Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Doughnut Is...

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Donut Drive-In. | RFT Photo

Gut Check readers are pretty vocal when it comes to doughnuts. We're always hearing about new places all over the city and county, especially when we do our delicious blind taste tests. The vote is in, though, and there's one place we'll definitely be going to soon.

See also: A Blind Taste Test of 5 Doughnuts Including Strange, World's Fair and, Yes, Schnucks

Donut Drive-In (6525 Chippewa Street; 314-645-7714) came in at number one (it was second in our blind taste test) and Old Town Donuts (510 North New Florissant Road, Florissant; 314-831-0907) was the top write-in.

We actually named Donut Drive-In the best doughnuts in St. Louis back in 2004, and Old Town was 2012's pick. Donut Drive-In still uses the family recipes from the 1950s and was once voted the best doughnuts on Route 66. The bakery was visited by the Food Network's Alton Brown on an episode of Feasting on Asphalt. OK, so maybe it's not underrated -- we all know how delicious those doughnuts are.

Here's the full report:

Donut Drive-In (6525 Chippewa Street; 314-645-7714): 36.57 percent
Other: 22.29 percent
Donut Stop (1101 Lemay Ferry Road; 314-631-3333): 13.14 percent
Vincent Van Doughnut (@vinvandoughnut): 16 percent
Eddie's Southtown Donuts (4701 South Kingshighway Street; 314-832-1200
)

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Location Info

Donut Drive-In

6525 Chippewa St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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18 comments
Jack Semelsberger
Jack Semelsberger

This is like the fifth link about donuts in a month. Somebody give these lard asses a friggin bagle

Matt Cox
Matt Cox

Come out to St.Charles, Pauls donuts is the best.

Lin Staum
Lin Staum

Federhaufers Bakery off of gravois has surprisingly delicious donuts and amazing pastries!!

Eric Strouth
Eric Strouth

Go there at 8:30 on Saturday nights and get a fresh white French and devour that thing!!

Joseph Nahm
Joseph Nahm

As a kid I enjoyed these donuts when staying at my grandparents house, now my kiddos get to enjoy them with their grandparents! Awesome they are still around!

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Lived down the street from there for five years. Great donuts, though their hours were always very sporadic.

Deb Goodwin Busch
Deb Goodwin Busch

Cyndee Thompson there was so places we could of went to when we lived there...

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