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A-Z Paczki Guide – Best Paczki In Chicago

March 7, 2011 1:59 PM

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Paczki Day is here! Don’t know what a paczki is? Paczki is deep-fried dough, filled with cream, fruit or jam, then covered in powdered sugar or icing (Similar to a donut). Paczki is traditionally used to celebrate the start of Lent on Fat Tuesday or Fat Thursday, with celebrations running throughout early March. Whether you want to celebrate Fat Tuesday, Lent or just indulge in this delicious Polish tradition, enjoy Paczki Day!

Here are some of the best places for paczki in Chicagoland.

Alliance Bakery

1736 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 278-0366
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Bridgeport Bakery

2907 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 523-1121
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Central Continental Bakery

101 S. Main Street
Mount Prospect, IL
(847) 870-9500

Creative Cakes

16649 Oak Park Ave Unit F
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Deerfields Bakery

Deerfield, Buffalo Grove
and Schaumburg
(800) 520-0068
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Delightful Pastries

5927 West Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 545-7215
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3329 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
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Fleckenstein’s Bakery

19225 S LaGrange Rd
Mokena, IL  60448
(708) 479-5256
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Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery

5126 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-8830
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Kirschbaum’s Bakery

‪825 Burlington Ave‬
‪Western Springs, IL 60558‬
(708) 246-2894
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Oak Mill Bakery

Niles, Chicago, Harwood Heights,
and Arlington Heights
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Oak Mill


Oak Park Bakery

904 South Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 383-1712
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Pasieka Bakery

3056 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-5190
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Racine Bakery

6216 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 581-8500
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Weber’s Bakery

7055 West Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638-2224
(773) 586-1234
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Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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  • Scott Knitter

    No such thing as “Paczki Day,” of course. The food is a part of the Shrove Tuesday celebration. “Paczki Day” is as dumb as “Turkey Day” for Thanksgiving. Let’s call Christmas “Bling Day” and Easter “Chocolate Day” to be consistent.

  • Lisa Rodriguez

    Where’s Roeser’s Bakery on North Ave and Kedzie in Chicago? They are the best !!Fleckensteins….really? I had theirs,They cannot compare to Roeser’s !! Sorry.

  • John Chonarzewski

    The Best is Jarosch Bakery 35 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village 60007. Yum yum! Once you had one of theirs, you’re hooked for life! Try it!

  • Amanda G.

    OMG Deerfields Bakery had the best selection, like 15 flavors or something. I think I ate one of each :/ So good.

    Can we do this holiday a few times a year?!

  • Tami

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Central Continental Bakery!

    Best Paczki’s I have ever tasted!! YUM-O! :)

    (Over 40 flavorss!)

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