October 15, 2021

The Best Food and Drink in St. Louis in 2021, According to RFT Readers [PHOTOS]

Food is arguably the thing that St. Louis does best. From burgers to barbecue to vegetarian options, we know more than one spot that will have your mouth watering and wallets out. The Riverfront Times staff picked out our favorites for this year, but we also gave you a vote.

This year's Best of St. Louis Readers' Choice food category had some spots sweeping the category and even a few break-throughs.  Check to see if your favorite made it, then head on over to the readers' choice page to see the runner-ups. With so much good food, we couldn't fit all the spots in one slideshow, so don't miss out on the complete list.

Here are your picks for the best food and drink spots in St. Louis.

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Best Takeout/Curbside, Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: J's Pitaria
(91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, 314-270-8005)
Photo credit: Courtesy J's Pitaria

Best Takeout/Curbside, Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: J's Pitaria

(91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, 314-270-8005)

Photo credit: Courtesy J's Pitaria
Best Burger: Mac's Local Eats
(1821 Cherokee Street, 314-393-7713)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Best Burger: Mac's Local Eats

(1821 Cherokee Street, 314-393-7713)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Best Ramen: Nudo House
(Multiple locations including 6105-A Delmar Boulevard;314-370-6970)
Photo credit: Trenton Almgren-Davis

Best Ramen: Nudo House

(Multiple locations including 6105-A Delmar Boulevard;314-370-6970)

Photo credit: Trenton Almgren-Davis
Best Restaurant to Close in the Past 12 Months: Southtown Pub
(3707 South Kingshighway Boulevard)
Photo credit: Jaime Lees

Best Restaurant to Close in the Past 12 Months: Southtown Pub

(3707 South Kingshighway Boulevard)

Photo credit: Jaime Lees
Best Chicken Wings, Best Chain Restaurant: Syberg's
(Multiple locations including 7802 Gravois Rd., 314-832-3560)
Photo credit: RFT File Photo

Best Chicken Wings, Best Chain Restaurant: Syberg's

(Multiple locations including 7802 Gravois Rd., 314-832-3560)

Photo credit: RFT File Photo
Best Bakery: Nathaniel Reid Bakery
(11243 Manchester Road, 314-858-1019)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Best Bakery: Nathaniel Reid Bakery

(11243 Manchester Road, 314-858-1019)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Best Greek Restaurant: Olympia Kebob House and Taverna
(1543 McCausland Avenue, 314-781-1299)
Photo credit: Julia Gabbert

Best Greek Restaurant: Olympia Kebob House and Taverna

(1543 McCausland Avenue, 314-781-1299)

Photo credit: Julia Gabbert
Best Place for Day Drinking, Best Seafood, Best Cajun/Creole: Broadway Oyster Bar
(736 South Broadway, 314-621-8811)
Photo credit: RFT File Photo

Best Place for Day Drinking, Best Seafood, Best Cajun/Creole: Broadway Oyster Bar

(736 South Broadway, 314-621-8811)

Photo credit: RFT File Photo
Best Sushi Restaurant: Cafe Mochi
(3221 South Grand Boulevard #1013; 314-773-5000)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Best Sushi Restaurant: Cafe Mochi

(3221 South Grand Boulevard #1013; 314-773-5000)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Best Burger (Non-Beef Division): Frida's
(622 North and South Rd. 314-727-6500)
Photo credit: Liz Miller

Best Burger (Non-Beef Division): Frida's

(622 North and South Rd. 314-727-6500)

Photo credit: Liz Miller