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World's Fair Doughnuts
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Today 4:00 am – 4:00 pm
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1904 S Vandeventer Ave St. Louis, MO 63110
1904 South Vandeventer AvenueUSMissouriSt. Louis63110
(314) 776-9975
$Dessert ShopToday 4:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday 4:00 am – 6:30 pmTuesday 4:00 am – 6:30 pmWednesday 4:00 am – 6:30 pmThursday 4:00 am – 6:30 pmFriday 4:00 am – 6:30 pmSaturday 4:00 am – 4:00 pmSunday 4:00 am – 4:00 pm
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"It is hands down the best buttermilk donut that you will ever taste."
"The buttermilk cake donut is to die for."
"Try coconut pie."
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Levander Smith Jr
4 weeks ago
I liked the freshness of the blueberry and glazed donuts but hated the rudeness of the lady behind the counter. I asked for a dozen donuts (on national donut day, to boot) and she snapped that I can only buy 3 or 4 or the folks behind me won't get any (although the guy behind her was steadily making and bringing out more donuts--and she had at least 2 dozen in the case). She repeated it in more personal terms and the room got as quiet as a church mouse. I guess the folks behind me probably couldn't believe her either. I will never go back (and I rarely use the word NEVER--and I love donuts). I wonder if the old white lady had a problem with me being a black man in a suit... or just for being a black man. Glad I don't live in Missouri--esp. St. Louis.
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Samantha Sabath
a year ago
We really wanted donuts on our recent trip to St. Louis, and a google search for "best donuts in St. Louis" led us to World's Fair. Alton Brown said they were the best around, and who am I to argue with Alton Brown?? We could not believe the prices (just under $7 for a full mixed dozen). We tried frosted long johns, basic glazed, and frosted cake donuts, but the best by far were the buttermilk cake. Depending on where you're from, you might know them as sour cream donuts. They're very similar. They were the best I've ever had, anywhere. And I really, really love donuts! The shop itself is small, the staff was friendly, and the location is really nice (near the botanical garden in a cute little neighborhood with fun local shops nearby). The place was not over-crowded, but there was a steady stream of customers the entire time we were there. One customer would leave, and someone new would immediately walk in the door. They seemed to have a loyal customer base, b/c you could tell some of them were regulars that the owner recognized. Please stop in and give them your business, and for heaven's sake, do yourself a favor and try those buttermilk cake donuts. The other stuff was fine, but those were the star. Editing to add that it is cash only, so be prepared!!
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Mike Young
a month ago
Soft sweet dough with evident homemade care.
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Adam Khalil
2 months ago
Very good doughnuts
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Dan Hayes
2 months ago
This place has the best normal donuts I've ever eaten. The chocolate long johns were amazing, the regular glazed were amazing, and the cinnamon donuts were amazing. They were all so good I ate too many of them to try the other donuts. Reviews generally cover the specialty items, but the just regular donuts from here are the best I've ever eaten. And they were priced really well too. So glad I tried this place.
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Alyx Barranger
a year ago
Obsessed. I just moved away from St. Louis, and I am SO sad that I couldn't take this little mom and pop shop with me. The buttermilk cake donut is to die for. It is hands down the best buttermilk donut that you will ever taste. Usually, these donuts are dry and lack flavor, but the ones here have a magical ability to retain sweetness and moisture. If you haven't been here and you live in St. Louis, you ABSOLUTELY have to go. Make sure that you go in the mornings, because they run out of donuts quickly. It is also cash only, so make sure that you bring some dolla dolla bills. :)
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Stephan Shaffer
a year ago
Amazing doughnuts, nice old lady behind the counter at a hole in the wall shack, but the place is clean and the pastries amazing! These doughnuts are worth blowing your diet for.
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Chris Croy
3 years ago
Fresh & flavorful donuts incredibly inexpensive. We always enjoy watching the owners-an older lady who waits on customers while her husband is rolling donuts on the table behind her. Excellent variety as well. Whenever we visit Botanical Gardens or the Hill this is a must stop!