Top Bread Bowls In St. Louis

January 1, 2014 7:00 AM


There’s something about a warm bowl of soup that comforts and satisfies the need to take the edge off of a wintry or dreary day. Yet sometimes just soup leaves you feeling like you still need something more to fill your belly. When your spoon reaches the bottom of the bowl, a pleasant surprise awaits you when the serving bowl is edible. Warm up and satisfy your appetite on a cold day by stopping by one of these local restaurants that serve the top bread bowls in St. Louis.

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Llywelyn’s Pub
17 W. Moody Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 962-1515

On a cold, wintry or dreary day in the area, nothing perks up and satisfies any sized appetite like Irish stew served in a bread bowl. The stew is like eating pot roast out of an edible bowl. It is made with hand-carved lamb, mushrooms, potatoes and green beans. If you prefer, this neighborhood corner-style pub also has delicious onion soup or white chili options served in a non-edible bowl. Either way, you will find a soup to warm your belly with a good old fashioned comfort food feel.

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Pastries of Denmark 
12613 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 469-7879

Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is a place that only serves delicious bakery-style desserts. The fourth-generation baker has not only mastered the art of the finest European sweets, but also knows how to cook a full menu to please a variety of taste buds. Order clam chowder, chicken noodle, garden vegetable or the soup of the day and your soup will come in a bowl you can eat when you’re all done. You might want to hold off on tearing, dipping and eating the bowl as you go though, because when you have finished, your first bowl refill is free.

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Broadway Oyster Bar
736 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-8811

Enjoy crawfish fondue served in a sourdough bread bowl. Savor crawfish tail meat, onions and peppers topped with a blend of smoked gouda, mozzarella and the “goo from the Lou” – provel cheese. You’ll find this dish to be so delicious that you’ll eat the entire thing, bowl and all. Just in case you want more than the bread to dip with, it is served with fresh tortilla chips as well as a touch of fresh fruit and pasta.

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McGurk’s Irish Pub
1200 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 776-8309

This area pub is a favorite for locals when they want to enjoy some great Irish music or just kick back with friends while enjoying delicious food. Satisfy your hearty appetite with a bowl of Guiness or Irish stew. Both are served inside of a sourdough bread bowl that you can use for dipping while you eat. For delicious flavor without the bread, try Mrs. McAteer’s potato soup or Murphy’s Irish onion gratin.

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(credit: The Daily Bread Bakery and Café Facebook)

The Daily Bread Bakery and Café
11719 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 909-0010

What better place to find a delicious, made-right sourdough bread bowl but at a bakery café. Enjoy fresh rolls served with a vegetarian soup or white chicken chili every day. If you prefer variety, experience a new soup every time you visit. Pay $1 more and get your soup served in a freshly baked sourdough bowl. Savor wild rice with fresh turkey, French onion, potato bacon, clam chowder, chicken wild rice or turkey noodle on a rotating menu.

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