Sauce Magazine – 3 St. Louis Restaurant Oatmeals Worth Rolling Out Of Bed
3 St. Louis Restaurant Oatmeal Worth Rolling Out of Bed
These oatmeal are to brunch what high-quality faux fur coats are to woolen pea coats. They’re soft, warm and cozy, but also puffy in a way that makes them extra special – definitely better than the best version of instant stuff you could do on a cold weekday after getting out of bed.
Russell is on Macklind
Big and chewy with crispy edges, Russell’s baked oatmeal looks almost like coffee cake; it is a gruel to be eaten with a fork rather than a spoon. A generous serving is served with a small pitcher of steaming cow’s milk or coconut cream, which seeps into the crevices of the oatmeal, softening and providing extra sweetness without making it soft. The non-vegan option is made with dried apricots and toasted almonds, while the vegan one is made with tart cherries and walnuts; sweet, chewy and crunchy, both are fabulous, whatever your dietary needs or preferences.
5400 Murdoch Ave., St. Louis, 314.553.9994, macklind.russellscafe.com
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
If you’ve ever wondered if oatmeal could be fancy, Katie’s is here with a resounding ‘yes’. Swirled with Sicilian pistachio butter, olive oil and wildflower honey and seasoned with dates, sliced bananas and chopped pistachios, it’s Mediterranean sunshine in a bowl.
9568 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, 314.942.6555; 14171 Clayton Road, town and country, 636.220.3238, katiespizzaandpasta.com
Bowood by Niche
Bowood Oatmeal is truly next level. Multiple grains cooked to a creamy yet still delicious consistency result in a variety of textures, which is then enhanced by three forms of fruit – fresh, dried and candied. The almonds give a bit of crunch and the brown sugar an extra layer of sweetness. The coup de grace, however, is the presentation: it’s served in the cutest Le Creuset miniature Dutch oven we’ve ever seen.
4605 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.454.6868, bowoodbyniche.com