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Where To Get Paczki In Chicago For Fat Tuesday 2021

Paczki Day falls on Feb. 16 this year. Here are more than 65 places you can grab a pastry in Chicago.

Tuesday is Paczki Day.
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THE LOOP — Bakeries will make — and undoubtedly sell — tens of thousands of paczki this Fat Tuesday.

Fat Tuesday is Feb. 16 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.

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Block Club has rounded up 59 bakeries, cafes and restaurants where you can grab paczki on Fat 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.

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