There is a new ice cream place in town and you better take note. Salt & Straw has landed on Larchmont and is the cutest ice cream shoppe in town.
You all know my love for sweets and especially this chilly treat runs deep. I went for dessert this week and when we pulled up, the line was quite intimidating wraping around the block. I almost bailed, but am so glad I didn’t. The store offers homemade waffle cones to house your scoops of dense ice cream, floats, sundaes, and pints to take home. You begin by reading the flavors on the chalkboard, some are classic daily offerings, while others are seasonal treats. The friendly staff lets you sample as many flavors as you would like to ensure your happiness with your final selection. The sample spoons are tiny metal spoons, so great for the environment and give a little classic spin to the place.
The top notch ingredients are locally sourced and you really can taste the quality. They even offer some non dairy flavors so everyone can find something suitable on the menu. I chose a waffle cone filled with the Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, which has chocolate ribbons swirled into it and egg less chocolate chip cookie dough chunks. The close second for me was the dairy free Toasted Coconut with Candied Macadamia Nuts. My mom would flip for that flavor.
The place is small but inviting and I definitely think it was worth the wait. The only thing I wish is that I would have gotten a pint to go!
Stop by the store on 240 N Larchmont Blvd in LA. They are open 10am-11pm.