I definitely have a sweet tooth so I’m also a big fan of pączki (Polish donuts). You can buy them in almost every confectionery shop or bakery in Warsaw, although they don’t taste the same everywhere. I really like the ones from Cukiernia (confectionery) Pawłowicz, as it’s the place where you can enjoy fresh (and still hot) donuts, and what is more, you can choose your favourite filling.
Traditional pączki are ball-shaped donuts (without a hole in the middle) usually with some filling. The most common is the one made of wild rose marmalade. Although in some places, like Cukiernia Pawłowicz you can find many more flavours: chocolate, caramel, plums… the list goes on.
The Last Thursday of carnival is called “fat Thursday” in Poland and there is tradition to eat as many pączki as one can. On one fat Thursday I decided to buy pączki in Cukiernia Pawłowicz. I ended up studying for some test for 1 hour while I was waiting in the queue. But it was worth it :).