Don’t be a killjoy: at Mashti Malone, you don’t want to order a vanilla and chocolate ice cream. It would be a shame to miss out on perfumes such as saffron, ginger, cucumber, lavender (organic and imported from France)… And the holy trinity: rose water, orange blossom and pistachio. Practice your farsi by tasting faloodeh (rose water sorbet with rice noodles) or a mashti (a scoop of rose and saffron ice cream dipped in fresh pistachios and sandwiched between two waffles). While forty years ago Mashti Shirvani was struggling to sell his Iranian sorbets in Los Angeles, he now sells a thousand gallons a day — you can’t avoid this institution.
Where? 1525 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
When? Monday-Sunday 11AM-11.30PM
How? No reservations
Style: Ice cream
Price: Two scoops $6
Best for: Snack