St. Louis' Self-Appointed Doughnut Expert Talks His 5 Favorite Shops

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Some yummy twists at Pharaoh's Donuts. | Mabel Suen

We like to think we know a little bit about doughnuts. At the very least, we're experts at eating them. But Andy Peterson is obsessed -- the man knows his doughnuts. So we asked him where to really get the best doughnuts in town, and he didn't disappoint. Watch and learn, St. Louis.

See also: #78: A Classic Glazed Doughnut from Pharoah's Donuts

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Location Info

O'Fashion Donuts

5120 SW Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

John Donut Co.

1618 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

World's Fair Doughnuts

1940 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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32 comments
RETIRED1
RETIRED1

Imbeciles,he was only rating donuts in St. Louis city!

Julie Beinke
Julie Beinke

Matthew Riffee I feel like you and Owen should take on the challenge of making your own video as self appointed donut experts.

Eric Sucher
Eric Sucher

Glad he didn't mention Donut Drive In. Decent donuts but man, I've never seen an employee smile when I've gone there. Honestly, I've gotta hand it to Strange Donuts for creative flavors. So good. People working there are always insanely nice too. And usually dancing to the music playing. You don't get that anywhere else.

Sara Wilson Latiolais
Sara Wilson Latiolais

Actually their donuts are delicious Julian. But thanks for the rude comment! Keep it classy.

D Robinson Bell
D Robinson Bell

What, Old Town Donuts is not on the list??!! Amateur indeed!

Deb45
Deb45

I had the worst donut EVER from World's Fair Donuts - stale & gross. This kid doesn't have a clue. Although St. Louis Hills Donuts do rock!

Brett Phelps
Brett Phelps

love Johns and Worlds Fair, have to agree with him on both

Julian Venegas
Julian Venegas

Again... notice that andres drace navarro does not mention the actual donuts.. just that they are good people. I am not contesting this.. just that their donuts are dry, generally bland, overpiced & overrated. I went 3 times hoping they would be good/ to see what the hype was about. Underwhelming to the point that I would rather have schnucks donuts.

Charles Harris
Charles Harris

Was Strange Donuts too original for this guys list? Amazing taste, insane recipes that you wouldn't find anywhere else, and one of the strongest social media presences in the Lou are proof of its prowess on the Donut playing field. I like all of these places on the list, but the Done Zone is king.

Alisa Mixon
Alisa Mixon

Being a downtown worker...i can attest to the deliciousness of Pharoah's donuts as evidenced by my waistline. They are so gooooood!

Andres Drace Navarro
Andres Drace Navarro

There's no crime. Just good people running a business. I don't see any harm in that.

Chris LeBeau
Chris LeBeau

Meghan Doherty they left out The Donut Stop Inc.

Chris Kemper
Chris Kemper

I concur, however... You, kind sir, are no expert if you omit Donut Drive-in.

Julian Venegas
Julian Venegas

Notice sara wilson latiolis said nothing about the actual donuts, only that they catered her wedding (isn't all wedding food bad?) & that they are great people (I'm sure they are!).

Joseph Sorin Leibu
Joseph Sorin Leibu

2 things I love in life are Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts and hot wings.

Katie Klatt
Katie Klatt

What about donut palace in Ellisville?!

Jacqueline Sippel
Jacqueline Sippel

Worlds fair is my favorite! I love the workers and their old fashioned cash register!

Sara Wilson Latiolais
Sara Wilson Latiolais

I would never think of going to another donut shop other than Strange. They catered my wedding and have some great people on their team ✌️ 🍩

Julian Venegas
Julian Venegas

I'll give him props for not including Strange (criminally overrated) Donuts.

Marjorie Phares Carvalho
Marjorie Phares Carvalho

It appears that he declared himself an expert. You know what? I'm a donut expert. And a coffee expert.

boing
boing

This motherfucker didn't even say Old Town in Florissant MAN THE FUCK IS WITH THIS GENERATION

ryder.landon
ryder.landon

Charles you must be friends with the owners of strange donuts, because they are the worst donuts I've ever tasted, period.


ryder.landon
ryder.landon

Good people running a business, that's overrated and charging way to much for  crappy donuts.


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