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The 25 Best Ice Cream Shops in Los Angeles

Wanderlust Creamery, photo by Yelper D T

Scooped, shaved, or shaken, ice cream will forever be an LA staple. Angelenos could go for a cone anytime of year, really (the iconic beaches, endless sunshine, and lack of central A/C might have something to do with it), but a whole day devoted to the frozen treat? We’re here for that too. National Ice Cream Day is right around the corner (mark your calendars: Sunday, July 19th) and to celebrate the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of the highest rated scoop shops across LA. Scroll on for the full scoop and follow our full collection to keep this roundup handy on your Yelp app.

[Note: the below shops are either open for dine-in or offering limited delivery, takeout, or curbside service as of July 6, 2020.]

  1. Tea Master Matcha Cafe & Green Tea Shop
  2. Letterpress Chocolate
  3. Bloomfield Creamery
  4. ecco un poco – Natural Italian Gelato
  5. Sonny’s Handcrafted Ice Cream & Italian Ice
  6. Saffron & Rose Ice Cream
  7. Atticus Creamery & Pies
  8. The Italian Ice Shoppe
  9. Turn Dough
  10. Drip N Roll
  11. Gelateria Uli (DTLA)
  12. Bacio di Latte
  13. Wanderlust Creamery (Tarzana)
  14. Mashti Malone’s Ice Cream
  15. Wanderlust Creamery (Atwater Village)
  16. Magpies Softserve
  17. Gelateria Uli (Beverly Grove)
  18. Bae
  19. Scoops
  20. Humphrey Yogart
  21. Wanderlust Creamery (Venice)
  22. Mateo’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bars
  23. Maxi Mango
  24. Diddy Riese Cookies
  25. Dreamy’s Ice Cream

Methodology: This is a list of the best places to grab ice cream in Los Angeles, according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt and Gelato categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews since January 1, 2019. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score or a score greater than a B/80 as of July 6, 2020.