I’m Prepared for Paczki Day Thanks to Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice, Fla.

Packzi at Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice, Fla.

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I’m prepared for Paczki Day with a visit to Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice, Fla. Are you?

What’s Paczki? (It’s Not Pronounced How You Think)

Have you ever had paczki? Pronounced “poonch-key” or “puhnch-kee,” it’s a fried Polish donut filled with yumminess! Traditional fillings are prune jelly or raspberry jelly.

In North America, if you can find them, they have the traditional fillings along with others like spiced apples, custard, and in Florida, you’ll probably find key lime. Paczki dough is denser than most donuts and traditionally made with yeast, more eggs, high-gluten flour, spices, and alcohol like vodka.

Paczki Day is observed in North America on Fat Tuesday which is right before the beginning of Lent. In 2023, that’s February 21.

Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice, Florida

Here in Southwest Florida, I found paczki at Yummies Donuts & BBQ in Venice. I picked up two traditional paczki, one with a raspberry jelly filling and another with a prune filling. I also picked up a vodka raspberry filled one!

For Paczki Day, I’m picking up a dozen to share during a board meeting.

See what I picked up for myself in the YouTube video below!

Yes, I’m Type 2 Diabetic – who recently lost more than 50 lbs., and I’ll enjoy these in moderation.

Yummies makes paczki the weekend before Paczki Day/Fat Tuesday through that Fat Tuesday.

Yummies Donuts & BBQ Paczki Flyer
Yummies Donuts & BBQ Paczki Flyer

If you want some for Paczki Day, I strongly recommend ordering them in advance.

Find Yummies at:

2001 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293
Tel: (941) 493-7170

Happy Paczki Day!


Solo Travel Girl

Jennifer A. Huber is the voice behind Solo Travel Girl. She's an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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