“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,  Matt Sorrell, Sauce Magazine and Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, District 5- St. Louis County. Check back soon for the complete 2019 ballot!


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2019 Ballot of Best Of Contenders

2019 “Best Sweet Tooth” Entries

Boardwalk Waffles | Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

The Post | Funnel Cake Fries

The Blue Duck | Walnut Chocolate Whiskey Macaron

Kakao Chocolate | S’more Cookie

Larder & Cupboard | Candied Ginger Orange Peel Candies

Strange Donuts | Gooey Butter Donut

Prioritized Pastries | Signature Hummingbird Cake

Maya Cafe | Fried Banana Taco

2019 “Best Savory” Entries

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

Thai Table | Thai Style BBQ Chicken Satay

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions | Chicken Wings with House Fermented Hot Sauce

The Dubliner | House Crafted Jalapeno & Cheddar Sausage

The Post Sports Bar & Grill | Cheesesteak

The Blue Duck | Duck Fried Rice

Kakao Chocolate | Thai Red Chile Summer Roll

Las Palmas | Flautas

FIYA Blazin’ BBQ Co. | Ribs

Tapped | Brussels Sprout Pizza

Boogaloo | Jambalaya

Maya Cafe | Shrimp Chili Relleno

2019 “Best Cocktail” Entries

The Post Sports Bar & Grill | Pineapple Island

The Blue Duck | Toasty Cheeks

Las Palmas | Mezcalrita

Tapped | Gin & Tonic

Vom Fass | Boozy Sno Cone

Boogaloo | Famous Mojito

Maya Cafe | Ginger Berry Smash




2019|Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream, Waffle & Ice Cream Sandwich

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


2019|Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, Tallow Fried Chicken Wings with Sweet and Spicy Chili Glaze

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


2019|Maya Cafe, Ginger Berry Smash

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


2019|La Palmas, Taquito

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