Since winter in Los Angeles is equivalent to mild summer weather anywhere else in the country, it's no surprise that East Coast dessert darling Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream has decided to put down roots in L.A., starting mid-December. The guaranteed cutesy shop doesn't have a confirmed address yet, though it's said to be under construction now in the Silver Lake / Los Feliz area.
Founded 14 years ago by James Beard award-winner Jeni Britton Bauer, the independent dessert shop has outlets in Ohio, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston and New York City, to go with their popular nationwide online sales. Much like several other popular ice cream chains with operations in L.A., Jeni's relies on inventive flavors like goat cheese and cherries or whiskey and pecans, with a backbone of grass-fed dairy and community outreach. Look for their upcoming retail outlet to sell the usual assortment of cones and take-away pints, as well ice cream sandwiches and a few copies of their popular cookbooks.