10 Places to Get Paczki on Fat Tuesday

Celebrate Fat Tuesday right with some paczki, which is pronounced poonch-kee. Keep scrolling to find out where you can get your Fat Tuesday pastries in the city and surrounding suburbs.

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Cafe Vienna
Address: 2523 N. Clark St. Variety: apricot, raspberry, custard, fudge, strawberry whip creamnBest time to go: any time after 1:30 p.m.
Anna Powell
Address: 11 W. Illinois St. Variety: BoHo’s Poppyseed Paczki, which has white chocolate cream, orange marmalade and charred rosemary streusel.nBest time to go: When they open at 11:30 a.m.
Address: 131 N. Clinton St. / 5927 W. Lawrence Ave. Variety: Custard topped with chocolate fudge, apricot jelly, plum butter, raspberry jelly and rose petal jelly. They also have an assortment of gourmet and drunken paczki. Best time to go: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Jory Downer
Address: 1000 Davis St., Evanston.nVariety: Prune, apricot, cheese, raspberry, custard, apple, lemon curd, Fresh Strawberry with Whipped Cream, Praline Chocolate Mousse, fresh banana cream and German chocolate.nBest time to go: 6 a.m., when they open.
Hannah Meece
Address: 1736 W. Division St.nVariety: Raspberry confit filling with a rose glaze, apple confit filling with a powdered sugar dusting, strawberry confit filling with a powdered sugar dusting, cherry confit filling with a lime zest glaze, vanilla bean custard filling with a chocolate glaze, and a blueberry confit filling with a lemon glaze.nBest time to go: When they open at 6:00 a.m. or in the early afternoon.
Linda Spinelli
Address: 101 S. Main St., Mt. ProspectnVariety: Traditional, Fresh Fruit and gourmet. There may be too many kinds to list, so check out their menu: http://www.centralcontinentalbakery.com/subCategory.asp_Q_catID_E_106nBest time to go: at 6 a.m. when they open.
Anjali Pinto
Address: 233 E. Erie St./ 50 W. Randolph St. Variety: Key lime, raspberry sugar, and Nutella. best time to go: 6:30 a.m., when they open.
Yolanda Luszcz
Address: 4750 N. Lincoln Ave. Variety: Apricot, Bavarian creme, blueberry, plum, raspberry, rose and strawberries and creme.nBest time to go: at 9:00 a.m., when they open.
Maier's Bakery
Address: 9328 Waukegan Rd., Morton Grove Variety: Apple, apricot, blueberry, buttercream, cheese, cherry, chocolate buttercream, chocolate whip cream, custard, fudge, lemon, mocha, Nutella, and more Best time to go: When they open at 5:00 a.m.
Standard Market
Address: 333 E Ogden Ave., Westmont/ 1508 Aurora Ave., NapervillenVariety: Lemon, raspberry, apricot, vanilla cream and chocolate cream. Best time to go: When they open at 8 a.m.
Jon Becker
Address: Various locations http://www.stansdonutschicago.com/locations/nVariety: cherry, pastry cream, chocolate pastry cream and cannoli cream.
Dennis Stanton
Address: 5348 N. Clark St. Variety: Apple cinnamon, apricot, blueberry, cheese, cherry, chocolate, custard, lemon, pineapple, prune, raspberry, strawberry, cheese with either blueberry, raspberry or strawberry; cherry cheese with fudge; fresh strawberry with custard.nBest time to go: around 6:00 a.m.
Jaccek Boczarski
Address: 6454 N. Milwaukee Ave.nVariety: Strawberry, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, prune, rose hip, custard whipped cream with fresh strawberry, whipped cream with fresh blueberry, strawberry jam, pineapples and Polish style prunes. Best time to go: 8 a.m.
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