Beat the heat, and grab a tasty treat at these spots serving some of the best shaved ice L.A. has to offer!
Blockheads Shavery Co.
11311 Mississippi Ave.
Los Angeles 90025
Blockheads Shavery serves airy, lovely versions of gelato with a variety of yummy toppings such as mocha, lychee, egg pudding, mango and rice cakes. The ice or “snow cream,” which comes in flavors such as Milk, Black Sesame, Strawberry and Green Tea, is so fluffy and soft. With condensed milk drizzled on top, the snow cream tastes creamier, but it's not as thick and heavy as ice cream. Serving a great combination of fruit, dessert, ice and milk, Blockheads Shavery has the best summer treats.
Mon.-Thurs., 12:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., 12:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun., 12:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
SnowLA Shavery (Koreatown, Wilshire Center)
3470 W. 6th Street, Ste 2B
Los Angeles 90020
With thinly sliced, delicate shaved ice that’s thick and smooth, SnowLA deserves the prize for best customizable “snow” hot spot! Flavors such as of Pistachio, Sweet Milk, Banana Snow Cream, Misugaru (a popular Korean drink with whole wheat, barley, sweet rice, brown rice and soy bean) combine with various toppings (almond jelly, fruit, cookies and candies) to make scrumptious treats!
Sun.- Mon., 12:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue.-Thurs., 12:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Fri.- Sat., 12:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Spoon By H (Fairfax)
7158 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
A spoonful of Spoon by H’s shaved ice melts in your mouth like sweet butter. A combination of both flaky ice and the texture of a Mexican snow cone, Spoon By H provides unique shaved ice gems. The most popular flavor is the Mango Shaved Snow. The fresh mango lying on top gives you a visual pleasure before satisfying your stomach.
Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sat., 12:00 p.m.-10:30 a.m.
Sun., 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
500 N Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 153
Monterey Park 91754
A great alternative to ice cream, boba or frozen yogurt shops, Fluff Ice is one of the best shaved ice places near L.A. Its “fluffs” are more flavorful than frozen yogurt, and they’re smoother than ice cream—their taste-texture profile is similar to “frozen cotton candy!” Its specials include Taro Pudding and Mango Shaved Snow. The Pretty in Blue is strawberry fluff with Blue Honey Boba and condensed milk, and Sa Wat Dee is a Thai tea fluff with egg pudding, lychee jelly and condensed milk—delicious!
Mon.-Thurs., 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sun., 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Brian’s Shave Ice
11301 Olympic Blvd., #103
Los Angeles 90064
Walk into the colorful, tropical Brian’s Shave Ice, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Hawaii! In fact, with flavors like Blue Hawaii, Guava, Hawaiian Punch, Papaya and Piña Colada, the shaved ice options come in the same flavors you would probably find on the island itself. All you have to do is choose a size, a filling (such as Dole Whip, Azuki Beans, Mochi Balls or choose from an assortment of ice cream flavors), a flavor and a topping (we recommend the Ghirardelli Chocolate or the Sour Spray for an extra kick!).
Mon.-Sun., 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.