Kirkwood Bakery Named Top 10 Dessert Shop


Alise O'Brien

Photo by Nathaniel Reid Bakery

If you’re looking for some of the best baked goods in America you won’t have to travel far. Yelp has named Nathaniel Reid Bakery in Kirkwood one of the “Top 10 Dessert Shops in the United States and Canada.”


Nathaniel Reid graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris with a Grand Diploma in Culinary and Pastry Arts. He opened his bakery in 2016 and has since been recognized countless times for his amazing work. He was named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2012. In 2010, he was named the U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year in the U.S. Pastry Competition. And he was recognized as a James Beard Foundation semifinalist in 2019 and 2020. Reid’s creations have also received credit on their own. His chocolate-almond croissant was featured on Food Network for “Best Cheap Eats in St. Louis” and his other treats have received recognition from Food & Wine’s Best Bites 2018.


Nathaniel Reid Bakery was among the top 10 on a list of the “Best Desserts in the U.S. and Canada.” Reid’s bakery was ranked ninth out of thirty on the list.


Yelp stated: “This is an all-time list of best dessert spots in every U.S. state according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the desserts, cupcakes, cake shop, bakery, donuts, ice cream and shaved snow categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.”


Nathaniel Reid Bakery is located at 11243 Manchester Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am-4pm.