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.
Classic Gus' Pretzels: pretzel sticks and cinnamon-sugar twists. | Photos by Mabel Suen
Since 1920, Gus' Pretzels (1820 Arsenal Street; 314-664-4010) have been part of the fabric of St. Louis. The recipe for the soft, dense sticks and twists has remained the same through three generations of sons named Gus.
The salted, browned bread has long been sold on street corners throughout the city. But a sugar-coated offering at the Benton Park bakery recently caught our attention: the cinnamon-sugar pretzel.More »