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The Scoop: Peddler's Creamery Opening on Main St. Downtown

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Edward Beldon uses man power to churn ice cream on the back of his modified cruiser tricycle (Photo credit: Krista Simmons)
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The bike-powered creamery that has melted our hearts at the Hammer Bike Night and New. Artisanal. Now. finally has a permanent place to park. Peddler's Creamery signed their lease at 458 S. Main Street in Downtown L.A. this week, and owner Edward Belden hopes to have the shop up and running by the next installation of Ciclavia, which will take place on October 7.

The ice cream parlor will offer a variety of dairy and non-dairy ice creams, including chocolate chili, salted caramel, Thai iced tea, chocolate banana -- all made from organic and locally-sourced ingredients where possible. They'll also serve sorbets featuring local farmers market produce, like the piquant but refreshing kumquat with flecks of zest or the sweet and herbaceous strawberry basil sorbets.

Belden is looking forward to becoming part of the blossoming Downtown L.A. community on Main Street, where other restaurants like Baco Mercat, Nickel Diner, Big Man Bakes, and Blossom have seen heaps of success. "I love the historic character of the neighborhood and the assortment of unique restaurants," says Belden of his location.

The bespoke business will be run as a B Corporation, a new classification that bridges the gap between nonprofit and for profit businesses. He will be donating 5% of all profit to various nonprofits, as well as donating to some of the producers who support his business, like the fair trade Dominican Republic farmers that he sources chocolate from. Isn't that sweet?