The following accolades represent those awarded to our retail location at Soulard Farmers’ Market Stand #115, Mini Donuts Etc., which began in 1979, the market’s 200th year anniversary. This market based operations is staffed by co-owner, Chinh Smith and eldest son, Adam, every Saturday from 8 am up to 5 pm depending upon the weather. The months of January and February are very iffy due to uncertain weather conditions vary as the donut machine maintains proper operating temperature when the outside temperature at 8am and throughout the day is at least 32 degrees.
Accolades and articles:
Riverfront Times – Best Donuts in St. Louis – Scroll to the bottom of the page for article.
In 1979, Stan Smith began making doughnuts at Soulard Farmers’ Market as a way to spend time with his family on the weekends.
Wedding Channel – Forget cake, have DONUTS!
July 12, 2012 – We decided that we wanted to do something different. We had heard about Stan and his booth at the Soulard Market. He makes his own fresh mini donuts on site with a wide range of toppings. We bought the unlimited package of mini donuts. Young and old were excited as they watched him make the donuts and serve them! We had guests take home bags of them as favors. People really enjoyed it and commented that it was something they had never seen at a wedding before….
Riverfront Times – The Eight Best Doughnut Shops in St. Louis – Best of St. Louis
Jan 23, 2012 – Shopping at Soulard Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning is as much a St. Louis institution as thin pizza, birds on a bat and the number “far.” Nothing pairs better with a stroll around the stalls than one arm full of groceries and the other with a little paper bag from Donut Man Stan’s Mini Donuts, Etc.
Feaststl.com -Mini Donuts, Etc. and Chauvin Coffee’s Soulard Blend
A constant parade of little batter rings bob two-by-two through hot oil before making a final alley-oop into a holding pan. A pair drops. Then another, seconds later.
Sauce Magazine – An Eater’s Guide to Soulard Market
Jul 1, 2010 – favorite Sauce Magazine columns … about drinking a beer while buying your beans or eating a dozen mini doughnuts while haggling for your …
Foodspotting.com – Soulard Farmer’s Market – Mini Doughnuts – Saint Louis, MO
Madam Charcuterie Part of my quest to complete the Cheap Eats Guide by Sauce Magazine
Riverfront Times – Best Doughnuts 2008
One of St. Louis’ greatest charms is its wealth of doughnut shops. Choosing the best among them requires serious time, travel and consideration.