For me, it’s one of my favorite times of the year! Paczki Day! These delicious treats are a big hit this time of year and there is no place better to do that than at Yummies Donuts and BBQ in Venice.

Where Can I Get Paczki in Venice?

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Paczki from Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice

For many years, Yummies Donuts & BBQ have had quite the reputation for providing incredible Paczki to our community. They have been featured in the media many times for the insane lines and how quickly they have sold out in the past. Allen and his time put in some serious overtime to keep up with the demand but each and every batch is made with a passion for baking that you can taste in every bite.

What Does Paczki Taste Like?

A paczki is a very dense pastry that is on the eggy side with spice notes of nutmeg and cinnamon with a healthy bite of the filling flavor that you choose.

Where is Yummies Donuts & BBQ?

Yummies Donuts & BBQ

2001 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 493-7170
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Preorders are HIGHLY encouraged.
Basic flavors are $3 each, while the specialty Vodka infused is $5.

The best way to order is through email, or through Facebook messenger on their page. You can call orders in as well, but keep in mind the phone lines are constantly busy.

What Is the Date for Paczki Day?

This year, Paczki Day will be celebrated on February 21, 2023. However, Yummies Donuts & BBQ has been so overwhelmed by the demand for these exquisite treats that they have extended the sale of Paczki starting the Thursday before, on February 16th.

Paczki will be available:

  • Thursday 02/16 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Friday 02/17 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Saturday 02/18 6:30 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 02/19 6:30 am – 2 pm
  • Tuesday 02/21 6:30 am – 3 pm

What is a Paczki?

A Paczki (pronounced “poonsh-kee”) is a deep-fried Polish doughnut that’s filled with jam or other sweet fillings. They are usually topped with powdered sugar and are said to be one of the most delicious treats ever enjoyed! Paczki were originally made to use the remaining ingredients not allowed during Lent, such as lard, eggs, fruits, and sugar. The dough is usually prepared with butter, yet in order to consume the lard prior to the start of Lent, it was traditionally fried in lard.

What is Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent in some Christian denominations. It’s also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. On this day, it’s traditional to eat richer foods such as paczkis (Polish doughnuts) and indulge before the period of fasting.

How to Celebrate Paczki Day?

There are many ways to celebrate Paczki Day! The best way to celebrate it is by enjoying some delicious paczkis with friends and family. On this day, individuals eagerly form lines outside bakeries to get their hands on a box of the Polish jam-filled pastries. So, what makes paczki so enticing, and why are they only consumed once a year? Let’s explore all the details you need to know about Paczki Day and why it should be included in your Fat Tuesday customs.

What are the Different Flavors of Paczki?

A Regular Paczki and The Michigan Paczki Vodka Infused Black Raspberry Paczki from Yummies Donuts & BBQ

Paczki comes in a range of different flavors, giving people the opportunity to explore a variety of tastes. Yummies offers flavors such as:

  • Angel Cream
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Black Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Custard
  • Key Lime
  • Lemon
  • Prune
  • Strawberry

In addition, for those looking for a little extra adult treat, they have partnered again with the Michigan Paczki Vodka to bring back the extremely popular Packzi Vodka Infused Black Raspberry Packzi.

What is the Difference Between Paczki and Donuts?

Paczki and donuts differ in terms of the components of the dough. Paczki dough contains more enriching components, such as yeast, grain alcohol, and high-gluten flour. This combination yields a richer-than-brioche dough that is dense and does not crumble easily. Furthermore, the grain alcohol used in Paczki prevents the dough from soaking up too much oil during the frying process.

In comparison to paczki, numerous donut varieties contain cake or pastry flour, minimal amounts of enriching components, and baking powder or baking soda in lieu of yeast. As a result, they have a crumblier texture and are not as flavorful.

When it comes to recognizing Fat Tuesday, there is no better way to indulge than with Paczki Day. These scrumptious, decadent treats are a must-have for the occasion. Make sure to be the first in line and stock up with a couple of boxes.

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