About Us

Donut Palace has been a St. Louis institution since 1993. After 2 decades of being a part of the Saturday morning line, Steve and Ann Saladin became the 3rd owners of the Ellisville location in 2018. While a worldwide pandemic and its ensuing aftermath necessitated both changes and innovation, our commitment to quality in product and service remains stronger than ever.

While handcrafted donuts and homemade icings made from the best ingredients in the business are the secret to what makes our donuts the best in town, we place an equal emphasis on creating a customer experience where “the customer is king.”

As a locally owned and operated small business, we are proud to work alongside a small but mighty crew in the back and to be the first job for most of our kids behind the counter.

As lifelong St. Louisans, we are thrilled to be a special part of a special community!




donut maker / production

donut seller / marketing

High School

Parkway Central


Favorite Donut

sugar raised

Donut Superpower

fritter master

chocolate fluff maker

Favorite Thing about Donut Palace?

the line on Sat and Sun AMs
being a part of peoples’ moments,
big and small

Proudest DP Fact

expanding to our 2nd location

donating 8,000+ donuts to hospital workers during the pandemic

Outside of DP

soccer/dance/swim dad
swim coach

Fun Fact!

Steve and Ann met working together
as teenagers and have 6 kids!