CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) — North County fans of Salt & Straw will soon have another option to grab a scoop closer to home.
The ice cream parlor's second San Diego location is set to open at Carmel Valley's One Paseo development on Friday, March 22, a spokesperson told 10News. The first 100 guests will also get a custom Salt & Straw tote bag at the opening.
Known for its unique flavors that have already attracted fans to its first San Diego stop in Little Italy, Salt & Straw has scooped out a niche as a popular small-batch ice cream shop.
"Designed in collaboration with Andee Hess of Portland-based Osmose Design, the new scoop shop features custom design details that recall a modern-day mercantile, offering a welcoming setting to gather within One Paseo," the company said in a release. "A large exterior hand-painted mural of an ice cream cone incorporates Salt & Straw’s signature striped motif — a nod to the company’s origins as a red-and-white striped ice cream cart."
In San Diego, customers can find custom local flavors such as Peanut Butter Stout with Chocolate Chicharrón featuring Belching Beaver Brewery’s peanut butter milk stout, and James Coffee and Bourbon featuring coffee from local roasters James Coffee Co.
At One Paseo, the shop will debut two new dairy-free flavors: Freckled Mint TCHO-colate Chip and Dandelion Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies & Cream.
As if that wasn't enough for customers to choose from, a special menu of themed flavors will rotate monthly. In March, their “The Flavor Vault” will include Pots of Gold & Rainbows, Wild-Foraged Berry Slab Pie, Smoked Sea Salt & Chocolate Crack, Cupcake Royale’s Salted Caramel Cupcake and Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella.
The One Paseo shop is located at 3705 Caminito Court, Suite 0580, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.