You’re probably familiar with this scene: you step into your favorite bakery, letting the aroma of freshly-made pastries waft around you. Ahead of you are gleaming glass cases filled with a variety of delicious donuts and treats. You do everything in your power to look around the crowd of hungry customers ahead of you to see if your favorite kind of donut is in stock (and you’re filled with elation when you find that yours is indeed there!). As you pay, your mouth waters with the anticipation of enjoying your beloved pastries, and you can barely keep yourself from ripping into the bag and devouring your treats before you even get back to your car.
We know that December is a whirlwind of a month. If you’re not busy buying and wrapping the perfect presents for your loved ones, you’re making plans to attend (and bring food to) all of the get-togethers on your list. That’s why McArthur’s is taking a few extra steps to help make your holidays a little brighter and less stressful!
Here are 3 ways you can make your life easier this holiday season with the help of McArthurs!
The big day has finally arrived, you’ve said your vows, and you’re ready to get this party started with all of your closest friends and family. And then it happens. You’re out on the dance floor spending some quality time dancing with your spouse, cutting a rug with your pals, or chatting up that cousin you only get to see once every few years when the announcement comes in: “It’s time for the wedding couple to cut the cake!”
Ready or not, Thanksgiving is just a handful of days away! While you may be scrambling to get the turkey, side dishes, and all your favorite Thanksgiving Day fixings ready, you might be forgetting one big part of your feast: the desserts.
We love St. Louis, and when we say we love St. Louis, we mean it. Aside from creating delicious pastries, breads, and savory foods every day, we make it our mission to reach out to those in need and contribute in whatever way we can. Of course, we do it the way we know best – by making and providing mouthwatering food for everyone to enjoy!
Halloween is almost here – are you ready to have a frighteningly fun time with your family and friends? If you want to throw a great party but aren’t sure where to start, don’t fear – we’ve got you covered! Here are 9 tips to help your Halloween party be a hit this year!
Pumpkins and gourds galore, the crunch of fallen leaves beneath our feet, and the chilly winds that blow around us – these are the endearing elements that fall brings to us each year. But what good would fall be without enjoying some of the season’s tastiest pastries?
Here are 5 fall sweets, treats, and desserts you need to put on your list to savor this fall!
We all come across fun and unique food-related holidays to celebrate our favorite eats throughout the year. Just this month, we’ve experienced National Cherry Popover Day, National Macadamia Nut Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Cream-Filled Donut Day, and many more.
Ahh, the donut. Who doesn’t love this delicious, doughy delight of a pastry? Iced, sprinkled, cream- or jelly-filled, glazed, or simple and plain, we love donuts of all shapes, sizes, and flavors! But where did this quintessentially American dessert come from? The history of your favorite breakfast pastry is a bit more convoluted than you might think!
Cuban sandwich fans, rejoice and mark your calendars – National Cuban Sandwich Day is Wednesday, August 23! This delicious variation of a ham and cheese sandwich originated in cafes in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida. Traditionally made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, pickles, and salami all on lightly-buttered Cuban bread, the Cuban sandwich is usually pressed and is enjoyed throughout the world.
Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable, whether you’re planning on doing a choreographed dance with your bridesmaids or you’re saying, “I do” in a meaningful location. Of course, everyone will remember the dessert – after all, who doesn’t love dessert at a wedding reception?!
What will you be doing on Sunday, July 30? We hope that you’ll be celebrating one of the sweetest dessert holidays – National Cheesecake Day! What better way to do that (aside from savoring some delicious cheesecake) than to learn about some little-known facts about this creamy, luxurious dessert?
Tired of making that boring, uninspired, generic cup of coffee at work or home every morning? Are your taste buds often left feeling in desperate need of something rich and unique? Then we’ve got the answer to all of your problems!
What is it about this tasty, miniature cake that we all love? Is it the fluffy, moist texture of our favorite cake flavor, or is it that sweet frosting that seals the deal? Either way, we love cupcakes, and we sure are glad they exist!
We’re excited to welcome Michelle Weber, our newest pastry chef, to the McArthur’s team! Michelle is working with us now at each of our locations, creating delicious desserts for you to enjoy.
