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Here’s Where To Get Paczki In Chicago For Fat Tuesday 2022

Fat Tuesday is March 1. Here's where to find the famous Polish pastry in a neighborhood near you.

Pączki at Delightful Pastries in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Feb. 8, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Bakeries are breaking out their signature paczki in time for Fat Tuesday.

Thousands of the famous Polish doughnuts will be baked and eaten for Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, which falls on March 1 this year.

Paczki, one of the holiday’s most famous sweet treats, are a pastry made of enriched dough and a bit of grain alcohol. They’re often covered with powdered sugar and filled with jam, custard or fruit.

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Block Club Chicago has gathered a list of bakeries, cafes and restaurants that plan to sell paczki on or before Fat Tuesday. We also have a paczki recipe you can try for yourself.

Call ahead and pre-order if you can — many bakeries expect to sell out on Fat Tuesday or earlier.

Here’s where you can find paczki in the city:

Are we missing your favorite paczki spot? Email Kelly@BlockClubChi.org or tweet the Block Club team.

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