THE LOOP — Bakeries will make — and undoubtedly sell — tens of thousands of paczki this Tuesday.
Fat Tuesday is Feb. 25 this year, and Chicagoans love to celebrate the holiday with the famous Polish doughnuts.
Paczki are pastries made with a bit of alcohol and rich flour. They’re typically filled with something sweet, like jam, chocolate or fruit, and topped with sugar or icing. They’re eaten on Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras.
Block Club has rounded up more than 60 bakeries, cafes and restaurants where you can grab paczki on Tuesday. (Or want to make your own? We have a guide for that, too.)
Just make sure to call ahead if you want to make sure you get a paczki — major bakeries are often swamped on Fat Tuesday.
Here’s where you can find paczki in the city:
Think we’re missing a spot? Email Kelly@BlockClubChi.org or tweet the Block Club team.