If you’re down for the best Paczki treat on Paczki Day in Chicago, you can order fresh Jameson Paczki from this store:
To Americans of Polish descent, Pączki Day means eating pączki, special jelly-filled buns. While the practice of Pączki Day is traditionally observed the day before Ash Wednesday in the United States, in Poland, pączki sales are the highest on Tlusty Czwartek, or “Fat Thursday.” (The Thursday before Ash Wednesday).
The best Paczki in Chicago
There are many places to go in Chicago to enjoy Paczki, but Dobra’s Delightful Pastries is the best place to get them delivered to your home. You can also find other great Desserts from Delightful Pastries Chicago on Flourish Deli.
History of Delightful Pastries
In 1998, Dobra Bielinski and Stasia Hawryszczuk opened the first Delightful Pastries bakery in Jefferson Park on Lawrence with a goal to make authentic European pastries, using as many local ingredients as possible. This mother-daughter team believed that natural ingredients should speak for themselves and shine through without being covered up with sugar.
Dobra’s brother Robert, also a chef, had been involved in the background since inception but became a managing partner with his partner Nico Hua, a business executive, taking over operation of the French Market location.
Today they are still making all of their products in-house by using the finest and freshest ingredients. They do not add chemicals or preservatives to any of their products. Also, as requested by their clientele, a majority of the pastries are made low-sugar. YOU taste the butter difference.