Oh, how a donut shop can bring such a smile to my face! You are not going to find your average glazed donuts or long johns here, though. This is Strange Donuts, where anything you can imagine has probably been made into a donut. This small shop is located in Maplewood, MO and they are open every day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 9 a.m. until Midnight (or until they run out). Be sure to set your alarm to go off early on weekend mornings because they do sell out!
The line of patrons hoping to try these crazy creations is often out the door but the line moves quickly. Once inside, you have a few minutes to decide between the ever changing menu of donuts. I have been able to sample flavors such as rice pudding, French toast, Samoa, Mexican hot chocolate, campfire (chocolate donut with a toasted marshmallow on top), and wasabi pea (that’s right, I said wasabi pea!). Strange Donuts has also been known to partner with chefs from local restaurants such as Pappy’s Barbeque and Quincy Street Bistro to make meat filled concoctions. The donuts definitely have a dense, cake texture to them and while I am normally a bigger fan of light, fluffy donuts, you just can’t help but love these strange creations (pun intended).
There is no seating in the shop so all of the orders are made to-go. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of milk, chocolate milk or Strange Donut Brew by Kuva Coffee while you are there to wash down your delicious treat. I dare you to make it all the way home without trying a bite!
Strange Donuts is located at 2709 Sutton Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63143