I’ve tried going to the Larchmont location on 3 occasions after dinner in the area but the lines have been really long even at 10pm. Finally got to try the Venice location last week.
Had the roasted strawberry with toasted white chocolate and stumptown coffee with compartes love nuts. Both flavors were just incredible. You could taste each of the components and the strawberry/coffee flavors really shined through. Huge bursts of strawberry with the right amount of white chocolate. The coffee was the most balanced real coffee flavored ice cream ever. Great chunks of the chocolate to complement and not overwhelm the coffee. My personal go to coffee ice cream is Haggen Daaz for reference. Rich, smooth and creamy texture - just the way ice cream was meant to be. The ice cream was truly outstanding and I try to plan my trips to LA around getting more Salt & Straw ice cream.
The two scoops were almost $8. Not a cheap double scoop but man now I know why the lines are out the door. I would definitely put S&S ahead of McConnells, Scoops and Sweet Rose.
No matter what time of day or weather if I’m within a 15 minute drive of Sweet Rose on Pico I get a swirl of whatever flavors they have that day. The waffle cone is great too. Thank God I live in the OC.
What flavors did you get? I tried 2 and ended up getting 2 different ones and none of them were overly sweet.
I pick Jeni’s over the other two. Last time I was at Carmela, the texture of their ice cream was icy. As far as S&S, it all depends what flavors they are offering. I really enjoyed their strawberry avocado the first time I had but the second time it tasted a little more sweet to me.
I think the distance between all of the stores would actually work well in a ice cream crawl. Give your body a few extra minutes to ward off the sugar rush. Working west to east
S&S - Venice
Sweet Rose - Santa Monica
Carmela - West Hollywood
Jeni’s - Los Feliz
Scoops - Ktown
McConnells - DTLA
Bulgarini - Altadena
Unrelated but maybe we’ll have Humphrey Slocombe down in SoCal soon?
I’ve never been to the LA location, the line is too long and as mentioned I think it’s too sweet.
The flavors I’ve had in the OG Portland location include the salted caramel, strawberry with white chocolate, chocolate brownie, vanilla, Apple pie and donut and an ice cream that escapes my mind but had olive oil in it.
Every time I eat their ice cream I get really thirsty afterwards and have to chug a bottle of water to wash down the sugary after taste. Combine that with the line at the larchmont location and there’s no reason for me to ever go.