Top Banana Bread In St. Louis

November 25, 2015 10:01 AM

When it comes to great banana bread, let local chefs turn those ripe bananas into delicious banana bread.¬†Banana bread captures the flavor of those yellow smile-shaped fruits right before they’re too ripe to enjoy as a peel-and-eat delight. Some call it banana nut bread, while others don’t even mention the nutty part and stick with just the bananas. Many think of fall as the time to bring out the flavor, but it is really a nutritious and tasty treat any time of year. Taste the best banana bread in St. Louis at these top locations.

The Daily Bread Bakery And Cafe
11719 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 631

This artisan bakery sources local ingredients to create scrumptious designs in breads and full cafe menu items. When it comes to banana bread, these bakers know what they’re doing by combining flavorful ingredients to capture the best taste. Find a moist, dense, thick loaf made from extremely ripe bananas at the peak of flavor. Pick up a loaf for yourself and bring home an extra loaf to share with neighbors who will become fast friends.

The Mud House
2101 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 776-6599

Combine coffee, pastries and a kitchen that serves amazing breakfast and lunch menu items, and you get this refreshing respite on Cherokee Street. Enjoy banana bread at its finest alone or order the succulent banana walnut french toast. This mouth-watering delight takes a typical breakfast bread and turns it into a nut and banana delight. Thick bread slices are covered in chunks of banana and walnut, covered with syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-8100

Known for its delectable chocolates, this downtown hot spot has taken a traditional favorite banana bread and turned it into a masterpiece of taste. Order the banana bread split that is big enough to share, but you won’t want to give up a single bite. It has two slices of banana bread served with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream on the side and covered with cream, toffee bits and drizzled with caramel and cinnamon sauce. It will melt in your mouth with flavor that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

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Bridge Bread
2604 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 296-3077

This bakery is more than just another place to pick up some incredible banana bread. It is a bakery with a mission to help disadvantaged workers learn a new skill, build self confidence and enter or re-enter the work force. The bakery is ready to serve at their bake shop, bakery or through deliveries to local churches throughout Missouri and Illinois where orders are sent for pickup. Stop into the bakery for a much wider selection than what you see online.

603 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 963-3232

This Webster Groves dessert spot does more with bananas than ice cream banana splits or the amazing flambee’s that spiral a show of fire bursts before delighted guests. Satisfy your craving for banana bread as part of the buffet menu. Toasted banana bread comes on the fruit plates to accent a healthy choice. The perfect accompaniment to in-season fruit is delicious banana bread that has been perfectly toasted to add an amazing crunch of flavor.

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