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Plan Ahead for Paczki Day in Bolingbrook

For many, Fat Tuesday is not complete without this fried dough Polish treat.

For many residents, Fat Tuesday — which falls on Feb. 12 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.

In Plainfield, Cathy's Sweet Creations is already taking preorders for the sweet treat, available in flavors Bavarian cream, strawberry and raspberry for $1.55 each or $16.95 for a dozen. According to the bakery's Facebook page, Cathy's sold 2,000 of the Polish confections last year.

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

Tell us: Where do you buy your paczki?

Paul Rahn Jr. February 08, 2013 at 11:38 PM
What about Szela's @ 1327 Lily Cache, Bolingbrook. I thought this would be first on the list.
Derrick A Swistak February 09, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Busy Bee in Downers Grove is the best.
Amber February 09, 2013 at 04:21 AM
I drive all the way back to Berwyn to go to Vesecky's Bakery.

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