Well on the fausnachts of course, with butter! I split the fausnacht, add syrup and butter, and put it all back together for a makeshift syrup-filled doughnut. Apparently it's PA Dutch (tho not my territory). It's no paczek, but it'll do. :-)

      2. Ula Cafe just posted on their Facebook page that they'll have them tomorrow for one day only, limit six per customer.

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        1. re: robwat36

          I was just going to post this - they sound amazing (custard included)

          1. re: sallyt

            Stopped by and tried the jelly and custard this morning... delicious, especially the custard. They should make these more often, but then I'd need to buy a whole new set of pants one size up.

            1. re: celeriac

              I also bought the jelly & custard - am saving them for dessert tonight (and oh yeah, to share w. my husband and daughter)

              1. re: sallyt

                The custard was AMAZING. Celeriac, I agree - loved them, but it's a really, really good thing that they're not available year-round...

              2. re: celeriac

                Thanks for the heads up - I snuck out of work and picked up this beautiful box of 6. They didn't last more than 15 minutes back at the office. Raspberry was my personal favorite.

                1. re: umeditor

                  Gah...I hate that I didn't have time to go before work and won't make it there before they close. :(

          2. the baltic deli in south boston definitely has packzi

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            1. re: galangatron

              Yeah, they are good there. I think Betty Ann's jellies are somewhat packzi-esque and you can get them still warm (of course, I get to them late at the Baltic, for a Speed Dog dessert).

              1. re: nsenada

                mmm. i love the jelly donuts at betty ann's

              2. re: galangatron

                I just called and they said they'd have them tomorrow - not today. They open at 8:30.

              3. I've spotted them at Pemberton Market, Cambridge.

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                1. re: Boston_Otter

                  Not in Boston , (obviously) but ..Coffee Time.. in Salem, make excellent packzi in about 10 different varieties

                    1. re: gourmaniac

                      Nice article on Coffee Time

                      Coffee Time
                      44 W Wyoming Ave, Melrose, MA 02176

                2. If you ever find yourself in Worcester, the European Bakery on Millbury street makes them (year round too, not just seasonally!).