Updated February 8, 2023

Happy Pączki Day! As if Greenpointers need another excuse to gorge on delicious sugary fried dough (thank you, Peter Pan), it’s officially Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), or the final Thursday ahead of Ash Wednesday and the start of fasting for Lent.

The Polish tradition is said to bestow a year’s worth of good luck for those who eat as many of the fluffy frosted treats that are similar to donuts as possible. Here’s where to find pączki today in Greenpoint:

Charlotte Patisserie

Charlotte Patisserie (596 Manhattan Ave.), known for its delicate French pastries, is offering two flavors of pączki this year — rose jelly and eggnog custard. You have until 6 p.m. today to pick up one of these tasty treats!

Polka Dot

Polka Dot (726 Manhattan Ave.) is a Manhattan Avenue destination for classic Polish food and today the adorable takeout/dine-in spot has prepared plenty of doughnuts for Fat Thursday; Polka Dot is open Monday — Sunday 9:00 a.m. — 8 p.m.


Peter Pan

Peter Pan (727 Manhattan Ave.) is the neighborhood's reliable donut outlet and today they will not disappoint those seeking pączki. And if you miss out on them today, you'll get a second chance to get them on Tuesday.

Northside Bakery

Northside Bakery (149 North 8th St.) has been serving up sweets for over 30 years. Based on the Instagram pics, they're certainly not skimping on the size of those donuts! Also according to Instagram, they're making 60,000 (!!!) donuts today!

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  1. The biggest news in greenpoint is there is going to be a new pizzeria on 93 norman ave the site of former carmine original pizza that has been there for 35 years.
    The new pizza owners are from Italy Pizza who are expanding to this location. The new pizza place shall be opened at the end of this month. So if you are a pizza lover, please stop by.

  2. These things are delicious but if you are a senior or anybody that has stomach problems be prepared to have a stomach pump ready for the greasy fried end of it and a binding agent for the prunes in it if you are gonna see how many you can it.

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