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The Donut Stop

You don’t need to order anything more complicated than an ethereally light glazed doughnut to understand why 62-year-old Donut Stop is preeminent among St. Louis doughnut shops, which actually means something in an area with a rich, continuing history of locally owned, independent doughnut shops. But you should know that in recent years the Donut Stop has gained national acclaim for its one quirk: the unparalleled cinnamon glob. The name tells you everything. It’s a glob of fried, cinnamon-spiked dough, heavier than a yeast or even a cake doughnut, probably too much for one person. It’s glorious.