This year more than ever, celebrating Paczki Day with delicious homemade paczki will be appreciated by all of us needing an indulgence. The acclaimed Delightful Pastries, a Chicago bakery celebrating its 20th anniversary, keeps their bakery stocked with their tasty paczki (traditional Polish donuts) year-round. But the annual Packzi Day is something very special.
This year, Paczki Day falls on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16. Delightful Pastries has already geared up for eager Chicago packzi lovers’ far in advance.
Delightful Pastries is a family-owned and operated bakery has been serving delicious home-style European pastries, cakes and baked goodies to its faithful Chicago clientele for more than 20 years. They prepare baked goods and scrumptious pastries with attention to detail, using the finest local ingredients, according to European baking traditions handed down from generation to generation.
While walk-in orders are available, Delightful Pastries owner Dobra Bielinski recommends ordering in advance.
“We encourage everyone to call and order in advance to minimize long waits,” she says. “We will have social distancing precautions, and for those who have pre-ordered, curbside pickup is available by calling when you arrive.”
Delightful Pastries has amazing flavors to please all tastes, ranging from traditional flavors such as custard topped with chocolate fudge, apricot jelly, plum butter, raspberry jelly and pose petal jelly. If you’re more adventurous, try the gourmet flavors such as fresh strawberry and whipped cream, passion fruit jelly with a great taste of the Caribbean, salted caramel with scratch-made caramel using sea salt, and German chocolate with pecans and coconut custard topping.
Delightful Pastries’ signature Drunken Paczki have helped make their name famous, with three booze-filled options: vodka & vanilla bean custard, Jameson Whiskey with chocolate custard, and moonshine & lemon.