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Vegan Paczki In Ann Arbor

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 Cafeon 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

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