Display cases are stocked, boxes prepped, and these bakeries are serving the best Fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley. Whether you’re partaking in Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras celebrations or simply craving some fried, doughy goodness, these donut spots in Lehigh Valley are sure to impress. 

Fastnacht Day in Lehigh Valley

Fastnachts are a staple of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, but these donuts are truly meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Served on Shrove Tuesday, Fastnachts are a type of donut made with lard, sugar, fat, and butter—with some bakeries using potatoes. Choose from powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or plain. Pro tip: get there early or order ahead—many bakeries run out by noon. Try this Pennsylvania Dutch specialty from one of these local bakeries. 

These bakeries also serve your favorite, classic donuts and other sweet treats. Dig in to donuts like these and more during your next trip to Lehigh Valley, PA.

Fastnacht donuts from Mary Ann Donut Kitchen in Allentown, PA

Fastnacht donuts from Jumbars in Bethlehem, PA