Vincent Van Doughnut Is Coming to the Grove

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Vincent Van Doughnuts' goodies have a distinct square shape — and deliciously light, flaky texture. - PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • Vincent Van Doughnuts' goodies have a distinct square shape — and deliciously light, flaky texture.

Some of the metro area's best doughnuts are coming to the city's most up-and-coming neighborhood.

Vincent Van Doughnut, the food truck that grew into a thriving brick-and-mortar gourmet doughnut shop in Clayton, announced today that it will be opening a shop at Tower Grove and Manchester in St. Louis' Grove neighborhood. 


Owner and founder Vincent Brian Marsden said he hopes to have the shop at 1072 Tower Grove Avenue open by October.

“I found a great location for our second store in a vibrant, eclectic, growing area — the Grove — with neighbors such as Urban Chestnut Brewing, Atomic Cowboy and Attitudes,” said Marsden in a prepared statement. “I know a bunch of the business owners there and several of them have already called me to extend an enthusiastic welcome... I’m excited to be expanding into this great location.”

The new location will also be next to Sauce on the Side, another homegrown business that's been on a growth tear. Vincent Van Doughnut first launched its food truck in 2012 and only opened its Clayton shop, at 40 N. Central, last March.

For this new location, Marsden promises "some new twists."

“I’m looking at an interesting concept which has been tried successfully outside Missouri," Marsden noted. "It’s a bit too soon to go into details as we’re still early in the planning stage, but with the thriving nightlife in the Grove, we will definitely have expanded evening hours."

We'll eat to that!
Chef-owner Vincent Marsden, with Will Saulsbery. - PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • Chef-owner Vincent Marsden, with Will Saulsbery.
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