Mashti Malone Ice Cream
If you’re bitter we chose an import for our #1 spot, you need to relax because it’s just ice cream and then rejoice because it doesn’t get any more LA than Mashti Malone’s. The nearly 40-year-old Middle Eastern shop on La Brea is an institution and serves the kind of ice cream that keeps us up at night. What’s Middle-Eastern ice cream? Think rosewater, saffron, and roasted pistachio-infused heaven. This is aggressively fragrant ice cream (you’ll understand when you try it) that’ll take you by surprise at first, and then you’ll never want another kind of ice cream again.