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Where to find King Cake and Paczki this Fat Tuesday

These Phoenix bakeries and markets serve king cake, paczki and ponchiki.
Bashas' sells paczki individually or in boxes of six.
Bashas' sells paczki individually or in boxes of six. Bashas'
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Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday: The day before Ash Wednesday goes by multiple names and is celebrated with different foods around the world. In Phoenix, those looking to honor tradition with a tasty treat have options for sweet cakes and doughnuts including Louisianna-style king cake, Polish paczki, and Ukranian ponchiki. Here's where to stock up for the holiday.

All Pierogi

1245 W. Baseline Road, #101-103, Mesa
While best known for its pierogi, this Mesa restaurant and market is gearing up for a busy day on Tuesday. All Pierogi serves ponchiki, a variety of fried and filled doughnuts stuffed with raspberry, apricot or plum filling. Online pre-ordering is encouraged and available at the restaurant's website. 

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A to Z Polish Market in Surprise draws customers from around the Valley.
A to Z Polish Market

A to Z Polish Market

17221 North Litchfield Road, #50, Surprise
In the West Valley, A to Z Polish Market started celebrating on Thursday for Polish Paczki Day. Customers flocked for the golden glazed doughnuts. Luckily for anyone who didn't make it last week, the market will be making paczki again for Fat Tuesday. Fillings will include plum butter, rosehip marmalade, raspberry and vanilla custard. Get in line when the bakery opens at 9:30 a.m. for your best chance to snag a few.


Multiple Locations
Grocery store chain Bashas' prides itself on making fresh paczki from scratch to sell at its neighborhood markets on Fat Tuesday. White and red cardboard boxes of the sugar-dusted and jelly-filled treats have become synonymous with the holiday in metro Phoenix. At Bashas', the doughnuts are glazed or sugared and come filled with lemon, raspberry, custard, chocolate custard or raisins. They are sold individually and by the half dozen. Bashas' will have the boxes available starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and also plans to donate 10% of paczki sales to Saint Vincent De Paul. This year, Bashas' will also sell King Cakes on Fat Tuesday, decorated in the traditional colors of green, gold and purple.

Europa Pastry

7575 North 16th Street
Europa Pastry, a small bakery located on 16th Street in north Phoenix, has multiple sweet options for Fat Tuesday. Stop by from 8 a.m. onwards and pick up some jelly-filled paczki, sliced versions stacked with cream and strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar, or a brightly colored king cake.

Honey Moon Sweets Bakery & Dessert Bar

606 W. Southern Ave. #1, Tempe
Family-owned Tempe bakery Honey Moon Sweets is gearing up for a King Cake-filled week. Preorders are available online for the colorful cream cheese-filled breads, which will be available through Feb. 17. The bakery also serves a daily selection of sweet treats perfect for any Mardi Gras gathering.

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