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Jan 28, 2011 02:07 PM


It's almost Fat Tuesday and for me, that means Paczki time! I was living in Chicago last year at this time and had more than a few places I could grab these. Does anyone know a place in MSP? I'm guessing that I should be able to find these somewhere in the Nordeast neighborhood???

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  1. I think this is the third year in a row I've mentioned Kramarczuk's. I've never actually tried one there. Maybe I'll try one this year, just to settle the question.

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    1. re: kevin47

      I just received this email from Kramarczuk's:

      I apologize for the late reply. Your question prompted us to decide when to make Pacski. We make them every year for one week only. This year we will make them the week of March 6th. They will be ready Monday morning if you would like to place an order. Flavors this year are bavarian custard, raspberry and lemon.


    2. Sarah Jane's Bakery on Johnson St. In NE Minneapolis usually has them.

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      1. re: skmpls

        They do, and they're very good. Not like the jelly-donuts-with-a-seasonal-name that you find sometimes. True, the difference isn't huge, but small things count.

      2. I asked this question last year - also a former Chicagoan. Kramarczuk's was mentioned (by kevin47) last year, but I didn't get a chance to get there. I'll just repeat my suggestion to not believe the Rainbow ads for Paczkis - they were not the same...

        1. Thanks much. In my usual fashion, I'll probably check out a couple places. I'll let you know what I find. Cheers.

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          1. re: tyrus

            Do let us know. The bavarian creams at K's sound very tempting, esp. if not too sweet. So try one of those for me and let us know.

            1. re: karykat

              I will. Typically, I'm drawn to the fruit filled paczkis - apricot, plum, fresh strawberry - but I guess I can take one for the team. Ha!

              1. re: tyrus

                I will be eternally grateful!

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