By Tere Scott

Grab a delicious circular treat on the go, or sit back and enjoy the atmosphere while you chat with a friend or family. Start your day off right with the taste of these best donuts in St. Louis.

Donut Drive-In
6525 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 645-7714

Locals tout this small donut shop as the best in town, but it’s not only people nearby who know about these delicious donuts. People have been known to drive hours just for a bite from a southside donut shop. Open the doors to the shop, and the amazing aroma or fresh-baked donuts will delight your senses. Try a traditional donut, or enjoy an apple fritter or long john that will bring you back time and time again.

Strange Donuts
107 E. Argonne
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 394-2323

Maybe unique would best describe the mission of this creative donut shop. Starting with the dollar classics of glazed, jelly-filled, or rainbow pony, enjoy a unique experience you won’t want to forget. What makes the experience different is that not only are the donuts made from scratch every day with fresh ingredients, including in-season local fruits but the money you spend on donuts goes back into the community. Check out some Strange Gear, like blue sunglasses, or enjoy some Strange Brew coffee with your donut.

Missouri Baking Company
2027 Edwards St.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 773-6566

Located in a part of town known as The Italian Hill, enjoy a part of St. Louis history when you walk through the corner doors. Traditional Italian baking at its best is offered every day. Known, perhaps, for cannoli, macaroons, cookies, cakes, and bread, it’s also a great place to enjoy a donut. Try a creme-filled, chocolate glazed, jelly filled, classic glazed or a long john variety. Regardless of which kind of donut you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

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Ex Cop Donut Shop
4584 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 894-2577

The connection between police officers and donuts goes without saying. In this case, the shop is owned by two former St. Louis County officers who traded in the paddy wagon and nightsticks for a line up of donuts. Today, the pair designs artisan donuts and pastries to serve the community in a tastier manner. All of the donuts are baked fresh daily with creative toppings you will find only on location. Try a specialty donut like the sweet apple wood maple bacon, pistachio, or cotton candy.

McArthur’s Bakery
3055 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 894-0900

Locals best know this 60 plus year iconic bakery for the go-to place for wedding cakes or special occasion goodies like Irish soda bread. It is also a great place to find a tasty donut. Baked fresh daily, the taste of any variety you choose is beyond compare. Whether you eat in or have an event catered, you will be delighted.

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