What We Ate in L.A. – Magpies Softserve

On the same day, we had Cuban food, donuts and soft serve ice cream?!?!?! YES! The third stop on our less than 48-hour LA foodie spree was Magpies Softserve in Silverlake!

magpies cone glory

Sugar highs are real! This one lasted all afternoon. After Donut Friend, we STILL had time before our hotel check-in. So, why not sweeten the day with Magpies Softserve!

After seeing Instagram photos of their glorious waffle cone creations, Magpies was put on the MUST EAT list! It was everything imagined and more, when vegan options come to mind!

Carlo was pretty stuffed at this point. So, Carmella had to go it alone. Picking from one of the three vegan flavors on the menu was daunting, wanting to try them all! And when it comes to flavors, Magpies doesn’t play! In fact, this family-owned business prides itself on being a fancier version of Dairy Queen!

magpies door

The space is cute and inviting. We loved the hand-drawn menu on brown paper. What was vegan on the menu? THREE FLAVORS:

  • Horchata
  • Root Beer
  • Corn Almond

Carm ordered the Horchata in a waffle cone (yes, vegan). And WOW…so much filled that cone…and rightly so!

Then, it was time to pick toppings. Magpies does a nice job, labeling what’s vegan, including their Chocolate Honeycomb, which is crunchy goodness which feels like a cross between a Chik-o-stik and a Thumbs Up candy bar. There was vegan fudge sauce to be enjoyed too!

Carlo got a wee bit jealous. So, his tummy made some room for a few scoops off the spoon. We shared in how amazing the horchata full of vanilla and cinnamon delight it all was! We even sat on the bench inside the shop for a bit to savor it all.

magpies cone shop

Oh and did we mention there were ice cream bars and ice cream pies…using their housemade vegan ice cream options?!?! YESSSSSSSSS! Now, we almost went into sugar shock at the sight of them. Good thing, the trip was short, because if we lived or even stayed nearby it would have been dangerous.

Magpies Softserve
2660 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Okay. Now it was time to take a foodie break and finally check into our hotel. However, there was still dinner to be had. So, check out our next spot on Stop #4, Burgerlords!