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Seoul Taco

David Choi's Seoul Taco, one of the original St. Louis food trucks, continues to grow. A new storefront has opened in Forest Park Southeast's Grove, joining the truck and brick-and-mortar locations here (the Delmar Loop and Chesterfield) and elsewhere (Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago). I am on record in previous editions of the STL 100 as a fierce partisan of the burrito with kimchi fried rice and spicy pork. On recent visits, though, I have opened myself up to other delights, among them the meaty pork dumplings and the Gogi & Waffles, a stoner's dream of sweet-potato waffle fries with queso blanco and the tangy house Seoul Sauce, kimchi, green onions and beef bulgogi.

Hours: Lunch and dinner daily

Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best

Opened: 2011

Many St. Louis-area restaurants are closed or limiting their dining options during the coronavirus pandemic.