L.A. no longer needs to envy Portland, the hipster-foodie capital of the West Coast: we now have Stumptown, Blue Star Donuts, and Salt & Straw. However when they moved to California, Salt & Straw came with the 20-minute regulatory line in front of every scoop shop. Tyler and Kim are firm believers in the  “farm-to-cone” philosophy, using the same Oregon cream for a rainbow of flavors: black olives and goat cheese, sea-salt caramel, matcha matcha-man (which we love both for the taste and the name), undercooked brownie, and Grandma Malek’s almond brittle… Some perfumes are limited-edition only, so fans will beg Salt & Straw community managers not to discontinue their favorite scoop flavor. Venice, Downtown, WeHo, Larchmont… whichever the neighborhood, the story’s the same: a long line, a sampling of different flavors, a cone or a cup… it’s no scoop that Salt & Straw leaves more wanting more. Yes, more scoops!


Address: 240 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 11AM-11PM

Menu: saltandstraw.com

Reservations: No reservations


Style: Ice cream

Price: $3.75 per scoop

Neighborhood: Larchmont

Best for: Snack


Other locations:

Venice: 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

Studio City: 12180 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Downtown: 829 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

West Hollywood: 8949 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069