I wanted to start a new series where each post, I’ll focus on a specific type of cuisine or food and share my favorite spots in LA (or somewhere else) with you all! I’ve eaten and tried out so many places, so I’ll not only continue my Foodie Friday posts on where I’ve been recently, but I’ll also occasionally do a Foodie Finds post! So here’s my first one and I hope you like it!
Ice cream. Is there a better combination of words? I can pretty much say that I’d be able to eat ice cream every single day and not mind whatsoever. Check out my favorite spots below!
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Los Feliz
(Also in Columbus, Cleveland, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Charleston, and St. Louis)
I just tried Jeni’s recently after hearing my coworkers tell me how amazing it is and needless to say, I was not disappointed whatsoever! They have such fun and delicious flavors with combinations of ingredients that you wouldn’t have thought tasted so good together! I love that when you walk past the building you already smell the freshly made waffle cones. That’s always a great sign!
Salt & Straw in Larchmont Village (Los Angeles) and Portland
I’m so glad they have a multiple locations here in LA now! They have such lovely and ‘flavor’-ful flavors! See what I did just there? 😛 I really enjoy how friendly the staff is there and how helpful they are with helping you choose what flavor you want. The ice cream is super creamy and offers such great seasonal flavors!
Afters Ice Cream in Pasadena
(also in Irvine, Fountain Valley, Rowland Heights, Chino Hills, Long Beach and Tustin)
This is the crazy place that has the buns filled with colorful ice cream and toppings, AND you’ve gotta try it! Their milky buns are like donuts that are filled with whatever flavor ice cream you want and one topping. I fell in love with their jasmine milk tea ice cream and their milk + cereal flavor. The buns can be a lot for me so if I’m trying to cut back on the calories, I’ll just get a cup and it’ll still satisfy my craving. Well, doesn’t save me tons of calories but it’s worth the effort right? The Pasadena location is a vintage gas station and it makes a super cute backdrop for your Instagram pictures!