Smitten Ice Cream

The Point

“If we’re doing LA, let’s do LA.”

This mantra guided our compass south to our first Southern California Smitten shop, where our homage to beach life is a lifeguard-shack-inspired scoop shop just across the border from Manhattan Beach in El Segundo.

Come build that base tan in the lounge chairs, hang loose on the playground, and, during those rare chilly spells (365 days of ice-cream-weather!?), warm up next to one of the outdoor fire pits.

After you and your beach bums finish eating at True Food Kitchen or Superba Bread, cool off with a root beer float or a cone of booze-infused ice cream at the Summer Music Series on Wednesdays in July and August. Looking to dig your toes in the sand? Grab a to-go pint and scoop while you surf! When in LA…