“Best Of” Taste of Maplewood Winners

The “Best Of” Taste of Maplewood Food and Drink Contest was introduced to the event in 2013. Each year, a panel of local celebrities are selected to sample the offerings at the event and identify winners in three categories: Best Sweet Tooth, Best Savory, Best Cocktail, and the ultimate winner, Overall Best Of Taste of Maplewood.

Our celebrity panel of judges have included Catherine Neville, Feast Magazine, George Mahe, St. Louis Magazine, Lern, KSHE 95, Allyson Mace, Sauce Magazine, John Carney, KTRS, Charlie BrennanKMOX & KETC,  Pat McGonigle, News Anchor KSDK,  Mike Arnold, Gus Gus the Fun Bus, Molly Rose, Fox 2 News, Matt Sorrell, Sauce Magazine, Jean Carnahan, GoodFoodSTL.com, and more!

The 2019 celebrity food judges will include George Mahe, St. Louis Magazine and Matt Sorrell, Sauce Magazine. Check back soon for a complete celebrity food just list and ballot! 


Interested in other Chamber Awards given annually? Click the button to the right for more award recipients.




2018|Larder & Cupboard, Whiskey Cocoa Nib Fudge Brownie

2017|Maya Cafe, Fried Plantain Dessert

2016|Great Harvest, Aztec Chocolate Bread

2015|Maya Cafe, Spicy Apple Empanada

2014|Pie Oh My, Lemon Curd & Blueberry Pie

2013|Kakao, Marshmellow Pie


2018 |Maya Cafe, Veggie Empanada

2017 | The Muddled Pig, Korean Pork Fried Rice

2016 | Maya Cafe, Plantain & Chorizo Empanada

2015 | The Wood in Maplewood, Stuffed Zephyer Slider

2014 | Kakao , Roasted Banana & Black Sesame Candy Bar

2013 | Pie Oh My, Carmel Apple Green Chili Pie


2018 | Reeds American Table, Lazy Rooster

2017 | Boogaloo, Mojito

2016 | Bolyard’s, Sutton’s Gone A’rye

2015 | Las Palmas, Ginger Palomita

2014 | Maya Cafe, Sangarita

2013 |Tiffany’s Original Diner, RumChada Shake


2018 | Maya Cafe, Veggie Empanada

2017 | Maya Cafe, Fried Plantain Empanada

2016 | Maya Cafe, Plantain & Chorizo Empanada

2015 | Maya Cafe, Spicy Apple Empanada

2014 | Las Palmas, Ceviche

2013 | Las Palmas, Fish Taco

2018 Ballot of Best Of Contenders


2018 “Best Sweet Tooth” Entries

Boardwalk Waffles, Belgium Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

Kakao, Spicy Cashew Bonbons

Larder & Cupboard, Whiskey Cocoa Nib Fudge Brownie **WINNER**

Mauhaus Cat Café and Lounge, Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Maya Cafe, Dessert Taco

Prioritized Pasteries, Sprinkle Bars

The Benevolent King, Milk Custard

The Blue Duck, Gooey Butter Cookie Cake

The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Funnel Cake Fry

2018 “Best Savory” Entries

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, Surf & Turf

Boogaloo, Jambalaya

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken , Famous Spicy Fried Chicken

Kakao, Walking Mole Taco

Maya Cafe, Veggie Empanada**WINNER**

Reeds American Table, Thai Beef Skewers with Slaw

Tapped, Brussel Sprout and Coppa Pizza

The Benevolent King, Falafel

The Blue Duck, Tamale

The Crow’s Nest, Pulled Pork Taco

The Muddled Pig Gastropub, Kahlua Pork Nacho

The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Loaded Tot

2018 “Best Cocktail” Entries

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, Sazerac?

Boogaloo, Mojito

Larder & Cupboard, Signature Slushie

Maya Cafe, Margarita Especial

Reed’s American Table, Lazy Rooster**WINNER**

Tapped, Sangria Rose with Cucumbers and Strawberries

The Benevolent King, Mauresque

The Blue Duck, Ginger Hibiscus Margarita

The Muddled Pig Gastropub, Grapefruit Gin Sour

The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Pineapple Island

Vom Fass, Signature Sno Cone