Salt & Straw
1670 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Photo by Leela Cyd Ross/Salt & Straw
Salt & StrawLittle Italy, once the center of San Diego’s tuna-fishing industry, is now the city’s prime culinary corridor. On India Street, among traditional Italian spots and fine-dining restaurants, this creative ice cream shop draws a steady stream of patrons. The head ice-cream maker Tyler Malek is a genius with unique flavor combinations such as bone marrow with smoked cherries and vegan peach and vanilla crumble. Salt & Straw has locations throughout the West Coast and each one showcases a special ice cream flavor using a local artisanal product. The San Diego shop’s Peanut Butter Stout with chocolate chicharrón, made using Belching Beaver’s Peanut Butter Milk Stout, is a must-order for its sweet and savory notes. The shop offers limited seating, so it’s best to take your cone or cup to go. Stroll down to the Waterfront or windowshop the boutiques on India and Kettner streets.