For a completely unique experience come to watch the associate shave the ice for your bowl from a rotating spit. Blockheads advertise themselves as the ‘finest snow cream in Los Angeles’ and judging by the reaction of the crowds – yes there are long lines but the serving team is pretty efficient – they are probably right! The best-loved flavor seems be the black sesame shaved snow with mochi and fresh made rice cakes. The black sesame tastes like ice cream but it is softer. The place offers value for money as a bowl with the extra toppings like fruit, nuts, or candy is around $5-7. Kids love their macaroons shaped into unicorns, penguins, and Pokémon characters.
When: Open Monday to Thursday 11:00 am to 10:30
Cost: $4.95 for a regular bowl of shaved ice plus 50 cents for each topping – can easily be shared between two people as the portions are generous.