The food in St Louis is lip-smackingly amazing. The food alone is reason to visit this great city and there are many different culinary delights to look out for. So for all you food loving travellers, here are our top five reasons for visiting the fantastic city of St. Louis.
The Gooey Butter Cake
St Louis is famous for its amazing bakeries and cakes and the Gooey Butter Cake is right at the top of that list. This sugar dusted treat was created in the 1930’s when a German baker accidently mixed up the ingredients in a cake recipe but the disaster was so delicious it just stuck. So make sure you sample this delicious cake when in town.
St. Louis Pizza ‘Squares’
St Louis doesn’t just cater for the sweet toothed visitors, however, it also has some seriously tempting savoury treats also. The St. Louis pizza is also a food to be reckoned with in the local area and has established itself as one of the locals favourite things about the city. The basis of the pizza comprises of three simple rules. Firstly the pizza must have a really thin base. Secondly, is that the cheese for the pizza must be ‘Provel’ and thirdly the pizza must always be cut into squares, not slices. These unique three rules means anyone visiting St.Louis has to sample a ‘square’ from the endless pizza vendors throughout the city.
Fantastic Fresh, Healthy Food
It is not all cakes and pizzas however. For healthy eaters there are a huge range of fresh food eateries, and lots of places for vegetarians and vegans. Eat fresh at Lonas lil Eats is a great option for those wanting to eat really tasty but really healthy food whilst visiting the city. There are also a huge range of gluten and wheat free restaurants for people who suffer from allergies, so there really is a restaurant for everyone.
The toasted ravioli is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the best gastronomy of the city. The St. Louis toasted ravioli is covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried, so it it is unlike any other ravioli you’ve ever tried. Again this famous recipe happened by accident by one chef accidentally dropping the pasta dish in the boiling hot oil instead of in the boiling water. There began another much loved local quirky cuisine.
St. Louis BBQ
The inhabitants of St. Louis are just crazy about BBQ’s, and they have their own way of doing it. The local BBQ meat is grilled first, then marinated in sauce after, which is in the reverse order of how it is usually done. They believe that grilling the meat rather than with indirect heat and smoke, gives it a much more juicy texture. Then they have their own take on the type of meat cuts and BBQ sauces, meaning visitors to the city must get stuck into at least one meat feast during their stay.