Salt & Straw is home to the best ice cream in LA and has the lines out the door to prove it. It moves pretty quickly though, even with your friend asking to sample every flavor before she makes a decision. The specials board can get a bit weird (edible bugs for Halloween, buttered mashed potato for Thanksgiving), but is always worth investigating. Even if you do end up always going back to the salted, malted, chocolate chip cookie dough.
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Pops Artisanal Creamery
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Go Get Em Tiger
Go Get Em Tiger is exactly what the rest of the world hates about Los Angeles. And while that pretty clearly may seem like an insult, I’m not sure it actually is.
In a city with plenty of great pasta spots, Antico, located between Koreatown and Larchmont, is another worthy spot.
Milk Jar Cookies
Milk Jar Cookies is an underrated cookie shop on Wilshire and your ideal spot when you just need to treat yourself.
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