Coffee & Treats in Paramount

$10 for Frozen Treats at Sno-Biggie

Los Alamitos

$10 $5

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New Orleans–style shaved ice in more than 30 flavors can be infused with sour mix or layered with ice cream

45% Off at Boba Day

Montebello

$5 $2.75

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Bubble tea, smoothies, slushies, frappe, shakes, milk tea, and shaved ice share the menu with traditional coffee and espresso drinks

47% Off Hawaiian Shave Ice at Snowopolis

Montebello

$4.50 $2.40

Shave ice sweetened with up to 120 flavors; vitamin blast adds vitamins or energy boost

Up to 55% Off a Juice Cleanse

Revive Juice

$210 $99

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Meant for people who have cleansed before, this cleanse offers daily cold-pressed juices that feature a larger percentage of greens

Up to 51% Off at Cookies by Design

Long Beach

$44.99 $22

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Fresh-baked and hand-decorated cookie bouquets for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions

41% Off Frozen Treats at Get Shaved

Multiple Locations

$4.25 $2.50

Stores and a traveling truck churn out Hawaiian-style frozen desserts that combine ice cream, flavored ice, and toppings

Up to 54% Off at McKenna's Tea Cottage

Seal Beach

$54 $27

Aromatic tea complements scones, soup, sandwiches, and dessert in a quaint tearoom

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

West Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

Up to Half Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Vees Café

Los Angeles

$22 $11

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Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, organic tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables

50% Off Frozen Treats at Whipp'd LA

West Hollywood

$24 $12

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Two homemade cookies held together with a layer of ice cream or graham-cracker crust pie with a choice of Blue Bell or soft serve ice cream

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Encino

$27 $12

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Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

50% Off at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

El Sereno

$14 $7

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Loose-leaf teas, local Antigua coffees, creative espresso and smoothie drinks, and locally baked pastries

Up to 64% Off Cupcakes at Helena Wirth Cakes

Van Nuys

$42 $21

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Cupcakes in a variety of flavors and shapes

52% Off Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, and Shakes at Coffee Land

North Hollywood

$25 $12

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A full selection of ice cream, shakes, smoothies, and specialty espresso

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes at Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

$42 $19

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Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

54% Off Icy Treats at Zero Degrees Italian Ice

Westminster

$6.50 $3

Top scoops of fruity Italian ice with swirls of frozen custard, complemented by a smoothie or bubble tea

Select Local Merchants

5912 Del Amo Blvd
Lakewood,
CA
US

1850 W Rosecrans Ave
Compton,
CA
US

As visitors devour spoonfuls of sweet, creamy frozen treats at Menchie’s, they may notice a string of ’90s-era sitcom stars arriving to sample the wares and chat with the man in charge. That’s because owner/operator David Lipper first made a name for himself on Full House playing D.J. Tanner’s boyfriend Viper. Today, Lipper proudly sits atop a local frozen-yogurt empire, edging out his fellow cast mates’ enterprises, including Dave Coulier’s network of Swiss banks and John Stamos’s ’50s-themed doggy daycare. Inside the shop, diners select from a colorful array of flavors, such as low-carb pistachio or fruity watermelon tart, and crown their creation with toppings including sprinkles, mocha, hot fudge, and locally grown fruits.

12146 Lakewood Blvd
Downey,
CA
US

Blends Soft Serve Creations sets their frozen treats apart and puts the power of invention in the hands of the people by offering them the chance to blend individual flavors into their own new creation. Patrons can choose a base of ice cream or frozen yogurt or opt for a smoothie or fruit-juice freeze to sip through a straw. Next, they can infuse the treat with one or a combination of 30 available flavors, including watermelon, cinnamon spice, and peach, and top it off with candy and fruit mix-ins. Blends also lists its recommendations for tasty treats that have passed flavor-quality and brain-freeze-probability tests, including cake-batter ice cream topped with vanilla-wafer crumbles and sprinkles, and fruit punch with cherry and orange flavors, highlighted by cherry, strawberry, and raspberry mix-ins.

112 Stonewood Street
Downey,
CA
US

It started as a simple idea shared by two moms. Karen Bain and Lisa Kudrika wanted to make their favorite dessert, shave ice, “hip and trendy,” according to 805 Living magazine. So when they opened Shave It—which recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Tarzana location—they made sure to express their sense of style with chic interior design inspired by water, ice, and snow. Inside the shop, blue plexiglass hangs like icicles over steel tables and chairs. Flat-screen TVs broadcast shots of surfers and snowboarders, and a colorful floor changes design with every step.

Each cup of fluffy shave ice comes drenched with fruity “flavas” flown in from Hawaii, such as mango, guava, or green tea, or a combination, such as root beer ice over vanilla ice cream. Beyond the storefront, Shave It also purveys the frozen concoctions on the go, thanks to a mobile truck that is often spotted at beaches and parks, unless its cloaking device is turned on. They also donate a percentage of their sales to their foster-child foundation, Foster a Miracle.

11 E Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks,
CA
US

Entrepreneur Smita Salgaonkar has crafted Indian-inspired ice creams for more than 10 years at the brightly pigmented Saffron Spot shop, scooping more than two dozen exotic flavors into cups and cones. The signature saffron silk flavor sings notes of rose and pistachio as it melts in mouths, while fruity blends such as guava and jackfruit roll around the edges of the tongue like flavorful marbles. Milk shakes join any ice-cream flavor with milk and straws, while hot drinks include coffee beverages and almond-flavored badam milk.

18744 Pioneer Blvd
Artesia,
CA
US