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A tray paczkis doughnut-like trefilled with everything from fruit mousse.

A tray of paczkis, a doughnut-like treat filled with everything from fruit to mousse.

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Updated: February 12, 2013 7:54PM

February 12 isn’t just Fat Tuesday — it’s also Paczki Day. (Sometimes also celebrated on Feb. 7, known as Fat Thursday.)

Paczkis are a Polish delicacy and are similar, but not equal to, a jelly- or cream-filled doughnut. Larger than doughnuts, paczkis are rich, decadent treats filled with fresh fruits and all sorts of creme and mousse options, topped with powdered sugar, icing or chocolate.

Check out our guide to local bakeries that will sell paczkis for a limited time. Make sure to call ahead to order or to confirm the dates of sale.

Aracely’s Bakery

15 W. Harris Ave., Suite 101, La Grange, (708) 352-1767

9667 Franklin Ave. Franklin Park, (847) 455-7658

Bridgeport Bakery

2907 S. Archer, (773) 523-1121

Central Continental Bakery

101 S. Main, Mount Prospect

(847) 870-9500,

Cumberland Bakery

36 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines

(847) 827-7810

Deerfields Bakery

813 N. Waukegan, Deerfield

201 N. Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove

25 S. Roselle, Schaumburg

(847) 520-0068,

Deli For You

4343 N. Harlem, Norridge

(708) 457-1700,

Delightful Pastries

(Inside the Chicago French Market)

131 N. Clinton

(312) 234-9644,

also at 1710 N. Wells St. and 5927 W. Lawrence Ave.

Jarosch Bakery

35 Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village

(847) 437-1234,

Kay’s Bakery

7332 Madison, Forest Park

(708) 366-3669

Kolatek’s Bakery & Deli

2445 N. Harlem, Chicago

(773) 637-3772

Kuppie’s Bakery

42 S. Villa, Villa Park

(630) 832-0929

Lovin’ Oven Cakery

355 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville

(224) 207-4500,

Oak Mill Bakery

2314 E. Rand, Arlington Heights, (847) 454-0139

8012 N. Milwaukee, Niles, (847) 318-6400

4747 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights, (708) 867-9400

Oak Park Bakery

904 S. Oak Park, Oak Park

(708) 383-1712

Old Warsaw Buffet Bar & Banquets

4750 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights

(708) 867-4500,

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