New June Flavors at Salt & Straw

Salt & Strawthe iconic, family-run ice cream purveyor that recently opened their first San Francisco scoop shop at 2201 Fillmore Streetcreates five new unique flavors per month in every city, drawing inspiration from the communities around them. This June, flavors are inspired by Head Ice Cream Maker Tyler Malek’s desire to draw attention to a larger social issue, food waste.


From Friday, June 2 to Friday, June 30, San Francisco ice cream fans can treat their tastebuds while supporting a great cause; a portion of proceeds benefit Food Runners, a Bay Area nonprofit working with small restaurants, bakeries, hotels, and caterers to deliver surplus food directly to people in need. Several of June’s flavors were created in collaboration with Food Runners and fellow reclaimed food organization, Imperfect Produce. Flavors incorporate excess ingredients from around the Bay Area in unique ways, including spent grains from a California brewery, too-small coffee beans from Sightglass, extra popcorn from the Roxie Theater, fruit from Imperfect Produce, and leftover pastries picked up by Food Runners.


Hurry in to try these flavors before they’re gone! The scoop shop is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Stay tuned for news on their second shop opening in Hayes Valley mid-summer 2017.



Food Runners Banana Bread Pudding

Chunks of cinnamon-spice bread pudding rescued by Food Runners gets added to dreamy spiced banana ice cream made with over-ripened bananas and spiked with nutmeg, honey, and vanilla with a swirl of sesame caramel.

Roasted Sunchoke Mock Apple Pie

Organic sunchokes mixed into a pie filling with cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, ginger, and burned sugar. Deceptively appley, the mixture gets folded into a classic vanilla ice cream with nutmeg crumble.

Imperfect Produce’s Candied Citrus & Whey Caramel

Caramelized whey with sugar, buttermilk, cream, and a touch of salt for a frozen yogurt-style caramel ice cream, tossed with handfuls of candied citrus zest from Imperfect Produce.

Imperial Stout Wort and Peaberry Coffee Bark

An extra creamy “stout” ice cream churned from the Last Running from Firestone Walker’s Russian Imperial Stout folded with chocolate coffee bark made with ground peaberries (extra small coffee beans that would normally be tossed) from Sightglass Coffee.

The Roxie Road

Leftover popcorn from the Roxie infused with that classic, buttery movie theater flavor into an ice cream loaded with house caramel and a coffee-flour cookie crumble.

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