Ever since we tried Salt & Straw’s offerings in Portland last fall, we were eager to try their goodies in a convenient location in the Los Angeles area. They recently opened a shop in Venice not far from the Blue Star. Now you have two Portland imports within walking distance of each other. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing?
Service was very friendly and they were offering as many samples as you liked, just like they did in Portland.
I tried Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese and even though it was interesting it was a little too goat-y for me but my brother would probably like this flavor. The Coconut Marionberry & Pecan Shortbread was another flavor I tried and found it on the sweet side. After trying a bunch of flavors, we settled on the following:

Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet and Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie
The avocado and strawberry flavor is their LA only flavor and it was our favorite. The creamy avocado had a tart lemon background and went very well with the strawberry. The meyer lemon meringue pie was the perfect balance of sweet and tart.