Renowned for its adventurous food scene, Portland is no stranger to culinary trends. We’ve embraced and indulged in everything from cupcakes to bacon (and maybe even some bacon cupcakes). But 2012 belonged to ice cream, specifically the concoctions dreamed up by Salt & Straw.
The innovative ice creamery has reinvented the scoop, turning out rich, original flavors made with super-fresh, local ingredients. Their holiday lineup includes some surprises (Mulled Wine Sorbet, Figgy Pudding), but we’ve yet to meet a Salt & Straw flavor we didn’t love. And there’s no doubt about entries like Peppermint Cocoa and Bourbon Pecan Pie.
Try these and other flavors (like the all-time favorite, Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon) at their shops on Northeast Alberta Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue. Can’t make it to town, or want to send the love cross-country? Five-pint gift packs are available through their website.
Delicious handmade ice cream? We’re pretty sure this trend will stay cool well into the new year.