menya rui in lindenwood park photo by michelle volansky

Menya Rui and Nathaniel Reid Bakery receive high honors from Yelp

If you love a good flaky croissant, one of the best in the U.S. is waiting for you in Kirkwood. A new Yelp list names homegrown Nathaniel Reid Bakery at 11243 Manchester Road in Kirkwood the second best in the entire U.S. and Canada too. It follows Nathaniel Reid's inclusion on a 2019 Yelp list of the best bakeries in the country.

Nathaniel Reid Bakery isn't the only St. Louis spot on Yelp's radar recently. Ramen hotspot Menya Rui was also named No. 2 – in this case, No. 2  on Yelp's list of "Places to Eat in 2024." That list draws on user submissions, with Yelp staffers sussing out "the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, and finalized the rankings with the expertise of our Community Managers." It's yet another honor for Menya Rui chef Steven Pursley, who recently made Food & Wine's list of Best New Chefs.

In other words, whether you're into croissants or ramen, it's a great time to be eating in St. Louis. Eat up!

This article was originally published by the Riverfront Times.