Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way.
|Pistachio and strawberry paletas. | Photos by Mabel Suen|
Before La Vallesana (2801 Cherokee Street; 314-776-4223) expanded into the full-service, multi-patio Mexican-food mecca it is today, it had humble beginnings as a simple frozen-treat stand. According to manager Marco Vargas, whose father owns the business, the restaurant originally opened in 2003 selling ice cream. The addition of tacos, tortas, burritos and more came in years following. To this day, La Vallesana still offers some of the desserts that started it all: paletas.More »