Scoops Westside Now Open

I don’t quite remember when I first heard Scoops was opening a Westside location. Perhaps it was during the Summer Tasting of the LA Street Food Fest. Food blogger Matt “Mattatouille” Kang was doling out samples then. I followed the opening with interest though I couldn’t get to the grand opening as I was hosting the last Sexy Singles Soiree (get your tickets for the next one here!) but I said I’d check it out soon.

Matt Kang scooping ice cream

Soon meant this past Monday since I had the day off and Carina was in town. After lunch at Street, we rushed over in typical bad LA traffic to sample some flavors.

The shop currently rotates through 7 flavors daily. There’s talk of expansion but it sounds like Matt’s enthusiastic about the well-curated flavors.

chai and pistachio poppy seed

I sampled the red Hawaiian salt olive oil and loved it but decided to get the chai and pistachio poppy seed. Generally I like fruity, nutty, coffee-caramel-y flavors. And yes, sometimes all at once. I should have stuck to a scoop of the olive oil. While I liked the chai, I felt it wasn’t quite creamy enough. The pistachio though was a winner, even if I feared seeds stuck all over my teeth.

My two scoops were $3.50. I think I was in a bit of a shock. This ice cream is so affordable! I didn’t have time to stay and chat with folks (there was an unofficial mini-food blogger convention going on– which occurs almost daily) but next time I might even get some Intelligentsia coffee.

Scoops Westside – follow them on twitter to see what the flavors are!

3400 Overland Ave.,  Los Angeles, CA 90034 – (323) 405-7055

Open Monday – Saturday, 12 Noon to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays.