• Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Paczki Day

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  • Whatever you call it, the last day before the beginning of lent is a day for celebration and a day rich in delicious foods from varying cultures.  Today we celebrate it all from traditional Polish pastries that are a staple of Chicagoans' Fat Tuesday celebrations, to Southern Cuisine and more.  Here's where to get your delicious food locally on Fat Tuesday!

  • Beans & Bagels Beans & Bagels

    Beans & Bagels - 2601 W Leland Avenue

    For Paczki Day, Beans and Bagels will be offering Salted Caramel, Boston Cream, and Raspberry Paczki!  They'll be accepting advance orders for dozens and half-dozens via email through Friday, February 9.  For orders below this quantity, they'll be available on a first come, first serve basis on Fat Tuesday, February 13.

  • Cafe Selmarie Cafe Selmarie

    Cafe Selmarie - 4729 N Lincoln Avenue

    Get your Bennison's Bakery Paczki on a first come, first serve basis at Cafe Selmarie on Tuesday, February 13 while supplies last!

  • The Chopping Block The Chopping Block

    The Chopping Block - 4747 N Lincoln Avenue

    Tuesday, February 13, learn how to make Paczkis in this hands-on class! Paczkis (Poonch-Keys), yeast dough, fried donuts often filled with jams and creams, are a Fat Tuesday tradition that are enjoyed before pre-Easter fasting begins. Be a part of this delicious tradition by learning how to make these pastries from scratch! You'll prepare jam and custard-filled paczki and go home with 6 donuts you can share with family and friends (or just keep for yourself!). We will have a batch of dough made in advance, so you can get started cutting, shaping and proofing, but you'll make a batch of dough in class to take home. We will also have the custard made in advance so it's ready for filling the paczki.   Click here to register. 

  • Gene's Sausage Shop Gene's Sausage Shop

    Gene's Sausage Shop - 4750 N Lincoln Avenue

    Mardi Gras Decadence! PACZKI DAY is almost here! YUM.
    Monday, Feb. 12th & Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13th!
    6+ varieties of these scrumptious filled donuts will be available:
    -Bavarian Creme
    ...only $2.99 ea.
    -Strawberries and Creme
    …only $3.99 ea.
    I ♥ pączki,
  • Lutz Cafe and Bakery Lutz Cafe and Bakery

    Lutz Cafe and Bakery  - 2458 W Montrose Avenue

    Pre-order your Paczki from Lutz Cafe for pick up on February 13!  Call 773.478.7785 or stop by to place your orders.  Flavors available include: 

    • Bavarian Cream
    • Boston Bavarian Cream
    • Strawberry
    • Blueberry
    • Raspberry
    • Fresh Strawberry

    Select paczki will be available in store on Feburay 13 too, but pre-orders are highly recommended!

  • Somethin' Sweet Donuts Somethin' Sweet Donuts

    Somethin' Sweet Donuts - 4456 N Kedzie Avenue

    Schedule your order today for Paczki from Somethin' Sweet!  Choose between cheese, strawberry, Bavarian Cream fillings with a powdered sugar topping or raspberry and apricot fillings with a granulated sugar topping or an assortment of flavors!  Click here to place your order. 

  • Edge of Sweetness Edge of Sweetness

    Edge of Sweetness - 6034 N Broadway Avenue

    A traditional King Cake can be in so many different flavors, we just make it with the best! Enjoy our king cake with cream cheese and cinnamon filling with the traditional purple, green and yellow sugared sprinkles on top and baby inside. Each 2 pound cake provides 12-14 2" pieces.

    We also ship a fresh baked cake, ready to be topped with icing and sugar just before serving. We can't forget the baby, comes nestled in a travel pouch to be placed in cake if desired.

    PICK UP AVAILABLE on select dates. King Cakes stay fresh in fridge 4-5 days

    *some items may be available to pick up 1 day prior by appointment, comment on order as needed

  • Geraldine's Geraldine's

    Geraldine's - 4743 N Lincoln Avenue

    Get your Praline Cheesecake for Mardi Gras season from Geraldine's!

  • Jerry's Sandwiches Jerry's Sandwiches

    Jerry's Sandwiches - 4739 N Lincoln Avenue

     It's Mardi Gras season, so we're running lots of cool po boys, muffulettas, a special salad, plus gumbo,

    king cake, and praline cheesecake. Who do dat? And, as we always do, we'll run it for a good month or more. Hoo boy. Click here to view their Mardi Gras menu.

  • Luella's Southern Kitchen Luella's Southern Kitchen

    Luella's Southern Kitchen - 4609 N Lincoln Avenue

    Head to Luella's this Fat Tuesday from 5-10 for Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 13!  They'll be serving Crawfish Étouffée and other specialty items.

  • Lutz Cafe and Bakery Lutz Cafe and Bakery

    Lutz Cafe and Bakery - 2458 W Montrose Avenue

    King Cakes available for pre-order from Lutz Cafe for $16.99 each.  Call 773.478.7785 or stop by the cafe to place your orders!



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