Ahh, pie. It’s one of America’s most beloved desserts, and everyone’s got a favorite. Pies come in all shapes and sizes, colors, flavors, and textures. Much like the people who love them, pies are unique and distinct in their own ways.Read More
Graduation season is finally upon us! Whether your child is about to graduate from high school or college, this is a special time to celebrate all of their achievements. What better way to do that than with a party they’ll remember forever?!
Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! The warmer temperatures and sunny days that have graced us here in St. Louis make it absolutely perfect for enjoying a meal outdoors with our friends and family. What better time to do that than on Sunday, April 23 – National Picnic Day?!
Easter is just around the corner! Do you know what your plans are yet? Maybe you’re meeting up with some friends for a scrumptious brunch. Perhaps you’re inviting your family over for a wholesome Easter dinner. Or maybe you just want to have your friends over to enjoy a smorgasbord of Easter-themed desserts.
What’s better than starting your day with a rich cup of your favorite coffee? Not much! In fact, we dare say that the only thing better is enjoying a perfectly-brewed cup of Joe made here in St. Louis. That’s why McArthur’s is proud to source our coffee from Park Avenue Coffee!
St. Patrick’s Day is only a few weeks away, but there’s still plenty of time to help you organize a fun-filled party for you and your friends and family! Whether you want to celebrate your Irish heritage or just want to have a good time with your friends, St. Patrick’s Day is always the perfect time to get together and celebrate the Irish spirit.
What do you think about when you hear the words “Mardi Gras”? Maybe you have visions of green, gold, and purple flash through your mind or picture a brazen parade full of people joyfully tossing beads to onlookers. Perhaps you conjure images of delicious desserts like King’s cake, which you can indulge in all day long. Whatever comes to mind, you know that Mardi Gras is a day that’s focused on having a good time before Ash Wednesday and Lent begin.
There are several ways that you can thank your wedding guests for coming to your big day. One of the best ways is by presenting them with a thoughtful wedding favor. The trouble is often it can be quite hard to figure out exactly what you want to give them. Should it be food-based? Maybe something they can use around the house? Or should it be something more on the sentimental side?
How are those New Year’s resolutions going? If you’ve aimed to eat healthier foods and live a fit lifestyle, you’re probably working on eating more salads. If you’re trying to include salads in your daily diet, you might be starting to get sick of them. If this sounds like you, then we have the perfect solution for you! Give boring salads the boot by chowing down at McArthur’s!
Happy New Year! We hope that you’ve had a fantastic holiday season full of laughter and fun. Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to get serious – serious about your New Year’s resolutions, that is! Is your goal to lose weight or get fit? Are you aiming to becoming more mindful of your food choices this year? If so, McArthur’s has you totally covered. We have several new healthy menu items to help you reach your goals this year!
Ever wanted to be rewarded for your loyalty at your favorite restaurants? Now you can at McArthur’s! When you join McArthur’s Rewards program, you will earn rewards for shopping at any McArthur’s location. The rewards that you earn can be put toward future purchases, making spending with us sweeter than ever!
Guess what? Your favorite local café has just added some all-new items to the menu! We have lots of new food and beverage items for you to enjoy. Whether you’re on your way to work, need something to warm you up on those cold winter days, or want to enjoy a delicious meal with a friend, there’s something for everyone at McArthur’s.
When it comes to wedding planning, there are a couple of big priorities you need to take care of – the venue, the dress, and, of course, the cake. If you find yourself stressing out about what kind of cake you’ll want or if you don’t know where to start, look no further! McArthur’s Bakery Café has the ultimate wedding cake guide to make creating your perfect cake a cinch. Read on for our tips below!
Do you have any plans for the upcoming holiday season? Are you tired of always having to make countless pies and sweets for your family and friends? Does the thought of buying mediocre store-bought holiday treats fill you with dread? If so, we have the perfect solution – preorder all of your holiday goodies here at McArthur’s Bakery Café!
Do you have a big business meeting coming up soon? Will you be hosting an open house event or another special corporate event? While you might be busy planning the event itself, you should pay close attention to the part that everyone is especially interested in – the food!
