Updated 3:39 pm, July 9, 2014

Don't miss out on these custard- and jelly-filled donuts, traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday before Lent. See also: Chicago-style Mardi Gras parties

There's also a Paczki Eating Contest

In the mood for more sweets? Check out the chocolate food porn gallery and photos of Chicago's new restaurants.

(pictured: chocolate paczkis at Dinkel's)

Fritz Pastry
1408 W. Diversey Pkwy. | 773-857-2989
Deerfields Bakery
813 N. Waukegan Rd. | 847-520-0068
Bennison's Bakeries
1000 Davis St. | 847-328-9434
D'Amato's Bakery
1124 W. Grand Ave. | 312-733-5456