Local Bites

Ranked “The Fifth Best Place to Eat in the Country” by Food & Wine magazine, the St. Louis food scene has been gaining major steam — and you won’t have to break the bank for it. And with two award-winning food-focused magazines, Feast and Sauce, local foodies can stay up to date on all things culinary.

The historically significant City Foundry building, located in the Midtown neighborhood, is home to St. Louis’ first true food hall. Treat yourself to new, innovative and mouth-watering fare inspired by some of the area’s favorite chefs.

We can likely thank the legacy of Anheuser-Busch for the variety of microbreweries that are sprinkled all over the St. Louis landscape. Beer aficionados can sip and sample at a number of area locales.

Ferguson Brewing Company
Four Hands Brewery
Morgan Street Brewery
Perennial Artisan Ales
Schlafly
UCBC

You’ll have your own top ten restaurant list soon enough. But thanks to a host of cutting-edge restaurateurs — including a couple of James Beard Award winners — leading the way, you’ll have an exceptional road map for the best eats in the city.

St. Louis Magazine’s “101 Best Restaurants”
Riverfront Times’ “Best Food & Drink in St. Louis”
2020 Feast 50 Awards
Sauce Magazine’s Readers’ Choice 2020

Who wants to be limited to just one entree when you can taste test St. Louis’ finest, from barbeque to creameries?

Central West End Cocktail Party
Grub and Groove
Taste of St. Louis
Festival of Nations

Take a stroll around the WashU Med School campus, and you’ll probably run into Food Truck Row. On any given day, the most delicious mobile restaurants in town are just a few steps away — and there is no shortage of food truck events around town, either.

Guerrilla Street Food
K-Bop
Food Truck Friday
St. Louis Food Truck Association

If your idea of serenity is sipping a glass of wine as you take in the beautiful countryside, you’re in luck. Missouri and Illinois are full of wineries that are a quick drive away.

Blue Sky Vineyard
Cedar Lake Cellars
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
Stone Hill Winery