Salt & Straw now sells ice cream at the Disney Springs store

ORLANDO, Fla. — For anyone who loves ice cream, the new business to set up shop in Disney Springs might just be on the right track.

Salt & Straw, an Oregon-based company known for its artisanal ice cream and unique flavor combinations, opened its new location on Wednesday.

What do you want to know

  • Salt & Straw opened a store in Disney Springs on Wednesday
  • The company is known for its artisanal ice cream and unique flavor combinations.
  • People lined up outside the store to try the ice cream
  • The store changes its menu on the first Friday of each month.

People lined up outside the store early for a chance to try the ice cream, and the first 100 customers were treated to a free scoop.

This is the 27th store for co-founders and cousins, Kim and Tyler Malek.

For them, opening the Disney Springs location was a natural progression of their relationship with Disney after opening a location in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland in 2018.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Kim Malek.

For the cousins, the family remains at the heart of the business.

“When I first came up with the idea of ​​opening an ice cream shop, it was really about bonding and being a community gathering place,” said Kim Malek. “I think having family at the center of it is a good heartbeat for all of this.”

What sets Salt & Straw apart is its menu, which features ice cream with ingredients like lavender, olive oil, guava and coffee, as well as more traditional options like chocolate, salt of sea and caramel.

Its menu of “classic flavors” includes Double Fold Vanilla, Chocolate Gooey Brownie, Freckled Mint Chocolate Chip and Honey Lavender.

Salt & Straw also rotates its menu on the first Friday of every month.

“It’s this big event at Salt & Straw every month, so every time you come there will be a new menu,” Tyler Malek said. “And we’re really focused on telling a new, distinct story with this menu.”

For the month of May, it will be about spring flowers, so the menu will offer ice cream with edible flowers. In the fall, there’s a Thanksgiving menu with flavors like turkey.

“It means there’s always something new for someone who comes back,” Tyler Malek said.

A single scoop costs $6.95, while a double scoop costs $9.50. Customers can also grab a pint of ice cream for $12.95 or a flight for $14.75.

Salt & Straw is located next to the AMC Theater and Sosa Family Cigars on the west side of Disney Springs.

Wednesday’s opening comes as the dining, entertainment and retail complex continues to add new offerings. More recently, Local Green, an Atlanta-based company, opened a food truck in Disney Springs with vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.

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