FAT THURSDAY IN WARSAW
EAT THE BEST PACZKI IN WARSAW, (probably) AS MANY AS YOU CAN, FOR FREE
This is an insider local tip like no other!
On Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek), it is a tradition in Poland to eat as many pączki as you can. Fat Thursday will be the 8th of February.
What are pączki? If you don’t know, I am going to make your day! Pączki are delicious traditional Polish donuts filled with fruit jam. It is my favorite Polish sweet and, contrary to most Poles, I eat it regularly throughout the year.
There are even contests to decide which pastry is the best in the city. We think that the best pączki are made by the historic Pracownia Cukiernicza “Zagoździński”, in Wola. Their pączki are so delicious and so popular, that on Fat Thursday hundreds of people line up in front of their shop on Wednesday evening! Can you imagine? Check out the picture:
So many people never actually get lucky enough to taste this delicacy on Fat Thursday, but thanks to our INVALUABLE tip you will.
The Wola district is organizing a pączki Eating Contest! Almost nobody knows about it. While hundreds of people will be lining up in front of the store, you’ll be comfortable sitting at a table with FIVE delicious pączki on your plate.
What’s the catch?
There is no catch. All you have to do is to challenge 50-100 people and try to finish your pączki in the shortest amount of time! If you win, you will receive a box full of pączki and a certificate.
The competition is free to join for all.
How to Participate
In order to participate, you have to send an email (before the 4th of February) to “[email protected]” with your name, surname, age, and telephone number.
Here is a simple template for you to use:
zgłoszenie do konkursu Wolski Pączuś:
[NAME AND SURNAME], [AGE], [TELEPHONE NUMBER]”