St. Louis Top Ten // Eat
My favorite spots to eat right now! I specifically chose these places based on goodness and convenience. All are family friendly, in good locations (where you can do more than one thing), or run in quickly within feet from your car.
Clementine’s Creamery - Family. Owned. Goodness. Everything is made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. They do it all, really. Homemade chocolate sauce, “naughty” flavors for the booze lovers, and now offer vegan flavors - the best I’ve ever had. Also, I don’t even like sorbet but I will eat their sorbet. There are currently two locations but my personal favorite is the one in Clayton. For how spread out our city is, this is where it’s at!
Seedz Cafe - This has been my go to lately! All of their menu items are incredible and filling. They use quality ingredients, and their location is ideal for moms/kids. They have a shop next door called Seedz Provisions that carries so many fun trinkets and unique food items that are not available at most retailers in STL - like Honey Mama’s chocolate, Coconut Cult probiotic yogurt, and house-made treats. They also serve killer elixirs! Although under construction right now, DeMun Park is right around the corner + lots of park benches and open greenery (hello picnic szn!). You’re also walking distance from Clementinte’s Creamery, Sasha’s Wine Bar, and Kaldi’s Coffee. You cannot come here and be bored.
Hello Juice & Smoothie - NEW NEW NEW! Also family owned by the cutest little trio. Jordan and Kayla are in their mid twenties and have an adorable daughter named Juniper. Their menu is one of the most modern for St. Louis, including elixirs, clean ingredient smoothies, toasts using local bread from Knead (also on this list), and local bone broth options - this is huge for health options here!!! They are launching a juice program SOON! Meaning they will have bottled juice to-go always. The basement space is available for events and also, their shop is wicked cute and basically made for the gram.
Nathaniel Reid Bakery - Pastry heaven. Owner and dad, Nathaniel, is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Him and his wife are expecting their second this summer and you can tell he does a good job at doing both jobs - hand crafting incredible treats for the rest of us + fathering. His background is incredible and has been featured in many impressive magazines. Support this business!
Winslow’s Home - Homemade baked goods + farm fresh dishes + fun gifts & kitchen supplies. This place has serious charm. A damn good brunch spot and close to kid friendly attractions like Shaw Park.
Knead - GET THE CINNAMON ROLL. Turkey sandwich ain’t bad either. Take home a loaf of sourdough.
Pastaria - Homemade pasta & gelato + really good pizza. Need I say more? Also all the servers wear shirts that read “sorta close to Italy” which is just funny and cool.
The Clover and The Bee - Located in Webster Groves, this place is a hot spot for coffee meetings, brunch, or patio hangs. I also love that they have a walk up window - KEY for on the go mamas (although parking limited out front), still, a cute area to walk around!
Olio - “Hummus. I got the hummus”. Same Phoebe, same. This menu is incredible! Back patio is adorable + they have live music in the summer! Owned by some dear friends of mine and across the street from other gems. Don’t miss this!
Fiddlehead Fern Cafe - This is usually where I like to meet with friends during the week + frequent with family on the weekends. Located around the corner from Tower Grove Park and Botanical Garden - we like to grab coffee here on Saturday mornings before heading to the farmers market. They have live music on the weekends from 12-2 and sometimes the flower truck comes by! Also, now on Thursday evenings, you can do “weekly wind down yoga” - $10 drop in classes where proceeds go to a nonprofit. Say hi to the owner Darcy, she is tall, has long brown hair, and works her ass off. We love her.
Last but not least, Bar Les Freres. The ultimate date night spot, and written about in Vogue, just saying. Straight out of Paris in the 1920’s, the menu is flavorful, bold, and sophisticated. Ditch your phone here and enjoy.