After almost a year in the making, hit Portland ice creamery Salt and Straw has opened its second Seattle location on Capitol Hill as of Friday (February 16).
It’s the 13th scoop shop for the much loved freezers of dairy product, known for creative flavors, sometimes bordering on wild. It joins the Pike Motorworks development on E Pike Street between Harvard and Boyston avenues.
The company announced almost a year ago that it would be taking on Seattle, and the Capitol Hill location was the first to be announced. However, a Ballard location was also announced, and that rather swanky location opened just a week ago (take a look inside it over here).
Despite its proximity to Salt and Straw’s Portland homebase, Seattle is the fifth city for the company — it first expanded southwards to San Diego, San Francisco and most notably Los Angeles, where it counts five locations.
The set-up in Seattle is much the same as the other Salt and Straws, which actually means that it’s nothing like Salt and Straw in any other place — the creamery keeps a selection of staples across all of its location, but creates a very solid selection of local flavors. In this case, the company is sticking with its reputation for out-there ingredients (which have included blue cheese and fish sauce in the past) — Seattle specialties include Beecher’s cheese with peppercorn toffee, Ellenos yogurt with matcha, green basil and cocoa nibs, and lemon-pepper white chocolate.
As with other Salt and Straws, the Capitol Hill location will pair with community organizations and schools, and offers staff health and dental benefits, paid parental leave, and more.
Salt and Straw’s Capitol Hill location is open daily at 714 E Pike Street from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — the same as the Ballard location.