Most LA ice cream is over-rated… and WAY overpriced in my experience. Salt & Straw is a joke, Sweet Rose is okay, Beachy Cream in SaMo also just okay, Mashti Malone's has pretty interesting flavors and decent texture but again pretty pricey for the product. I get the feeling most of the shops around here are like Mast Bros. chocolate … sell a mediocre product at a luxury price to uninformed/careless consumers. McConnell's has to be the biggest joke in this department at over $8 or so a pint it's complete garbage.
Jeni's is good too for flavors but the texture is a bit off … and I've been to the main shop in Columbus, OH many times. I would recommend buying Graeter's (Cincy, OH) from Ralph's and calling it a day…. just make sure it's frozen rock solid when you get it.
Honestly, I had Kroger/Ralph's brand pistachio and honey the other day for $2 a pint and you'd be hard pressed to tell if Haagen Dazs or something else is much better (again for the price).
The two I've been wondering about are Quenelle and Neveux Artisan … anyone tried either of these? Lastly, having attended UCLA do not even mention Diddy Riese … ugh.
Originally Posted by 1969
Where's a good soft serve ice cream place in LA? I'm tired of premium ice cream and just want magic shell with sprinkles kind of stuff.
I think Carvel does soft serve. That's another local joint I haven't tried as it looks kinda so-so, but having never been there I don't know for sure. There's one at SaMo Blvd and Sepulveda.