MAIN STREET WELCOMES SWEET ROSE CREAMERY
Small-Batch ice creamery opens sixth location nestled in the walkable Ocean Park neighborhood. The new shop is just blocks from the beach and the Sunday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market!
NOW OPEN: 2726 MAIN STREET
Sunday-Thursday, 12-10 p.m. & Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
SANTA MONICA, March 14, 2018
Sweet Rose Creamery, Los Angeles home-grown, artisanal ice cream shop known for it’s nostalgic farmers market inspired seasonal flavors, is expanding. The sixth location opens today along Santa Monica’s Main Street – a vibrant thoroughfare lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Founded eight years ago by Chef Shiho Yoshikawa and local RC Family restaurateurs Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, Sweet Rose Creamery is one of the few small-batch ice cream shops in the city that truly makes everything from scratch, right down to the dairy base.
“We’re so excited to open in this neighborhood, where families, visitors and friends can walk or bike over from the beach, pier or the nearby farmers market” says Josh. “Zoe and I grew up in Santa Monica, so it’s really special that we can bring another shop to the community that’s supported us from the beginning.”
“This new shop is the closest to a farmers market out of all our locations, so it’s really cool for our fans to have a deeper understanding of that connection. The Sunday market features so many farmers whose fruit, nuts and herbs I get throughout the week to make our ice cream and sorbets fresh every day in Santa Monica – says Shiho.
At 650 square feet, this cozy, neighborhood ice cream parlor at 2726 Main Street has a rustic simplicity. Reclaimed wood walls with black chalkboards announce new monthly flavors, while playful pops of red are featured throughout like a painted, corrugated metal ceiling and metal stools. Guests can enjoy their sundaes, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches outside on brushed silver metal sidewalk benches or at one of the various street-side, city “parklets” with tables and seating.
Like its sister locations, the Main Street shop features classic flavors like Fresh Mint with housemade chocolate chips and Salted Caramel topped with fleur de sel, seasonal offerings such as Carrot Cake and dairy-free Kiwi Sorbet , with housemade vanilla and chocolate waffle cones. To-go items include freshly packed ice cream pints, ice cream cakes like a Rainbow Sprinkles and vanilla iteration, sundae Party Packs , Shiho’s housemade Almond Milk and Pour-Over and 24-Hour Cold Brew Coffee from local roaster, Caffe Luxxe.
The Main Street shop is open Sunday-Thursday from 12-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sweet Rose Creamery has shops at the Brentwood Country Mart, Santa Monica’s Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles Mid-City along Beverly Boulevard, Pacific Palisades and Studio City’s Tujunga Village, with nationwide shipping available.
About Sweet Rose Creamery
Sweet Rose Creamery is a California-based, artisanal ice cream shop with six locations across Los Angeles and nationwide shipping. Their “small batches of happiness” are made fresh every day in Santa Monica. Chef and Co-Owner Shiho Yoshikawa’s menu consists of imaginative, homespun frozen desserts and ice cream treats made from the highest quality ingredients available, such as organic dairy products and farmers market fruits and produce. All the shops strive to operate as “green” businesses, focusing on environmental efficiency, sourcing all ingredients from farms that practice sustainable agriculture, and offering kosher-certified options for its ice cream flavors, frozen novelties, cones, and packaging. It’s also one of the few artisanal ice cream shops in Los Angeles that truly makes everything from scratch, right down to it’s dairy base for which it has a pasteurizing license. For additional information, visit www.sweetrosecreamery.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About RC Family
RC Family is a group of chef-driven, neighborhood dining destinations in Santa Monica, California that takes “family” to heart, by ensuring all guests and staff feel at home and leave satisfied, nourished and inspired. A series of dinners for friends and family at co-founder Josh Loeb’s beautiful house in Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon inspired the first restaurant in the group – Rustic Canyon, an award-winning farmers market-driven spot now led by James Beard – nominated Chef/Partner and On Vegetables cookbook author Jeremy Fox. About a year after Rustic Canyon’s opening, Baker Zoe Nathan joined the team as Pastry Chef, leading to her and Josh falling in love and organically growing their restaurant family with Partner Colby Goff.
In partnership with celebrated culinary talent, all the RC Family restaurants create welcoming places for people to gather over delicious, thoughtful food, made with the best local ingredients from sustainable farmers and vendors. Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe offers Chef Erin Eastland’s breakfast items, savory sandwiches and salads, alongside Zoe’s mouthwatering pastries and sweet treats. Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen, the best- selling cookbook by Zoe, Josh and Bakery Director of Operations Laurel Almerinda includes over 115 breakfast- inspired recipes from the café . Milo & Olive serves as the bread-baking hub for the RC Family, while the restaurant side is led by Erin and features her wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas and seasonal small plates. Sweet Rose Creamery, a small-batch ice cream shop with six locations across Los Angeles and nationwide shipping, features Chef Shiho Yoshikawa’s imaginative, homespun frozen desserts made fresh daily in Santa Monica. Cassia, a critically- acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie with a California sensibility, takes roots from Chef Bryant Ng and his wife Kim Luu-Ng’s culinary heritage and experiences. RC Family Wine Director Kathryn Coker and her husband Tug run Esters, an integrated wine shop, bar and marketplace next door to Cassia, with a hyper-seasonal menu of composed dishes, cheese and charcuterie meant to pair with the over 250+ wine selections. Tallula’s, housed in a former beachside, restaurant space that Josh and Zoe frequented as kids, celebrates rustic, ingredient-driven, Mexican cuisine by Chef Jeremy Fox.