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Salt & Straw's Wild Ice Cream Flavors Head To Venice And The Arts District

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Salt & Straw is expanding, opening up two new locations for fans of the Portland-based ice cream shop's fun flavors. Currently, Salt & Straw's only L.A. location is the one in Larchmont Village which, if you've ever popped by on a summer evening, you'll find packed. There's even a roped off waiting area outside to control the line that forms on the sidewalk outside the small shop. Luckily for Salt & Straw's fans, they have two new locations opening this year: one in the Arts District and one on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

The Abbot Kinney shop will open this fall, Eater LA reports. This is the smaller of the two at 1,035 square feet. The Arts District location is in a bigger space at 2,300 square feet and while it's not open yet, they'll have a truck outside serving delicious scoops starting on August 14 from noon to 10 p.m. daily.

Each month, Salt & Straw usually has a new set of interesting flavors. This month in L.A., they've got an August vegetable series that includes tomato water and Ojai olive oil sherbet; green fennel and maple; the 'one thousand herbets sherbet'; Garam masala and cinnamon cauliflower; and carrot watermelon sorbet. If you're more of an ice cream traditionalist, they've always got their more standard L.A. flavors, too. (I like the Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts or the Salted, Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough myself.)