Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
When you combine sugar, spice, and everything all natural, you get Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Although the company got its start in Ohio, Jeni’s Los Feliz outpost keeps up with the hype, serving creamy, luscious flavors like brown butter almond brittle and wildberry lavender. It’s worth the wait, but with over twenty different flavors available for sampling, the line can get quite long. When you've had your fill, take a hike up the nearby Griffith Observatory to walk off the calories.
Founded by Jeni Britton Bauer in 2002, Jeni’s is less about crazy, out-of-the-box flavors and more about interesting pairings—often inspired by her childhood memories. This Certified B corp chain of scoop shops, which first opened in Ohio, ditches synthetic flavors, dyes, stabilizers, and emulsifiers to whip up stuff like Brambleberry Crisp (which is peppered with oat streusel chunks based on a family recipe) and Gooey Butter Cake (a riff on the the moist yellow cake Jeni’s mom would bake for special occasions). Most of all, however, it’s known for its ice cream’s unparalleled texture—thanks to a buttercream-like body, each scoop sports a smooth yet slightly dense, chewy consistency.