As the weather chills and the heat of summer fades away, we welcome the fall season with open arms and gear up for long nights full of apple cider, bonfires, S’mores, and hot chocolate. With the change in season also come new trends for fall weddings, and we’re loving what we’re seeing! Here are 6 amazing trends that are making waves for fall weddings this year:
Have you heard the exciting news? McArthur’s Bakery Café’s gooey butter cake has just been named as one of the richest original desserts by CNN! We are so excited and honored to have one of our desserts be recognized, especially when it’s one of St. Louis’s most iconic and delicious desserts!
It’s September, and you know what that means – yes, fall is on its way in just a few short weeks! This year, fall will arrive on Thursday, September 22, and from there, we will begin experiencing shorter daylight hours until we hit the Winter Solstice in December.
Congratulations! You’ve just gotten engaged! We have no doubts that you are beyond excited and are looking forward to your special day. Along with your wedding day, you should be able to enjoy yourself by celebrating with your family and friends in many other parties as well! And of course, a good party isn’t anything without good food – but where do you start? We’ve taken all of the tough work out of it for you! Here are some ideas of food you can serve at your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and your wedding reception!
One of the greatest pleasures in life is sitting down and taking time to truly savor a delicious meal or a scrumptious snack. Some of the greatest memories we can build involve sharing a hearty meal with a good friend, celebrating a family member’s birthday or success with a sweet treat, or enjoying a piece of wedding cake at a close friend’s wedding reception. Unfortunately, we live in a society in which food can be seen as “good” or “bad.” We may shame ourselves (or others) if we were to allow ourselves to indulge in a piece of birthday cake or a donut for an event at work. We may ultimately see some of our favorite foods as “bad” and only feel worth if we only eat “good,” clean foods.
Your wedding cake should not only look beautiful, but it should also taste great! While you can definitely opt for low-key flavors like vanilla or chocolate wedding cake, why not get a little creative with your reception’s centerpiece?
Besides the tear-jerking vows, the gorgeous dress, and, of course, the happy newly-wed couple, our favorite thing about weddings is no doubt the sumptuous, decadent wedding cake! We’re not alone either – just about everyone looks forward to enjoying a piece of wedding cake at the reception, including your guests. The only trouble is finding the right size of cake that will both serve each guest and satisfy your tastes (and your wallet!).
The tradition of the groom’s cake can be traced back to the Victorian era in England. In those times, it was customary to have not only the main wedding cake, but also a groom’s cake and a smaller bride’s cake. The two smaller cakes were sliced and served to the groomsmen and bridesmaids at the end of the wedding.
You’ve got the dress, secured the venue, and have a sizeable guest list that you’re working on for your wedding. Have you decided on a cake yet?
If you’re not feeling any of the traditional wedding cakes and want to really wow your guests or enjoy a cake to remember for years to come, why not try something a bit out-of-the-box? Check out these 8 crazy wedding cake ideas to find the perfect wedding cake for your special day!
If you’re planning your wedding this year, you know that one of the biggest parts to figure out is the dessert, which is typically the traditional wedding cake. While countless brides are dreaming up their ideal wedding cake for their weddings, there are several others who are taking their tasty desserts in a totally different (and still delicious) direction.
If you’re not a big fan of wedding cake (or simply can’t choose the flavor to feature) or if you want to do something unique and memorable for your wedding, look no further! Here are 8 yummy alternatives that you can serve at your wedding reception:
Whether you’re looking for a fresh breakfast to help you kick-start your day or a lunch like no other, McArthur’s Bakery Café definitely has what you’re looking for. Check out our many menu items below!
Are you a blushing bride-to-be? Congratulations! We know that you are looking forward to your big day, but we also know how stressful wedding planning can be. That’s why we make it a point to go above and beyond all of the other bakeries out there to provide you with excellent service and delicious cakes to sample when you come in for a consultation.
It’s that time of year when it’s finished raining and we’re supposed to have a caboodle of flowers everywhere. This is also a trendy time of year when many soon-to-be brides become forever united with their spouses. After the happy couple’s vows have been promised, they undergo their first task as a couple – cutting the wedding cake.
What’s that smell? It must be the delicious aroma of an historic bakery café opening a brand-new location in the Delmar Loop! McArthur’s has roots in St. Louis dating back to 1956, and we plan to expand our 60 years of experience to the Loop this month! Think traditional home-style bakery meets a fresh and modern café.