St. Louis Hills Donut Shop
St. Louis, MO 63109
- Sun, Tue-Sat 5am-12pm
- Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Not Accepted
- Lot Available, Street
Riverfront Times's Description
Along Hampton Avenue, just south of Loughborough Avenue, sits the little green outpost that fires out tray after tray of fresh donuts everyday but Monday. The husband-and-wife-owned shop features long johns, frosted cake donuts, cinnamon twists and an old-fashioned loaf that is covered in a thin, sweet sugary glaze that keeps it moist and crisp. The donuts are made daily, as are all the pots of hot coffee that always seems to pair well with any of the choices underneath the counter, even their sweet, exclusive cheese flips. Enter along Hampton Avenue, and the shop has an off-street parking lot that wraps around back.
Technically, something is the "best" when it proves itself superior to its peers. Such is the case with most of the items in the issue you now hold in your hands. But should an item be excluded from this Best of St. Louis because it is unique? Some things are unique because they are undeserving of imitation (like Provel cheese). But others are uniquely great. Such is the case... More >>
Technically, something is the "best" when it proves itself superior to its peers. Such is the case with most of the items in the issue you now hold in your hands. But should an item be excluded from this Best of St. Louis because it is unique? Some things are unique because they are undeserving of imitation (like Provel cheese). But others are uniquely great. Such is the case with the cheese flip. A delicious hybrid of the Danish and doughnut family, the cheese flip looks like a long john folded in half around a layer of sweet cheese. It was invented over the course of many years at the St. Louis Hills Donut Shop, which remains the only place in the city, and possibly the world, where you can buy one. (An exhaustive Internet search turned up only one other mention of a cheese flip, in Portland, Oregon.) Yes, the St. Louis Hills Donut Shop sells the best cheese flip by default. But that does not make it any less worthy of inclusion here.
Tips from foursquare
The 'cheese pocket' here is shockingly good. Trust me, I'm a professor.
Get the cheese fold! Adam thinks the MILF behind the counter is hot.
Get the old fashioned buttermilks. You won't regret it. Or maybe you will? Ha!
Fantastic donuts but it's cash only
Best donuts in the Lou!
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