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What I’ve appreciated most since coming to the 314 is the abundance of things to do and try! There is always something new to experience, whether the local music scene or an eclectic art show. My favorites have definitely been the awesome eateries. Here’s my top, nutrition-intern-approved spots to grab a bite. Click on the link to find out more about each restaurant.

 

1. Lulu’s Local Eatery 3201 S. Grand, St Louis, MO 63118

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2. Wildflower 4590 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

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3. Local Harvest Cafe  3137 Morgan Ford Rd, St Louis, MO 63116

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4. Seedz Cafe 6344 South Rosebury, Demun MO 63105

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5. Katie’s Pizza Cafe 6611 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO 63117

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What’s your favorite STL spot for good eats? Comment below!

And don’t forget to check out my personal blog, The Wholey Trinity, for more health and nutrition topics!!

-XOXO Hannah

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Kristen

STL Restaurants

by Kristen on February 18, 2014

in In Saint Louis

On Friday, I was treated to a Valentine’s Dinner at Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas on The Hill (if you are not familiar with “The Hill,” it is the name for the Italian neighborhood in St. Louis).  The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was upscale without being overly priced.  I thought I would blog and tell you about my experience there, but I instead, I would love to talk about several St. Louis restaurants that you might want to try.

Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas:

http://www.guidosstl.com/

As I mentioned above, I visited this Italian and Spanish restaurant on Friday.  As per their heritage, they serve both Italian and Spanish entrees, and have a list of tapas you can order.  Other menu items include appetizers, desserts and drinks.  There were classic dishes I’ve heard of before, as well as dishes with Spanish influence that you wouldn’t find at most Italian restaurants.  On this trip, I stuck with the classics and ordered fettuccini alfredo; my boyfriend ordered cannelloni, pasta tubes stuffed with meat and covered in marinara sauce and cheese.   The food was creamy, flavorful, and steeped in garlic.  My portion was large, although my boyfriend’s was smaller.  We also ordered cheese garlic bread as an appetizer, which came in a good-sized portion.  But beware!  The cheese on the garlic bread is provel, that St. Louis engineered cheese that looks like plastic.  But if you’re a fan, go for it.

Fitz’s:

http://www.fitzsrootbeer.com/

Fitz’s is a restaurant located in the Delmar Loop that is famous for its root beer, which you can purchase bottled at many St. Louis locations.  This restaurant serves American-style food such as burgers, sandwiches and chicken strips.  I wouldn’t say that American food is my favorite, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is worth the visit.  The inside is full of exposed brick and reminds me of an old factory…like a root beer brewery, perhaps?  Jokes aside, if you are a fan of soda (or pop) you should visit Fitz’s and give their root beer a try.

City Coffeehouse and Creperie:

http://www.citycoffeeandcreperie.com/

If you love breakfast food, and if you can manage a little wait time, you should give this creperie a try!  Crepes, like thin pancakes wrapped around a filling, come in both savory and sweet types at this restaurant, located in downtown Clayton.  I went on a Saturday morning, and although the restaurant was packed, the line moved quickly.  I ordered the “St. Louis” crepe, which is a savory crepe filled with grilled chicken, artichokes, spinach and a parmesan cheese filling.   I also tried a fruit and cream filled crepe—both were delicious.  Like the other two restaurants I’ve mentioned, the City Coffeehouse and Creperie is not a chain restaurant, so you can only find it in St. Louis!

Strange Donuts:

http://strangedonuts.tumblr.com/

Located in downtown Maplewood (only a few minutes from Fontbonne!), Strange Donuts is a small donut bakery selling imaginative donut creations beyond your typical glazed or cake selections.  Their regular menu of original donuts and creations is supplemented by a special “stranger” donut that changes every so often.  Some of their strange concoctions have been a pizza donut, a chicken and waffles donut, and a maple bacon donut (which I have heard was actually delicious).  Strange Donuts is open every morning from 6:00am-2:00pm and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays they reopen from 9:00pm to midnight for the late snacking crowd.

I was going to continue with some other restaurants that serve more foreign cuisine, but, as my blog is already running long, I think I’ll save those for next week. Have a happy Monday! Try something new!

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Have I mentioned my favorite restaurant ever in the whole entire world is right here in St. Louis? I haven’t? Well, consider it mentioned. PuraVegan is indeed my favorite restaurant ever, and if you know me at all you won’t be surprised that they serve mostly raw, 100% vegan, über-healthy food.

But before you stop reading and head to McDonald’s, hold up a second. It’s actually tasty food, too! And I’ve brought several friends and family members (even my carnivore father) along for a meal and they hold up my opinion. I’m personally a fan of the stellar raw noodles they make from zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet potatoes, but they also have great raw deserts, wraps, salads – even burgers.

So if you’d like to dabble in raw/vegan food with limited effort on your part, head on down to PuraVegan! I think you’ll be glad you did.

Their website: http://www.puravegan.com

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Hi out there,

It’s been kind of a crazy week in the graduate SLP program. But then again, so what else is new? With spring break right around the corner, my to-do list has grown to (literally) two pages in length. Bleh. But it’s so worth it! I don’t want to do a lick of work for the entire week, so I’m in overdrive trying to get ahead. I’ll be spending a good part of the week at home in Maine, but I’m making it a point to back in the Lou in time for a concert that following weekend. There is an awesome venue on the Loop that I’ve been meaning to check out. It just so happens that one of my favorite bands will be playing there over spring break! I can’t wait. Every now and again I have to remember to embrace the city and really take advantage of my surroundings. I get lost in the shuffle of my responsibilities, so even seven months into being a St. Louisan, I am always finding new and exciting things to do. It helps that I have a friend who works for the River Front Times, the local paper that specifically highlights events going on in St. Louis. She just filled me in on Ironfork, which is a chef competition and restaurant showcase. Considering my “wish-list” on Urban Spoon is about twenty or so restaurants long, this will be a great way to get out there and try some samples! Man oh man, I sure do love eating my way through St. Louis :) It’s a GREAT city for foodies!

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