Ice cream purveyor Salt & Straw has opened its fifth location in West Hollywood. The growing company is known for delicious, unique flavors made in small batches using natural cream from local farms. Salt & Straw also has LA-based scoop shops in Larchmont Village, Venice, Studio City and the Arts District.
“It truly feels like we fall more in love with Los Angeles and its unique enclaves with every shop we open here,” says Kim Malek, who founded Salt & Straw in Portland with her cousin, Tyler, in 2011. “We’ve been continually inspired by all the communities like West Hollywood that make this city so vibrant, and are looking forward to becoming a part of the neighborhood fabric.”
The West Hollywood shop offers Salt & Straw flavor staples like Freckled Woodblock Chocolate and Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache; LA-specific flavors like Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet and Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese; and monthly-rotating specials that draw inspiration from holidays and the SoCal food scene.
In addition to the scoops that are available in a cup or handmade waffle cone, guests can also enjoy milkshakes, sundaes, and take-home pints of all flavors.
The 965-square-foot shop, conceptualized by designer Andee Hess of Osmose Design, resembles a modern-day mercantile and gathering place. Design highlights include custom wood paneling, terrazzo tiles, and Salt & Straw's signature awning (an homage to their humble beginning as a red-and-white striped ice cream cart in 2011). Many of the handcrafted products used in the ice cream also factor into the design, with jam, salt, chocolate, and other goodies on display for purchase.
Salt & Straw is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.