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It's Paczki Time: Where to Find the Fat Tuesday Treat

Some nearby — and not-so-nearby — places to get your fill of the Polish confection this year.

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 some readers suggestions on a few places to get your paczki fix, both near and far. 

If we left off your favorite bakery, let us know in the comments section. 

Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article. 

Tell us: Do you plan to get a paczki on Tuesday? What is your favorite flavor paczki? 

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Stacy Gemelli March 04, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Best place all around- Central Continental in Mt Prospect. They've been in business since 1922 &is the only place to get the BEST paczkis! Over 40 varieties!! http://www.centralcontinentalbakery.com

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