It's Paczki time! Where to find the Fat Tuesday treat!
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This year Paczki Day, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, is Feb. 28. The decadent Polish treats are filled with everything from fresh fruit to creme and mousse and can be topped with powdered sugar, icing or chocolate.
Below is a roundup of Chicago area spots that will sell paczki for a limited time. Many bakeries begin paczki sales days in advance of Fat Tuesday and don't require pre-orders for Fat Tuesday pickup. Make sure to call ahead to order or to confirm the dates of sale.
Paczki to go
5442 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
15 W. Harris Ave., La Grange
9560 Grand Ave., Franklin Park
1000 Davis St., Evanston
Paczkis will be available in the store for purchase starting Feb. 20, pre-orders are currently being taken. Same-day orders won't be accepted for Feb. 27 and 28. A paczki eating contest will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 25.
Central Continental Bakery
101 S. Main St., Mount Prospect
Paczkis will be sold Feb. 23-28.
Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery
5569 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago
36 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines
813 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
201 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove
25 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Deli For You
4343 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge, 708-457-1700
9 E. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, 847-398–3838
560 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, 847-466-5022
5927 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago
Fat Tuesday orders should be made by Feb. 25.
3329 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Paczki will be sold Feb. 23-28. Fat Tuesday orders should be made by 2 p.m. Feb. 27.
Forest View Bakery
6454 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
4765 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery
5126 Main St., Downers Grove
The last day for paczki pre-orders is Feb. 21.
825 Burlington Ave., Western Springs
Kolatek's Bakery & Deli
2445 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago
Lovin' Oven Cakery
355 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, 224-207-4500
2207 N. Route 83, Round Lake, 847-231-4700
9328 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove
Mundelein Polish Deli
1460 Townline Road, Mundelein
Oak Mill Bakery
2314 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, 847-454-0139
8012 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, 847-318-6400
4747 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights, 708-867-9400
5635 W. Belmont, Chicago, 773-237-5799
2490 S. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, 224-422-2500
Old Warsaw Buffet
4750 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights
6216 S. Archer Ave., Chicago
5348 N. Clark St., Chicago
Touch of Sweets
806 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich
6344 Cermak, Berwyn
7055 W. Archer Ave., Chicago
6006 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Oak Park Bakery
904 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
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