Anyone and I mean anyone that can get at least 20 people to stand outside in a single file line in the cold at 10 p.m. on a weekday without rioting......for donuts....has my respect. Strange Donuts is located in the hip and eclectic city of Maplewood and is run by three dudes. I walked into the shop around 10:45 p.m. on a Thursday night and was greeted by a rainbow unicorn and a very ugly woman. The woman was actually a man in drag. Strange! Donuts have exploded across the country; however, St. Louis has been home to donut shops for over 100 years. The concept of opening a donut shop that offers classic flavors and crazy combinations was an idea that started in January and made a reality just a few weeks ago. The donuts are absolutely bananas! After seeing a variety of eclectic donut shops in cities such as, Austin and Portland, the three dudes wanted to bring something similar to St. Louis. Most of the donuts that I tasted were cake like; which is perfect for marinating in a cup of Joe. They have crazy flavors as well as collaborations from Sugarfire Smokehouse and other well-known local spots. To keep things interesting, classics and creations are rotated. I CAN NOT wait for the Chicken and Waffle donut to come back! There’s something very charming about eating Chicken and Waffle donuts at 10 p.m. at night. Go visit them, as Justin Boyd would say, the world is a much better place because of Strange Donuts.

Things you should order:

Every single donut on the menu

Things to know:
Strange hours
M-Sunday- 6 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursday-Saturday 9 p.m.- Midnight
* if you come in at 9 p.m. you may be subject to wait in line

How to eat the donuts:
I dunk mine in coffee, eat, repeat, and lick the casualties off my fingers

2709 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 932-5851

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# DaWoodMan30
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:39 PM
Interesting connection to Sugarfire Smokehouse and this donut place. Sugarfire's "sweets" are made by Carolyn Downs of Cyrano's fame. Wonder how Sugarfire collaborates on the donuts?
# DaWoodMan30
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:42 PM
EDIT - I forgot, Mike Johnson of Sugarfire was a chef at Cyrano's and Boogaloo's before opening Sugarfire.

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