January 23, 2022

Schnucks Stores in the St. Louis Area, Ranked

There are many Schnucks grocery store locations in the St. Louis area. Some of them are great and some of them are, well, not so great.

We ranked a selection of Schnucks stores across the area from best to worst, taking into consideration things like produce selection, length of lines and vibes. (Seriously, why are the vibes at the Loughborough location so off?)

If your local Schnucks location deserves to be on this list (good or bad), let us know in the comments.

SEE ALSO: Every Target Store in the St. Louis Area, Ranked

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THE BEST SCHNUCKS IN ST. LOUIS
Schnucks Lindbergh
10275 Clayton Road
Ladue, MO 63124
Of course the very best Schnucks is in Ladue. You'll notice that throughout this collection it seems like the better grocery stores are in neighborhoods with more money. (Shocking, right?) But it’s undeniable that the Schnucks on Clayton Road right by Plaza Frontenac is the best one in the St. Louis area. The parking lot isn’t always easy to pull out of, but everything else about it is perfect. It’s small and has low ceilings and feels more like a Straub’s than a Schnucks. Walking into it feels like a warm embrace. Everything is exactly where it should be and the small aisles feel cozy and nice. The Schnucks in Ladue just feels like home.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS IN ST. LOUIS


Schnucks Lindbergh
10275 Clayton Road
Ladue, MO 63124

Of course the very best Schnucks is in Ladue. You'll notice that throughout this collection it seems like the better grocery stores are in neighborhoods with more money. (Shocking, right?) But it’s undeniable that the Schnucks on Clayton Road right by Plaza Frontenac is the best one in the St. Louis area. The parking lot isn’t always easy to pull out of, but everything else about it is perfect. It’s small and has low ceilings and feels more like a Straub’s than a Schnucks. Walking into it feels like a warm embrace. Everything is exactly where it should be and the small aisles feel cozy and nice. The Schnucks in Ladue just feels like home.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS IN THE CITY
Schnucks Arsenal
5055 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63139
Everyone’s favorite Schnucks in the city is the Schnucks on Arsenal. Located near The Hill, this Schnucks sells many locally-produced items from the neighborhood and has a wider selection of cheeses and Italian items than other local Schnucks locations. There’s a CVS inside this spot, too, and the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. The place is always clean and well-stocked and the produce is fresh. Pre-pandemic you could could find a live music here on the weekends and lots of samples to try. But there are still wonders to find here now: If you’re in the parking lot at just the right time, you can catch a beautiful sunset view.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS IN THE CITY


Schnucks Arsenal
5055 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63139

Everyone’s favorite Schnucks in the city is the Schnucks on Arsenal. Located near The Hill, this Schnucks sells many locally-produced items from the neighborhood and has a wider selection of cheeses and Italian items than other local Schnucks locations. There’s a CVS inside this spot, too, and the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. The place is always clean and well-stocked and the produce is fresh. Pre-pandemic you could could find a live music here on the weekends and lots of samples to try. But there are still wonders to find here now: If you’re in the parking lot at just the right time, you can catch a beautiful sunset view.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS WEST OF THE RIVER
Schnucks Harvester Square
60 Harvester Square
St. Charles, MO 63303
Don't let the busted "H" in the Schnucks sign fool you, this is the golden Schnucks of St. Charles. Perhaps a hidden gem, this Schnucks is tucked into a corner of a badass strip mall: A Dollar General, GreatClips, thrift store and more will handle a weekend's worth of errands in one trip. This Schnucks is smaller than others on the list, but the phrase "tiny but mighty" comes to mind. Well-stocked and quiet, you can find what you're looking for with ease and don't have to worry about running into the college kids that frequent the First Capitol Schnucks. It does lack some of the perks the other stores possess, but a CVS pharmacy and full grocery will satisfy those who prefer a no-frills grocery experience.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS WEST OF THE RIVER


Schnucks Harvester Square
60 Harvester Square
St. Charles, MO 63303

Don't let the busted "H" in the Schnucks sign fool you, this is the golden Schnucks of St. Charles. Perhaps a hidden gem, this Schnucks is tucked into a corner of a badass strip mall: A Dollar General, GreatClips, thrift store and more will handle a weekend's worth of errands in one trip. This Schnucks is smaller than others on the list, but the phrase "tiny but mighty" comes to mind. Well-stocked and quiet, you can find what you're looking for with ease and don't have to worry about running into the college kids that frequent the First Capitol Schnucks. It does lack some of the perks the other stores possess, but a CVS pharmacy and full grocery will satisfy those who prefer a no-frills grocery experience.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR EASY SHOPPING
Schnucks Crestwood
9540 Watson Road
Crestwood, MO 63126
This is one of the nicest Schnucks locations in town. It’s older, but comfortably so. Even if you’ve never been to this location, you can walk in and find exactly what you were seeking. This is one of those Schnucks locations that is split down the middle, offering the fresh stuff on one side of the store and the packaged stuff on the other. It also has lots of great flower and balloon gift options. This location has enough updates to make it feel modern but it still has a nice broken-in feeling. It’s like an old pair of jeans that still fit you just right.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR EASY SHOPPING


Schnucks Crestwood
9540 Watson Road
Crestwood, MO 63126

This is one of the nicest Schnucks locations in town. It’s older, but comfortably so. Even if you’ve never been to this location, you can walk in and find exactly what you were seeking. This is one of those Schnucks locations that is split down the middle, offering the fresh stuff on one side of the store and the packaged stuff on the other. It also has lots of great flower and balloon gift options. This location has enough updates to make it feel modern but it still has a nice broken-in feeling. It’s like an old pair of jeans that still fit you just right.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR A FANCY EXPERIENCE
Schnucks Kirkwood
10233 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
This Schnucks location just got a huge makeover and everybody is loving it. The new store style debuted just a couple of months ago and it looks way cooler (even on the outside) than this picture from a couple of years ago shows. The redesigned store includes a massive food call, a retail area and is just a cool place to hang out. The store sells local products, so it’s a great place to pick up a gift. And the food hall offers ready-made food from local restaurants, which is great news for people who always get hungry while they’re shopping. If you just want to pop into a Schnucks and grab something quickly, though, this might not be the store for you. The Kirkwood Schnucks is a place to visit when you don’t just want groceries, but an experience.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR A FANCY EXPERIENCE


