Michigan Gluten Free Paczki – A Polish Tradition

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Don’t let Celiac Disease hold you back from enjoying treasured holidays. Find these Michigan gluten free paczki from five local bakers. *I have not personally tried all of these paczki. UPDATED FOR 2024

What is a Paczki? 

If you don’t live in Michigan, you may be unfamiliar with the word “paczki.” (Pronounced poon-ch-key, this word is also plural. So no need to add an “s” on the end.) Polish immigrants made these decadent treat popular here in Michigan.

Why Are Paczki Significant?

These filled pastries usher in Lenten season. The idea is that during Lent you give up fattening ingredients, such as fat, eggs and sugar. Therefore, making these rich treats allows one to use up these ingredients before they go bad.

Are Paczki Gluten Free?

As traditional bakers prepare paczki with flour and fry them in oil, many with Celiac Disease think they will never enjoy one again. However, these Michigan bakers are making gluten free paczki in various flavors. Some are deep fried, many are dairy-free, and all are delicious! This list also includes keto paczki as well.

Rise Authentic Baking – Grand Rapids 

Michigan Gluten Free Paczki Rise Grand Rapids

Rise Authentic Baking is a dedicated gluten-free, soy free and vegan bakery in Grand Rapids. All products are also free from artificial dyes and sweeteners. Pre-ordres are required as they will likely not have any in shop available on Fat Tuesday.

Flavors include Blueberry, Raspberry, Apple and Boston Cream. Pick up is on Fat Tuesday only. There are two DIFFERENT order forms. One is for pick up from 6 am to 9 am, and the other is 10 am – 5 pm. Orders have closed because they have reached their limit. (And they fill up quickly.) Maximum order- 12 paczki

Cost- $6 each

Phone –  616-288-7969  Email


Bliss Bakery- Hamilton (SHIPS)

Bliss Bakery Gluten Free Paczki made in Hamilton, Michigan

Bliss Bakery is a dedicated gluten free bakery in Hamilton, Michigan. While they specialize in grain free and keto baking, these packzi are NOT grain free or sugar free.  They also contain dairy. Bliss Bakery deep fries their gluten free paczki.

They will have GF Paczki, in store, on the 13th only. You can preorder starting Jan 23rd online FOR SHIPPING ONLY. Orders will close Sunday, February 8th at midnight, or sooner if they reach capacity. Paczki will be available for walk in sales on Fat Tuesday, first come, first served.

Flavors include raspberry or lemon, both with powdered sugar. They cost $5 each. $15 minimum for shipping. Order online (CHOOSE SHIPPING) or call 616-558-1272.

CONTAINS EGG AND DAIRY. Soy Free and Tree Nut Free

Gluten Free Specialties – Rochester Hills

Michigan gluten free paczki Gluten Free Specialties (1)

Gluten Free Specialties started making Michigan gluten free paczki years ago. Located in Rochester, Michigan. you can buy assorted flavors ONLY from their store. (Check their Facebook page for flavors.) Gluten Free Specialties deep fries their paczki. They charge $16.99 for 4.  You can reach them at 248-860-0680.

Flavors include

  • Custard with Chocolate Dip
  • Raspberry with Chocolate Dip
  • Raspberry with Powdered Sugar (available w/out p. sugar)
  • Lemon with Powdered Sugar (available w/out p. sugar)
  • Vanilla Creme with Chocolate Dip (not available for shipping)
  • Chocolate Creme with Chocolate Dip (not available for shipping)

Online orders closed January 25th. There are NO preorders for in-store pickup. 

NOTE NEW ADDRESS – 2656 South Rochester Road Rochester Hills, MI 48307


The Allergy Table – Rochester Hills (Top 8 Free)

Michigan Gluten Free Paczki The Allergy Table

All baked goods at The Allergy Table contain none of the top 8 allergens.  Like other bakers, you must order your gluten free paczki in advance.  Customers wishing to place an order should visit the website and click on the “submit an order request” link. (Paczki are a “holiday special”.)  Once you submit your order, you will receive a call back from us to schedule your order pick up for February 11th – 13th. (Deadline for ordering is February 5th.) Reach them at this email

The Allergy Table deep fries their paczki in 100 % pure organic olive oil. Flavors include Dairy Free Custard, Apple, Raspberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry paczki. You can mix flavors. They come in packs of $7.50 each or 6 for $42.


Keto Katz – Clinton Twp (SHIPS)

Keto Katz paczki are made in a dedicated gluten free and sugar free facility. They use stevia and erythritol as sweeteners. They are fried in avocado oil.

Cost is $10. Flavors are Custard, Chocolate Custard, Lemon Curd, and Cannoli. Pick up is February 8th- 13th. (Closed on Monday the 12th.) Visit their website to order.


*Keto Sweets and Treats – Grosse Pointe/ Rochester (2023 info)

Keto Sweets and Treats paczki are made in a dedicated gluten free facility. They are made with almond and coconut flours.

The deadline to order is February 10th.

