I am a lavender fanatic! I love everything from the lavender color to lavender ice cream! Here’s what I have found to be the best places to buy lavender products in LA.
1. Lavender Lemonade
My favorite place to get lavender lemonade is from Great Maple. That restaurant is great in general, and the lavender lemonade there is my favorite part. It’s so pretty with the purple syrup and the lemon poking out from the cup, and the taste is phenomenal. I also have to give a shout out to Julienne in Pasadena. Their baby spinach salad with roasted beets, candied walnuts, chevre, and citrus honey vinaigrette is one of the best salads I have ever had, and their lavender lemonade is great with it.
2. Lavender Soda
I love the Sweet Blossom lavender soda. It tastes exactly like any other lavender thing, but in carbonated form. For those of us who love lavender, it’s perfect.
3. Lavender Float
This is kind of along the lines of the lavender soda, since Sweet Blossom was what was used in the lavender float I tasted. I had it at Float in Pasadena, and the ice cream added to the soda was coconut flavored. It was delicious.
4. Lavender Ice Cream
Okay, the best lavender ice cream in the country is from Millie’s in Pittsburgh (they also have a great rose pistachio flavor there), but a close runner-up in LA is Salt and Straw. This one is honey lavender, and I talked about it in my Venice post here.
5. Lavender Bath Bombs
Of course, what other shop would win the best lavender bath bomb except the bath bomb queen itself, Lush. The two with lavender in them are Twilight and Ickle Baby Bot. Soak in the lavender bath bomb with a lavender soda and some lavender ice cream on-hand.