Food & Drink

The 8 Best Places For Paczki in Chicago (And When to Get It)

Published On 02/10/2015 Published On 02/10/2015
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dmk burger bar
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1. Delightful Pastries 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

The name pretty much says it all. This Jefferson Park dessert-stop can satisfy any sweet tooth with their donuts, cakes, cookies, brownies and more.

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2. Dinkel's Bakery 3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Dinkel's is serving up some insanely delicious baked goods, but be sure to hone in on their donuts and specialized cakes.

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3. DMK Burger Bar 2954 N Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657

A collab between industry vets David Morton and Michael Kornick, DMK (get it?) is a 75-seat storefront neighborhood bar outfitted with reclaimed Wisconsin barn boards and exposed original brick that's turning out gourmet grass-fed beef burgers.

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4. Alliance Bakery 1736 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park's got fine European and American pastries and a full espresso bar.

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5. Bennison's Bakery 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Located in Evanston, Bennison's has delicious donuts, cupcakes (try the red velvet), and a slew of other baked goods for you to treat yourself with.

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6. Weber's Bakery 7055 W Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638

Located in Garfield Ridge, Weber’s Bakery is one of the oldest family-owned bakeries in Chicago. Though there are plenty of bakeries in Chicago alone, Business Insider named this one the best in all of Illinois. It offers seasonal treats, high-quality wedding cakes, weekly specials, and signature items like Polish kolacky and raisin hoska.

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7. Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

This is the only time you'll hear "Come see what's between our buns," and not be freaked out. Rockit Burger Bar offers some badass burgers, including gems like the huevos rancheros burger and a chicken breast patty aptly named "The Motherclucker." If you're craycray and burgers aren't your thing, flatbreads and small bites are also served.

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8. Swedish Bakery 5348 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Swedish Bakery is an Andersonville institution specializing in Scandinavian-style baked goods. With nearly a century of baking under its belt, the storefront produces pastries, petit fours, coffeecakes, cookies, wedding cakes, and more for the sweets seekers of Chicago. While they cover their ground in offering all things dessert, their Swedish specialty pastries -- including marzipan cakes, almond tarts, and Tosca tortes -- are the spirit behind the bakery.