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The 5 Best Dessert Shops Near St. Louis

Updated: October 8, 2021

Have a sweet tooth? Treat yourself to the tarts, cakes, and mousse desserts at these St. Louis restaurants. We analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the top options for desserts in St. Louis. Skip the main course and sample the pecan pies and creme brulees at the great spots below!

Find the perfect Desserts spot

The Cup

Desserts, $, St. LouisDesserts, $St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021

City Coffee & Crêperie

Desserts, $$, St. LouisDesserts, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

World's Fair Donuts

Desserts, $, St. LouisDesserts, $St. Louis, Southwest Garden
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Insomnia Cookie

Desserts, $$, St. LouisDesserts, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream

Desserts, $, MaplewoodDesserts, $Maplewood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Choosing the right spot for Desserts can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 147 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated and Trip 101, 5278 St. Louis restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Three Best Rated - 3 Best Donut Shops in St Louis, MO and Trip 101 - 10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In St Louis, Missouri as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Desserts

  • The perfect match for vanilla bean ice cream

    Experts often pair vanilla bean ice cream with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Rosé with your strawberry ice cream

    A nice pink wine that will bring the most out of the fruit flavors of your strawberry ice cream would be Rosé.

Factoids about Desserts

  • A big feat in 2014

    On June 28, 2014, The United States’s Desserts fans celebrated a new world record by the strawberry ice-cream, weighing 3,010 pounds.

  • October = Desserts festival

    Ever seen a ice cream eating contest? Then consider visiting Utica in October for the Utica Ice Cream Festival.

  • Celebrating a love for ice cream

    July is when people in The United States celebrate ice cream - it is National Ice Cream Day!

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in St. Louis can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Desserts spot.

Desserts in nearby areas

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