Many of our guests plan whole visits around special dining experiences. St. Louis is naturally known for its BBQ, Italian and farm-to-table restaurants, but our sweet and pastry shops seem to be growing every day.
Nathaniel Reid developed an international reputation before his home town realized who he was, but no longer. Reid is trained throughout the world and is known for impeccable traditional French pastries. A stop by his shop near Maplewood will reveal photo-worthy pastries including his famous macaron cookies. Stop by near lunch and enjoy one of his meat and cheese croissants. Perfection!
Chef Simone fills her case with all of the fuss and flair of a good French bakery. Her wedding cakes are second to none in town and worth a little window shopping, but her macarons and treats are what keep locals coming back. Right at the super-foodie intersection of Tower Grove Ave and McCree Blvd in Botanical Heights, show up early before she sells out.
There are the super expensive chocolatiers in town and the low-end sugar bombs, but nestled right in the middle offering high-quality but reasonably priced chocolates is Kakao. You can stop in for just a piece or two, or you can build a box for a gift.
One of the newer shops on the pastry scene, Like Home Café is run by French ex-pats who welcome you into their bright colorful space as if you’re family. They have the standard macarons and croissant, but go for the quiche and salad daily specials for a lovely afternoon.
When you visit the Fleur de Lys Mansion we are always happy to share our knowledge of the local food and culture scenes to make sure that you visit is spectacular.