Guide to St. Charles: Part One

St. Charles Guide

Happy International Women’s Day! Today I’m celebrating being a #BossBabe and my hometown of St. Charles, Missouri.

St. Charles, Missouri is located alongside the Missouri River. It is known for being Missouri’s first capital and for being a campground along the Lewis and Clark exhibition. I was born here, raised here and love everything this town has to offer.

Over the course of the next few months, I will be posting small guides about St. Charles. I’ll tell you all of my favorite places to eat, drink, and shop. Today, I’m going to let you know where to buy my favorite macaroons, the best burger joint, and where to get the best pizza (because who doesn’t love pizza…)!

Best Macaroons // Sucrose Bakery


Macaroons pair perfectly with a cup of tea and a good book. Sucrose Bakery on 5th Street is known for these fabulous desserts. I highly recommend the vanilla and raspberry. The vanilla is sugar perfection. Flaky on the outside and creamy on the inside, this is an indulgent confection. Their raspberry macaroon is the quintessential blend of tangy and sweet. I could eat their raspberry jam for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack.

Best Burger Joint // JJ’s Restaurant

IMG_1046 (1)Part diner, part burger joint, JJ’s is my go-to for comfort food. They have the best burgers, loaded fries and adult milkshakes (alcohol included). I highly suggest the Frisco melt, the A1 BBQ or the bleu cheese and mushroom burger! They offer a varied menu from chimichangas to turkey wraps. For all my fellow students: They are located about 3 minutes from Lindenwood University and offer a student discount! If you’re stressed out from finals, work or just need a break, JJ’s is the place to go.

Best Pizza // Tony’s on Main


Excuse the Snapchat picture. I was too excited to eat.Thus, no proper picture was taken.

In high school, I rarely ate pizza, but recently my  friend got me hooked on the wonderful delicacy of the original Italian pie. If you’re looking for deliciously gooey and cheesy pizza, adventure on down to Tony’s on Main Street. They offer a wide variety of toppings and top everything with provel cheese. Let me repeat that. PROVEL cheese. If you’re not from the greater St. Louis area, you’ve probably never heard of this perfect creation. Provel cheese is highly processed, creamy and best of all it’s the best cheese you’ll ever eat. My favorite is a pie topped high with vegetables and lots of provel.

I hope you enjoyed the first installation of the St. Charles guide. Do you have any suggestions on where to eat, drink or shop in St. Charles? Do you have the perfect Saturday activity? Send them my way! I’d love to put them in the next blog post.





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