To call pączki (ponch-key) a doughnut is only telling half the story. Pączki are similar to doughnuts but with a more subtle and complex flavour – less sugar and denser dough.
These traditional sweet Polish snacks can be found throughout the country, but Cukiernia Pawłowicz in the heart of Warsaw is as authentic as they come. Don’t just take our word for it, the queue that is usually outside this hole-in-the-wall establishment says more about the quality of the food than we ever could!
Two hundred to take away, please
There are numerous fillings to choose from, the time you arrive will dictate what is available as new batches are cooked throughout the day. Everything is made fresh on the premises and they sell out so fast that they are still warm.
The ‘classic’ pączki is filled with rose jam and topped with almonds – a delicious bittersweet flavouring that has to be tasted to be believed. Prices are cheap from 3.50 PLN, about one euro, so no need to stop at just one….
Ul. Chmielna 13
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm
Sat-Sun 8am to 6pm