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It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without a paczki (pronounced "poonch-key" or "punch-key"), the yeasty, sugar-dusted Polish donut that's stuffed with sweet jelly, custard, pudding or fruit. This year, Paczki Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 25, and good Chicagoans know that if you want to get your hands on this messy treat, you must plan ahead. Some of the finest bakeries in Chicago suggest ordering in advance to ensure availability. This is serious business, people. If you want to score some of the best donuts in Chicago on Paczki Day, check out the bakeries below and call in your order STAT.
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