Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery
Between ice cream and gelato, this decade has been a boom time for frozen-dessert fans in St. Louis. Most impressive of all has been the rise of Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery, which now boasts two scoop shops — the original in Lafayette Square and an outpost by DeMun Park in Clayton — with a third slated for the Southampton neighborhood. The secret to Clementine’s success is owner Tamara Keefe’s dedication to indulgence: The ice cream features 16 percent to 18 percent butterfat, yielding a luxuriously rich texture, and the booze-spiked flavors pack enough punch to be adults-only. Yet even the traditional flavors will leave you swooning, certain you’ve gotten away with something sinful.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best
Must order: Flavors change frequently