What is a paczki?

It's not just another jelly donut!!


People may not agree on how to pronounce them, but all are gathering to gobble up PACZKI on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Immigrants of Poland pronounce them "Pooch-key" or "Punch-key" or even, "Poonch-key" - all are correct.

These round, sugar coated, fruit filled Polish pastries were served up annually on the day before Lent, a period of abstinence observed by Roman Catholics. Originally, PACZKI were made for practical reasons, to use up the sugar and eggs which were prohibited during Lent. Now, they're more of a last-minute binge of sweets before the sacrifice. Whatever past, all enjoy the tasty treat of PACZKI, which means "little package" in Polish.

The new world version, like the old, is an extra large doughball, rich in eggs yolks and deep fried just like a donut. Busy Bee PACZKI are overstuffed with a large variety of fillings. Then they're topped with granulated sugar, powdered sugar or icing. It's 100% quality or it's not a Busy Bee PACZKI!

PACZKI on PACZKI DAY are becoming what chocolate is to Valentine's Day and what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving, as many people share them with friends, families and co-workers.

Don't be left out, place your order early! Orders accepted now through Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Last day for pre-payment over the phone is Wednesday, February 12th, 2020!! No exceptions.

At this point, we are no longer taking fax orders, our fax machine has been turned off!.

**We will be cutting off orders when we reach order capacity, which may be sooner.**

PACZKI DAY is Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

For those who did not place an advance order, we will have Paczkis for sale in the store.

All orders must be picked up by 2:00 pm on Tuesday! We will be closing promptly at 2:00 pm.

All orders not picked up by noon on Tuesday must be prepaid!! We will not hold unpaid orders after noon on Tuesday!!



Monday: Closed
Tues-Fri: 6am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 6am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

5126 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 968-8830
Fax: (630) 968-1090


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