I was visiting friends in LA and after a leisurely brunch in Manhattan Beach I declared I needed Ben & Jerry's to round off my afternoon. A round of no's followed, with insistence that I try the Manhattan Beach Creamery nearby. I didn't possibly think it could possibly suffice but once I bit into that delicious creamwich sandwich I was in heaven.
First up you join a long line. Which tells you how much people like it - so worth the wait. Then you select your cookie of choice - one for the top, one for the bottom. Each one is delectably chewy and I wish they hold sold just those so I could have stashed a few for later but alas, only in the sandwich. Next up, choose your ice-cream flavour. Lots of choices on offer but mint choc chip was my selection, with salted caramel for round two. Each flavour was super rich and creamy and extremely satisfying. Finally you can choose to dip it - IN CHOCOLATE. Oh this added this was the part that took it to the next level for me. I'm not going to lie, I ate one in the afternoon and then snuck back in in the early evening for another as I knew I was going to really miss this store.
There are a few chairs if you want to dine in but heading down to Manhattan Beach is the perfect way to enjoy it. They sell pre-made options if you don't want to select your own (which can speed things up if you're in a hurry), as well as frozen bananas, cupcakes and some cute candy. If you are visiting from overseas and you have friends or family, get them to drive you here; if you have hired a car, drive here... either way, don't miss out!
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