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Fat Tuesday is Next Week: Where is Your Favorite Place to Get a Paczki?

For many, Fat Tuesday, which is coming up on March 4, is not complete without this fried dough Polish treat.

Written by Shannon Antinori

For many area residents, Fat Tuesday — which falls on March 4 this year — is not complete without the delectable Polish delicacy known as paczki. 

Due to the Chicago area's large Polish population, the fried dough creation has become a staple of the pre-Lenten celebration and indulgence. Filling and icing varieties make the choices almost unending.

But you don't have to be Polish to enjoy the seasonal goody.

Here are a few places to get your paczki fix, both near and far. Some suggestions came to us via readers who posted on Patch Facebook pages. If we left off your favorite bakery, let us know in the comments section. 

Tell us: Where do you buy your paczki? What is your favorite flavor paczki? 

Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article

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