Delightful Pastries is the go-to when it comes to pączki, traditional Polish donuts (FYI, it’s pronounced pownch-keys, not pots-keys). And yes, to some, equating pączki with donuts is teetering on blasphemy, but pączki are really just denser, richer donuts. Serving Chicago since the late ‘90s, this Eastern European bakery specializes not only in pączki, but in a variety of baked goods, like breakfast pastries, cakes, and breads, and each bite reflects an old-school delightfulness. The pączki are airy and bright, filled with an array of fruity and decadent ingredients like salted caramel, German chocolate, plum butter, and raspberry jelly. While you're there, consider the tempting Drunken Pączki, doused with Jameson whiskey and chocolate custard, or the Moonshine & Lemon—because why not get more than one buzz all in one bite?
How to order: Stop by for counter service, order takeout online, and get delivery via Uber Eats.