Postcard: Coffee break in Zakopane, Poland | Brussels Travel Photographer

Giant polish donut

A giant pączek pictured next to a regular-sized slice of sernik, or Polish cheesecake.

I don’t know if the photo truly conveys the size of this donut or pączek, as they are called in Poland. I would describe it as somewhere in between too big and ginormous. Even by my American standards, this was just too much. But oh my was it delicious! In Poland, the options for satisfying my sweet tooth went far beyond my expectations. In fact, the sheer number of enticing choices would send me into the deepest depths of indecision. Often I would end up with another (regular sized) pączek simply because I couldn’t decide on something else.