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RACINE COUNTY — Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, is just around the corner. Gear up for the Lenten season by eating pączki on Feb. 21.

Pączki, pronounced POOCH-KEY, is a Polish friend donut, most commonly enjoyed before Lent.

Where you can find these pastries in Racine County?

The sweet and puffy pastry is often filled with jam, jelly, and even custard. In Racine County, we’ve narrowed down five places where you can find this sweet treat.

If you are a bakery or restaurant that will be serving pączki and are not on this list, please email

Finding Pączki in Racine County

Establishment LocationAvailable
Bendtsen’s Bakery3200 Washington Ave.Feb. 21
Country Rose Bakery & Cafe19319 Washington Ave.
Union Grove, WI
Feb. 18
Larsen’s Bakery3311 Washington Ave.Feb. 21
O&H Danish BakeryMultiple locations
5910 Washington Ave.
4006 Durand Ave.
Online ordering/ Feb. 21
Main Street Bakery328 Main St.Feb. 21
Five places to buy Pączki in Racine County

Fish Fry

What would the start of Lent be without fish fry? Check out the Racine County Eye’s Racine County Fish Fry Guide: 100 places to go.

Don’t forget about Racine County’s Best Fish Fry: Holy Mackerel Edition while you’re out sampling our county’s fish fry establishments.


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