Salt & Straw To Open WeHo Outpost This Friday


Portland-based ice cream purveyor Salt & Straw is set to open their West Hollywood scoop shop this Friday. This will be the fifth L.A. outpost for the artisanal ice creamery, which has been slowly taking over the city since they opened their first L.A. location on Larchmont in 2014. They also have locations in Venice, Studio City and the Arts District.

“We’ve been continually inspired by all the communities like West Hollywood that make this city so vibrant, and are looking forward to becoming a part of the neighborhood fabric," Kim Malek, who founded Salt & Straw in Portland with her cousin, Tyler, in 2011, said in a statement.

The 965-square-foot West Hollywood location was designed by Andee Hess of Osmose Design. Like the other L.A. locales, the new West Hollywood shop will offer staple Salt & Straw flavors like freckled woodblock chocolate, along with L.A.-specific flavors, like avocado and strawberry sherbet.

As an introduction to their new neighborhood, Salt & Straw will be hosting pre-opening fundraisers this week for The Trevor Project with their ice cream truck and pop-up station. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the truck will be at 8921 Santa Monica Boulevard (just down the street from the new store) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. offering $1 scoops. They will also be hosting a pop-up ice cream station at the West Hollywood Guisados on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full and partial proceeds, respectively, will go toward crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ young people ages 13 to 24.

Salt & Straw's newest outpost will be located at 8949 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Once they open on Friday, they'll be scooping daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.