Our very favorite ice cream, once only available in Santa Barbara and Montecito, has just opened a brand new shop in Santa Monica! Rori's Artisanal Creamery is the creamiest, highest quality ice cream out there and we just about lost our minds when we learned they were coming to LA. We stopped by over the weekend to celebrate their arrival.

These little hooligans couldn't get enough.

You can grab pints to-go, like I did. 

Check out these ingredients. Stellar stuff!!

Two scoops of Fresh Mint Patty for me after Brixton went to bed! ;) Welcome to LA, Rori!!! xx

Rori's Artisanal Creamery is located at: 910 Montana Ave., Santa Monica



Santa Barbara-based Rori's Artisanal Creamery is one of our all-time favorites and we were more than happy to go and eat their ice cream for "the sake of the blog." If you find yourself in the Santa Barbara area and needing the most delicious organic ice cream, Rori's has two locations: one in Montecito at the Montecito Country Mart and the other in downtown Santa Barbara, inside the SB Public Market. 

Why we love Rori's: 

Their grass-fed, organic ice cream, made with Straus Family Creamery dairy, is some of the creamiest ice cream I have ever tasted. They also make their own regular and gluten-free cones. 

Their cute SB Public Market location.

Take some to go!

Fresh mint patty and John Martin (coconut and chocolate chunk) on a gluten-free cone went down real easily.

B ate the top and the bottom of his vanilla cone. Can't wait for my next Rori's scoop! xx



Need a place to take Dad for Father's Day? How about the Santa Barbara Public Market?! It's a great place for lunch. I recommend the Bangkok Street Noodle soup from Empty Bowl or a burger and Spicy Fried Broccolini from Belcampo Meat Co.

And for dessert, the BEST ice cream in Santa Barbara from Rori's Artisanal Creamery. Dad's favorite is a double scoop of Serious Dark Chocolate and John Martin (coconut ice cream with coconut shreds and chocolate) -- yum! 

Here are a few more of my favorite purveyors from the market.

No better gift for Dad than some French salami, right? These guys are from Culture Counter.

Or a nice bottle of wine from Wine + Beer.

And then I always like to get a little grocery shopping done at Foragers Pantry before I leave.