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Vegan Paczki In Ann Arbor

Feb 13, 2018

It's probably safe to say that the most popular treat on Fat Tuesday is the Paczki.  But did you know that you can get a healthier version of the pastry in Ann Arbor? 

For the last five years, The Lunch Room Bakery and Cafe on Fuller Court has been selling a baked and not deep-fried version of the doughnut.  Paczki usually have between 300 and 450 calories, but co-owner Joel Panozzo says you won't feel guilty after eating their doughnuts.  

"I would say our paczki probably have maybe a quarter of the calories that a normal traditional paczki would have.  But I can't say for certain."

The bakery makes 500 vegan paczki for Fat Tuesday, and they're all expected to sell quickly.

 

Editor's Note:  Since this story aired earlier this morning, all the vegan paczki sold out. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu