Doughnuts are undoubtedly one of my favorite food items. When I came across an article about paczki pastries in NYC earlier today, I just had to read it.
Paczki pastries closely resemble doughnuts and are widely acknowledged to be Polish in origin. The pastries are usually round, and filled with jellies, jams, or custards. In the article that I read, the author lists several businesses in NYC that regularly sell these sweet treats.
At the Northside Bakery locations in Glendale and Williamsburg, customers can choose from powdered-sugar, jelly, glazed, chocolate-covered, and coconut-flavored paczki pastries.
The Rzeszowska Bakery in Greenpoint serves tasty paczki pastries that include Boston cream and rose jam varieties. Made with rose petals, sugar, water, pectin and lemon juice, rose jam is a popular filling choice for these pastries.
The flavorful paczki pastries made at the Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop feature an assortment of filling choices. These include custard, raspberry jam, prune, and rose jam. Paczki pastries that are rolled in sugar, and glazed paczki pastries are also available.
Over on First Ave., near 7th Street, the Polish G.I. Delicatessen makes and sells homemade paczki pastries. Among the fillings that are offered are prune and raspberry, and raspberry and strawberry.
There is even a food truck in NYC that specializes in Polish food. In addition to kielbasa and kraut, pierogies, and other tasty Polish dishes, the Old Traditional Polish Cuisine truck serves up sugar-dusted doughnuts.
After reading this article, I really want to eat a blueberry, lemon, or coconut-filled paczki, along with a nice cup of coffee or a glass of milk.