Salt and Straw began in Oregon, but this ice creamery has rapidly expanded. They now have over a dozen scoop shops in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim (yes, Disneyland!), and San Diego serving small batch, artisanal ice cream made from local ingredients. And they always have at least three vegan options! In fact, this year they’ve announced the dairy-free Vegandulgence Series.
Salt and Straw Launches Vegandulgence Series at all Ice Cream Shops
For the month of January, all Salt and Straw stores will feature their new selection of five vegan flavors. Unbelievably, they are each gluten-free, most of them are coconut-free and made without tree nuts, and just one contains soy.
- Banana & Peanut Butter Tofu Pudding (contains soy)
- Toasted Oat Milk & Cookies (no major allergens, coconut-free)
- Rocky Road w/ Aquafaba Marshmallows (no major allergens, coconut-free)
- Sunflower Butter Cups (contains coconut)
- Lemon Cheesecake Crumble (contains almonds, cashews, and coconut)
The flavors do rotate, can vary by location, and change from month to month. So stock up on some pints if you love any of these flavors.
Vegan Flavors to Enjoy Year Round at Salt and Straw
Even after the big January series, you can count on Salt and Straw to have a sorbet and at least a couple creamy, dairy-free flavors on hand. They have “vegan menus” to help customers order their most indulgent experience.
Some of the other vegan varieties that you might come across include Roasted Strawberry Coconut, Freckled Mint TCHO-colate Chip, Raspberry Ginger Beer, and Cloudforest Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies & Cream. They also serve holiday flavors, like Mummy’s Pumpkin Spiced Potion in fall and Berries, Beans, & BBQ Sauce in summer (yes, I said beans).
The flavors are usually gluten-free too, but I was told in-store that their cones contain both dairy and gluten. So opt for a cup when making your order.
I had the chance to visit their Lake Oswego location, which is just outside of Portland. I loved how the staff came out into the line to offer whatever samples you want – no waiting! They had a sorbet and the Strawberry Coconut, so I tried samples of those. The sorbet was good, but I wasn’t in a sorbet mood. The Strawberry Coconut was very rich and creamy with warm strawberry weaved throughout. I’m just a little burnt out on dairy-free coconut ice cream, and it was very coconut. I didn’t get a scoop, but my aunt and dad did buy scoops that they both enjoyed.
I’m hoping to get the chance to try some of there other vegan flavors when traveling. But tell me which flavors to try (or not try). You can leave your own dairy-free rating and review for Salt and Straw below.
Where to Find Salt and Straw
As mentioned, they have locations up and down the west coast of the U.S. See their website below for addresses and hours.
If you don’t live near a Salt and Straw, you can order their pints online via their website below. They have a choose your own flavor pack for home delivery, and they ship throughout the U.S.
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Not enough non-dairy variety
I’m not a chocolate, peanut butter, lemon or strawberry person, so their flavors usually don’t do much for me. We found Frankie & Jo’s in the Seattle area and ALL of their ice cream is plant-based and doesn’t all taste like coconut (which I am also not a big fan of all coconut milk based ice cream tasting like!). I will drive way out of my way just to go to a Frankie & Jo’s location. My husband, who can eat dairy, really loves the plant-based flavors too!
Response from Go Dairy Free
We have Frankie & Jo’s listed here -> https://www.godairyfree.org/dining-out/frankie-jos-seattle – you are more than welcome to leave a review on that one too 🙂