Fat Tuesday is Next Week: Where is Your Favorite Place to Get a Paczki?

For many, Fat Tuesday, which is coming up on March 4, is not complete without this fried dough Polish treat.

Written by Shannon Antinori

For many area residents, Fat Tuesday — which falls on March 4 this year — is not complete without the delectable Polish delicacy known as paczki. 

Due to the Chicago area's large Polish population, the fried dough creation has become a staple of the pre-Lenten celebration and indulgence. Filling and icing varieties make the choices almost unending.

But you don't have to be Polish to enjoy the seasonal goody.

Here are a few places to get your paczki fix in the Chicago suburbs. Some suggestions came to us via readers who posted on Patch Facebook pages. If we left off your favorite bakery, let us know in the comments section. 

Tell us: Where do you buy your paczki? What is your favorite flavor paczki? 

Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article
Connie L. Deal February 27, 2014 at 09:06 AM
The Blue Goose in St. Charles......excellent bakery and they have tons of Paczki
Connie L. Deal February 27, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Can't leave out Heidi's on the East side of Geneva....local Mom and Pop bakery that REALLY has the best sweets and breads.....Heidi runs the joint carrying on her father's tradition..


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