Stretching across the state from Machens to Clinton, Missouri's Katy Trail is 237 of mostly flat miles perfect for running, hiking and biking. But all that activity is bound to make a person hungry...and thirsty. Luckily, the Katy Trail is bordered by great spots to fuel up and hydrate (we're not just talking about water).
Begin or end your adventure at The Bike Stop Cafe and Outpost in St. Charles, near the eastern trailhead. Grab a delicious and healthy breakfast or lunch - including vegetarian options, cup of coffee, or glass of wine. You can purchase or rent a bike or have a repair done here.
In Defiance, stop off for pizza and a beer at the Good New Brewing Company. For an interesting twist on the traditional pie, try the jambalaya or Cajun shrimp pizza.
Enjoy a cappuccino, espresso or latte at Kate's Coffee House in the heart of Missouri wine country in Augusta. The shop is located in a beautifully restored home built in 1905 on the grounds of the Oaks Crossing Conference and Banquet Center.
Sip a glass of wine and enjoy the blufftop view at the Bistro at LBV at Les Bugois Winery in Rocheport. Lunch and dinner offerings include house-smoked meats, fresh seafood and hearty pastas
Meriwether Cafe and Bike Shop sits just steps off the trail in Rocheport. The cafe offers made-from-scratch meals, including buttermilk pancakes, hash and eggs, and homemade granola for breakfast. You'll find gourmet burgers, smoked pork and several vegetarian dishes on the lunch and dinner menu. The bike shop rents bikes for riders of all ages - including tandem bikes and trailers.
The Fred Restaurant and Lounge in Boonville's historic Hotel Frederick touts craft cocktails and a casual dining experience in a one of a kind atmosphere. Try the Cajun Dawg - a grilled andouille sausage topped with grilled onions and peppers, the chicken cordon bleu sandwich, or seafood ravioli.