Made in St. Louis: The Local Mementos We Love

Where to Find That Super-Special St. Louis Souvenir

From tea to tables, a wide range of goods are made by enterprising St. Louisans, like the line of spirits crafted at StilL 630, a small-batch distillery just south of downtown, including its delicious Rally Point Rye Whiskey, available at the distillery. Take a tour and buy a pint or two. 

The Calypso Table in white oak is just one of an expanding line of tables, chairs, benches, stools, cabinets, desks, cutting boards and pizza peels designed by Martin Goebel and made in St. Louis by his team of craftsmen at Goebel & Company Furniture. Check out the superbly crafted pieces at the Maplewood showroom.

Calypso Table in white oak from Goebel & Company Furniture

Volpi Foods, the only Midwestern specialty foods company that makes all its own roundly acclaimed dry-cured meats from family recipes, makes them available to the public through a number of retail outlets, including its charming little store on The Hill. Look for prosciutto (shown here), pancetta, chorizo, coppa, salsiccia, felino, pepperoni, sopressa and much more.

Volpi prosciutto

Big Heart Tea Company, a woman-powered small business headquartered in St. Louis, creates each blend of herbal tea and “sunshine dust”—Chai, Fake Coffee, Cup of Sunshine, Cup of Love, Edith Grey, Calm Yo’ Tummy and more— with optimal balance and well-being in mind. Find them at Urban Matter, representing small manufacturers and craftspeople from St. Louis and beyond.

Big Heart Teas

Hard to find a more useful souvenir than Sprouted Designs' flour sack towels featuring line drawings of St. Louis architecture. You can find them at a number of retail outlets, including Union Studio, where everything is made in St. Louis.

Sprouted Designs flour sack towel

Assembled in St. Louis from parts made both here and elsewhere, Jord watches come in a variety of exotic hardwoods like acacia, bamboo, ebony, koa, rosewood, sandalwood, zebrawood and more, and are packaged in beatifully crafted boxes. Find them at Urban Matter.

Jord watch

Indian-born Sumi Shah makes beautifully decorated serving platters, bowls, sushi sets and more that are oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Find them at Union Studio.

Sumi Shah Ceramics


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