Now Bay Area residents can enjoy the same unique and creative flavors – plus a few San Francisco special options.
Together with her cousin Tyler, co-founder Kim Malek has found a secret combination of ingredients that work for today’s adventurous ice cream connoisseurs. Started on Kim’s personal savings in a food cart, Salt & Straw focused on keeping money in the local economy (hence how long it took Salt & Straw to expand despite their ravenous fans) and reducing food waste. “We were really struck by the idea that we waste 40% of our food in the United States, and that children in our cities are going hungry,” Kim Malek, said in a recent interview. “If we were able to use that food, we could wipe out hunger.”
While ice cream might not wipe out hunger, Salt & Straw plans to highlight how ingredients that normally go in the trash can still be delicious. They’re planning a campaign in June that uses rescued spices and apples to create a mouth-watering Second-Steeped Rum Spices and Apple Butter flavor, in partnership with local food waste reduction agencies.
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The San Francisco menu features fan-favorite flavors including Honey Lavender and Olive Oil & Lemon Custard, but also has five San Francisco-only flavors like Cinnamon Ancho & Cajeta and Green Apple Mayo Sorbet.
The new Salt & Straw location opened Friday, April 14 in San Francisco at 2201 Fillmore St.
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