Born in Portland, the quality ingredients-driven ice cream parlor Salt & Straw brings more than just a rotating list of delicious flavors to scoop. The family-run business focuses on unique flavor combinations and local, seasonal ingredients. The menu is always changing, but expect such mouthwatering options as roasted strawberry coconut sorbet, Stumptown coffee and Compartes Love Nuts chocolate, and birthday cakes and blackberries. The location on Larchmont Boulevard is fun to visit for its proximity to a ton of cool, very L.A. boutiques, coffee shops, and the jaw-dropping mansions of Hancock Park. If the L.A. traffic has you beat, though, you can always stop into one of Salt & Straw's other locations in West Hollywood, the Arts District, Studio City, or Venice Beach.