Email your pre-orders to: [email protected] OR Text your pre-orders to: 313-587-5109. 

After you complete your order, and address for pickup will be sent to you. 

Rumi’s Passion – Plymouth

Michigan gluten free paczki Rumi's Passion

Rumi’s Passion in Plymouth consistently gets rave reviews from gluten-free eaters across the state. These deep-fried Michigan gluten free paczki come in the following flavors

-custard with chocolate frosting
-cream with chocolate frosting
-raspberry with glaze
-apple with glaze
-lemon with powdered sugar
-blueberry with powdered sugar

All paczki are gluten and dairy free, but contain egg. 

Pickup is Tuesday, Feb 13th. (First come, first serve available on Feb. 10th.)

They cost $3.95 each. If you would like to order paczki, you must order a minimum of a 6 paczki, and do so by Wednesday, February 8th at 6 pm.  You can mix and match flavors. Save by ordering a dozen, for $39.50. You must prepay for your order. They do not ship their paczki. Call to order at 734-335-7145, or order in person at the store.


No More Belly Aching – Brighton 

At No More Belly Aching, all items are gluten-free and dairy-free. Their Michigan gluten free paczki are baked, not fried. If you want some, you need to place an order, as those will be filled first.

They come 6 to a package – three raspberry and three lemon. No More Belly Aching charges $12.99 for 6 gluten free paczki. You can reach them at 810-225-9773 or order online. NO SHIPPING.


G3 Food 4 All – Lansing (Allen St. Market)

Lil G's Michigan Gluten Free Paczki

G3 Food 4 All paczki are gluten, dairy and soy free. They are made in a dedicated gluten free fryer, and batter is prepared with dedicated gluten free mixers, etc. They are sold at Allen St. Market.

Flavors options change each week.

  • Wed, Jan 24th – Chocolate, Custard, Lemon and Cherry
  • Wed, Jan 31st – Cannoli, Custard, Apple, Blueberry
  • Wed, Feb 7th – Custard, Raspberry, Coconut Cream, Chocolate+
  • Tues, Feb 13th- FAT TUESDAY Stay tuned

Pick up dates are Wednesday evenings, with the dates noted above. Hours of operation are 3 pm – 6:30 pm. Come early, as they sell out quickly. Add’l location pending for Fat Tuesday.

They charge $14 for 4 paczki, or $4 each.

Orders are only being taken for egg free or seed free options. Orders also avaiable if you plan to order 8 or more. If you need those, send them an email. (Do not message thru social media.)

Third Coast Bakery – Traverse City 

Michigan Gluten Free Paczki Third Coast Bakery

Third Coast Bakery is excited to offer 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free paczkis. They offer their paczki baked, not fried. (contain eggs)

Filling options include

  • Organic Raspberry with Vanilla Glaze
  • Lemon Curd with Lemon Glaze
  • Whipped Vanilla with Chocolate Glaze
  • Vanilla Custard with Chocolate Glaze
  • Chocolate Custard with Chocolate Glaze
  • New! Sugar-Free Vanilla Custard with Chocolate Glaze

They cost $5.99 each. No quantity discounts. Orders of assorted flavors allowed. Orders must be made and paid for in advance. Place your order by calling Third Coast at 231-421-8696. Order Deadline is Feb. 10th

Pick up available starting starting February 2nd. Some paczki will be available first come, first serve from February 2nd – 11th. They are open Monday through Saturday 6:30 am until 4 pm and Sundays 8 am until 2 pm. Closed Monday. Reach them via email.


Dulce Nulla  – Iron Mountain 

Dulce Nulla will offer gluten free paczki this year, in both vegan (must pre-order) and non-vegan. Both can be pre-ordered for pick up on Fat Tuesday or Wednesday. Filling options include:

Walk In Flavors – Raspberry, Lemon, Bavarian, Buttercream
Specialty (must pre-order) – Strawberry, Cherry, Apple, Chocolate Buttercream

Dulce Nulla paczki are topped with glazed. Cost is $4.75-$5.50 each. Order thru the Dulce Nulla website. Deadline to order is Sunday February 11th. Call them at (906) 828-1442 or email for more info.


**Transparency- I have only tried the paczki from Gluten Free Specialties. This article is intended for informational / educational purposes only. Always confirm any food preparation concerns with staff before ordering. 

Gluten Free Paczki Recipe

Want to try making your own paczki? Try this recipe for Gluten Free Fried Jelly Donuts from Fearless Dining.

Fat Tuesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally people eat pancakes on that day. My Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes would be perfect for that! Do you have any other Fat Tuesday traditions? Share your story in the comments below! 

First published February 2018


  1. Hi Margaret,
    Thank you so much for the list! Out of curiosity, which bakeries whose GF paczki have you tried and do you have a preference? I’m trying to find one with the closest to the old fashioned paczki if possible! 🙂

    1. I’ve only had the ones from Gluten Free Specialties in Rochester. Those are baked, not fried. I never had one prior to diagnosis, so I can’t say whether or not if they are like the original.

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