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Carmela Ice Cream Opening Store, Launching Truck

A cup of Carmela from the Culver City Farmers' Market (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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There will soon be two new ways to get yourself a scoop or two of the delicious artisanal ice cream made by Carmela. The small local company is poised to open a storefront in Pasadena, and are launching a cool retro ice cream truck.Setting up shop in northeastern Pasadena, the Carmela Ice Cream Artisanal Creamery will not only make and sell their ice cream on site, but also bring in other treats to eat and drink from other local small businesses, like Valerie Confections and Sugarbird Teas & Sweets. On the savory side, Carmela's co-founder Jessica Mortarotti says they are talking to Heirloom LA to craft a lunch menu for the Creamery.

But if you can't make it up to Pasadena, you might soon spot the newly-acquired vintage 1975 ice cream truck Carmela is taking to the streets, which will be showing up at different spots around town, including farmers' markets and other events.