Inside Scoop

Abbot Kinney sweet spot Salt & Straw churns out an eclectic selection of gourmet ice cream

Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos courtesy of Salt & Straw

Iconic scoop shop Salt & Straw is elevating the Westside’s ice cream scene with its newest outpost on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, putting a gourmet twist on an American classic with its artisanal approach to churning out the most creative scoops in town.

Passing by the shop, one immediately notices the signature awning— an homage to its humble beginnings as a red-and-white striped ice cream cart. Inside, the shop is a brilliant reflection of Venice’s flourishing art scene with works from local artists, custom wood paneling, terrazzo tiles and handcrafted bar stools.

Each scoop of ice cream at Salt & Straw is its own work of art, as head ice cream maker and creative director, Tyler Malek, expertly curates each flavor to reflect the area’s food scene, its artisans and seasonal produce.

Flavors include staples like Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache along with LA-specific creations such as Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts crafted with hand-dipped chocolate pecans from local chocolatier Jonathan Grahm; and Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese, highlighting oil-cured olives from Olivos del Mar farms and Cypress Grove Creamery goat cheese.

If craving something sweet, Salt & Straw’s gourmet ice cream is sure to satisfy.

Salt & Straw
1357 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291
310.310.8429 |

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