The Best Pastries in Oak Lawn: You Decide

Help us decide who makes the best pastries in the Oak Lawn area.

It’s time for another Chowdown Showdown, our weekly feature that will not only give you great ideas on where to eat, but will allow you to tell everyone why your favorite spot is the best. 

The Chowdown Showdown pits Palos, Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn restaurants against each other to decide who makes a particular dish best. Before the competition starts, we need your ideas on who our Palos representative should be. 


This week's showdown is a bit more open-ended. We are looking for the best pastry in town. Does a certain bakery serve up some top quality doughnuts? Is there an independent grocery store that makes a mean cinnamon roll? How about kolacky or Danish? The winner then will go on to face the best of Palos and Evergreen.

How to Vote

There are three ways to vote for your favorite.

  1. Leave a comment on this article and tell us your pick and why you think they are the best. 
  2. Find your pick in our Oak Lawn Patch Places Directory and leave a review and tell the world just how good their pastries are. 
  3. Go to the Oak Lawn Patch Facebook page and tell us your pick. 

Get your votes in by Monday at 10 a.m. We will announce the winner and share the results of our taste test on Wednesday.

That's Not All . . .

The Oak Lawn Patch Places Directory allows you to leave reviews of your all your favorite place in town. From auto shops to eye doctors, hot dog stands to churches, find them in the directory and tell everyone why they are great.  

Start Reviewing and Rating

Jimmy D April 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Tuzik's Bakery. It's all good there...don't understand being closed on Sunday's.
CJM April 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Just thinking about Tuzik's makes my blood sugar rise! I wanna get on a plane and head straight there. Kolackis, cake donuts, apple slices, pumpkin donuts, plum pull-aparts, butter cookies, cakes. I wonder if they deliver.....
BibbidyBobbidyBoo April 20, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I say it is Tuzik's. Consistently the best pastries, great service. You cannot walk out of that place with just one thing!
Eric April 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Huck Finn donuts! The apple fritter is amazing!
Mary Kay Barton April 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Tuziks without a doubt are the best.
Brittani Bulanda April 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Huck Finn donuts!
e.c. April 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
2nd April 20, 2012 at 03:21 PM
ME April 20, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Tuziks has the worst paczki's. Yuc!...dry, no taste. The sweet rolls are good. OL doesn't have a really great bakery.
Cori April 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Richard April 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I agree, they are very good and almost unbelievably cheap, too. They're closed Sun. and Mon., too. Can't tell you how often I've wanted to stop in there on one of those two days of the week.
Tom April 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Huck finn. Awesome donuts.
STM April 21, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Tuziks and Velvet cake at 95th & 52nd av.
sb April 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Most south siders love Tuziks and Webers but for paczki's, I make the drive every year to Fleckensteins at 191 & LaGrange, Mokena. Hands down the best I have ever had.
zula 5 April 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I drive to Webers on archer.
Glen Kato April 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I think Huck Finn is great for donuts.
andy skoundrianos April 21, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Paul April 30, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Huck Finn has the best donuts by far!!


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