Scoop Local

Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Maker of Salt & Straw, Shares the Backstory Behind the Company's Unique Flavor Creation Process

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Like many great chefs hailing the virtues of farm-to-table cuisine, Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Maker at Portland-based ice cream company Salt & Straw, constrains his flavor palette to utilize artisanal ingredients local to each of its 15 locations—so much so that you’ll never see more than three of the same flavors from one shop […]


You Scream, I Scream

Oregon Ice Cream Staple Salt & Straw Churns Its Way into Southern California

Written by: Becky Tsadik

When artisan ice cream brand Salt & Straw landed in Southern California, the company had already made national headlines for its quirky flavors and long lines due to an unlimited(!) samples policy. Two years and three Los Angeles-area locations later, the Portland export has declared its cool-kid position with the ultimate status opening: a fourth […]


Nice, Ice, Baby

Talking Creative Ice Cream Flavors with CoolHaus Co-Founder Natasha Case

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Foie gras PB&J, Peking duck, pastrami, Cuban cigar, salad, whiskey Lucky Charms, potato latke with applesauce and fried chicken and waffles. These are just a handful of CoolHaus’s most out of this world ice cream flavors in their culinary arsenal, aside from the crazy cookies and treats that they bake to accompany them. Say you […]


Scoop Globally with Choctál

A Single-Origin Delight

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

Have you ever traveled the lush rainforests of the equator? Or immersed yourself in the vibrant sea of greens that drench the countries of Ghana, Costa Rica, or the Island of Borneo? Well the truth is, some may never see these tropical havens. But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience these places without leaving the […]