Updated 5:08 pm, February 18, 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)

Swedish Bakery
5348 N. Clark St. | 773-561-8919
Pierre's Bakery
1926 W. Chicago Ave. | 773-360-8878
Oak Mill Bakery
5635 W. Belmont Ave. | 773-237-5799
Dinkel's Bakery
3329 N. Lincoln Ave. | 773-281-7300