Top Choice Sweets in St Louis

Ted Drewes

Don't dare leave town without licking yourself silly on this super-creamy ice-cream-like treat at historic Ted Drewes, west of the city center. There's a smaller summer-only branch south of the city center at 4224 S…
Top Choice Market in St Louis

Soulard Farmers Market

A local treasure with a range of vendors selling regional produce, baked goods and prepared foods. Picnic or snack yourself silly. Dating to 1779, it's pretension-free.
Top Choice Cafe in St Louis

Crown Candy Kitchen

An authentic family-run soda fountain that's been making families smile since 1913. Malts (hot fudge, yum!) come with spoons, the floats, well, float, and you can try the famous BLT. Homemade candies top it off. It'…
Top Choice Italian in St Louis


Redolent of herbs, this Italian deli serves up fresh salads and sandwiches (get the meaty Hill Boy) to ravenous lunching crowds.
Italian in St Louis

Charlie Gitto's

Legendary Charlie Gitto's makes a strong claim to having invented St Louis' famous toasted ravioli. On any night the weather allows, dine under the huge tree on the patio. Classy but casual.
Italian in St Louis

Milo's Bocce Garden

Enjoy sandwiches, pizzas and pastas in the vast outdoor courtyard or inside the old-world bar. Watch and join the regulars on the busy bocce ball courts.
Cafe in St Louis

MoKaBe's Coffeehouse

Overlooking Tower Grove Park, this hangout for neighborhood activists, hipsters and generally cool folk buzzes day and night. Grab a coffee, a baked treat, breakfast or a sandwich. There are seats outside.
Modern American in St Louis

Eleven Eleven Mississippi

This popular bistro and wine bar fills an old shoe factory. Dinner mains draw on regional specialties with a farm-to-table vibe. Other options on the seasonal menu include sandwiches, pizzas, steaks and veggie dishe…
Pizza in St Louis

Joanie's Pizzeria

This unassuming neighborhood bar and grill turns out excellent local-style pizza (ask for Provel, the locally beloved cheese concoction). The sauce wins kudos. Grab a table in the hidden courtyard. Live music some n…
Barbecue in St Louis

Pappy's Smokehouse

Named one of the nation's best joints for barbecue, Pappy's serves luscious ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked turkey. With fame, however, comes popularity, so be prepared for long lines and crowded communal din…