Schnucks Kirkwood
10233 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63122

This Schnucks location just got a huge makeover and everybody is loving it. The new store style debuted just a couple of months ago and it looks way cooler (even on the outside) than this picture from a couple of years ago shows. The redesigned store includes a massive food call, a retail area and is just a cool place to hang out. The store sells local products, so it’s a great place to pick up a gift. And the food hall offers ready-made food from local restaurants, which is great news for people who always get hungry while they’re shopping. If you just want to pop into a Schnucks and grab something quickly, though, this might not be the store for you. The Kirkwood Schnucks is a place to visit when you don’t just want groceries, but an experience.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR GROWN-UP VIBES
Schnucks Chesterfield
141 Hilltown Village
Chesterfield, MO 63017
This little Schnucks location is just perfect. It’s an older-style store, but sometimes there’s just no need to try to improve on a design. Everything is exactly where it should be, the selection is great, the people are nice and there are never long lines. Even the parking lot is low-stress. This location just feels grown up and easy. It gets an A+ in our book.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR GROWN-UP VIBES


Schnucks Chesterfield
141 Hilltown Village
Chesterfield, MO 63017

This little Schnucks location is just perfect. It’s an older-style store, but sometimes there’s just no need to try to improve on a design. Everything is exactly where it should be, the selection is great, the people are nice and there are never long lines. Even the parking lot is low-stress. This location just feels grown up and easy. It gets an A+ in our book.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS
Schnucks Des Peres
12332 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
This is another Schnucks location that recently had an update. This store is big and super modern, but it’s still easy to navigate and to slip in and out quickly if that’s your goal. But if you’re not in a rush, it’s a cool store to just hang out in enjoying the clean feeling and exploring new products.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS


Schnucks Des Peres
12332 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131

This is another Schnucks location that recently had an update. This store is big and super modern, but it’s still easy to navigate and to slip in and out quickly if that’s your goal. But if you’re not in a rush, it’s a cool store to just hang out in enjoying the clean feeling and exploring new products.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR KOSHER FOOD
Schnucks Ladue
8867 Ladue Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
Don’t be shocked: The Ladue Schnucks is a dream. The cheese selection is the bomb and this store, located at 170 and Ladue Road behind the Old Navy and the Barnes & Noble is a hidden gem. It’s also the Schnucks with the best kosher food selection in town.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS FOR KOSHER FOOD


Schnucks Ladue
8867 Ladue Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Don’t be shocked: The Ladue Schnucks is a dream. The cheese selection is the bomb and this store, located at 170 and Ladue Road behind the Old Navy and the Barnes & Noble is a hidden gem. It’s also the Schnucks with the best kosher food selection in town.


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THE BEST SCHNUCKS 24 HOURS A DAY
Schnucks Hampton Village
60 Hampton Village Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63109
This Schnucks location at the corner of Hampton Avenue and Chippewa Street is one of the most high-traffic grocery stores in the area. It’s located right across the street from the only Target in the city, making it an easy stop for busy moms trying to get it all done and get it all done quickly. It’s also open 24 hours a day so it’s a great place to hit up if you need cough syrup in the middle of the night. This Schnucks is split up in a unique way, too, with all of the fresh food in one half of the store and all of the packaged items in the other half. But the biggest perk of this Schnucks location is new: There’s now a Ross Dress For Less practically next door to it so make sure to bring your shopping bags and your credit card.
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS 24 HOURS A DAY


Schnucks Hampton Village
60 Hampton Village Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63109

This Schnucks location at the corner of Hampton Avenue and Chippewa Street is one of the most high-traffic grocery stores in the area. It’s located right across the street from the only Target in the city, making it an easy stop for busy moms trying to get it all done and get it all done quickly. It’s also open 24 hours a day so it’s a great place to hit up if you need cough syrup in the middle of the night. This Schnucks is split up in a unique way, too, with all of the fresh food in one half of the store and all of the packaged items in the other half. But the biggest perk of this Schnucks location is new: There’s now a Ross Dress For Less practically next door to it so make sure to bring your shopping bags and your credit card.

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THE BEST SCHNUCKS TO RECLAIM YOUR YOUTH
Schnucks Richmond Center
6600 Clayton Road
Clayton, MO 63117
This is a great Schnucks. Located in Clayton, it’s a favorite grocery-gathering location for students from Washington University. It also has a very good beer selection. (Coincidence?) It gets a lot of traffic but never feels too busy and it’s always selling cool seasonal stuff like bundles of wood and kiddie pools that the college kids scoop up and bring to parties. The vibe here is young and fun and grabbing your groceries is a breeze. 
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THE BEST SCHNUCKS TO RECLAIM YOUR YOUTH


Schnucks Richmond Center
6600 Clayton Road
Clayton, MO 63117

This is a great Schnucks. Located in Clayton, it’s a favorite grocery-gathering location for students from Washington University. It also has a very good beer selection. (Coincidence?) It gets a lot of traffic but never feels too busy and it’s always selling cool seasonal stuff like bundles of wood and kiddie pools that the college kids scoop up and bring to parties. The vibe here is young and fun and grabbing your groceries is a breeze.


Photo credit: screengrab via Google Maps