salt and straw

salt and straw

There are always two sides to every story. One idea is to mix a bit of salt to the rest of your daily meals to keep your palate from getting too seasoned. The other idea is to take a sip of your favorite drink and then stir another flavor into the drink for a refreshing flavorful combination. Like salt and straw, the two ideas have their pros and cons. Which idea would you choose?



In 2016, Salt & Straw developed new flavors from "food waste"—edible by-products of the food production process. New flavors were made with overripe strawberries, spent brewing grains and near-expiration date vegan mayonnaise. Proceeds from the sales of the featured flavors from its Portland stores ($3,000) were donated to Urban Gleaners, a Portland nonprofit. Salt & Straw creates little food waste or scraps, because its products are frozen. When an item is no longer offered on its menu, any leftover ice cream is donated to a nonprofit. (Source:

Known for its curiously delicious flavors – including custom menu favorites exclusive to LA like Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese and Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Salt & Straw also features classics such as Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, James Coffee & Bourbon, and Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate. All flavors are handmade in small batches using organic, sustainable and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients such as cream from Scott Brothers Dairy, a family-owned Southern California farm. (Source: www.oldpasadena.org)


Salt & Straw isn’t your average ice creamery. From their commitment to collaboration and exploration of unique flavors to their mission of using ice cream as a platform to inspire and connect others, Salt & Straw takes their ice cream seriously. Through working with local makers, farmers and chefs, they create incredible, unique one-of-a-kind flavors for their constantly-changing menu. On average they scoop least 36 flavors across their neighborhood shops.

"This year we made new ice cream flavors that balance each other in ways that only Dwayne Johnson's naughty-and-nice persona can do in this world,” said Tyler Malek, Co-Founder + Head Ice Cream Maker of Salt & Straw. “Under Dwanta's watchful eye, we enlisted hefty splashes of Teremana tequila in a few key spots, kept adding obscene amounts of peanut butter until we got a thumbs up, and slowly went a little nutty. We have three ice creams made by the joyful elves in Dwanta's Work(out) Shop, that truly embody his if I can imagine it, then I can make it philosophy.” (Source: www.forbes.com)



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