looking meadow coffee co. in maplewood photo by michelle volansky

5 new St. Louis-area restaurants to try this month

Every month, we make it our mission to try all the new restaurants and bars that open in the area so we can make meaningful recommendations on where you should go. Here's where made the cut in November.

Looking Meadow Cafe in Maplewood
This new plant-based cafe and bakery in Maplewood has a cozy, neighborhood feel. Click here for more information about Looking Meadow. 

photo courtesy of baked & boiled

Baked & Boiled in Soulard
Soulard is the latest beneficiary of 2023’s great bagel boom with Baked & Boiled. Helmed by owner Alex Pifer, the shop boasts well-executed water bagels, which are distinguished by a satisfyingly chewy crust. Click here for more information about Baked & Boiled.

Levels Nigerian Cuisine in downtown St. Louis
At Levels Nigerian Cuisine, the food is unabashedly bold. Click here for more information about Levels.

chopped cheese sandwich from central state sandwiches // photo courtesy of central state sandwiches

Central State Sandwiches on the Hill
Central State Sandwiches food truck is the newest food vendor to service the tasting room at 2nd Shift Brewing. Click here for more information about Central State Sandwiches.

Le Ono
The menu at this upscale French-Polynesian restaurant rotates frequently, but we’re confident you’ll find something you love. Click here for more information about Le Ono.