#1: Salt & Straw
Thank you, Portland. No, not for your unironic use of year-round wool beanies, but for gifting us with the best ice cream in all of LA. This might even be the best ice cream of all time. You’d probably assume a place with flavors like avocado sherbet and black olive brittle with goat cheese wouldn’t be for everyone, but you’d be wrong. Because Salt & Straw puts stuff you should never put in ice cream and makes it better than any ice cream you’ve ever had before. Now, with locations from the Arts District to Venice, you’re never too far away from its glory.