Just a Dead Serious Mexican Ice Cream Parlor in West LA
Warning: Do not bring a vegan here. Do not even attempt to bring a vegan close to here.
Okay, you’re now safe to frequent Helados La Michoacana, a sizable Mexican ice cream parlor and snack depository that’s now open and may very well be the most delicious spot to intake inappropriate amounts of sugar in West LA. Have a look around.
If you think this sounds like the kind of place where you can get a scoop of horchata ice cream on blue corn cones and guava paletas to take home, you’re right. This is the kind of place where you can get a scoop of horchata ice cream on blue corn cones and guava paletas to take home. Look out, Miss Cleo.
But there’s more. Much more. On a separate, wall-bound menu of after-school-ish antojitos. Like frozen strawberries under thick cream in the bottom of its own little carton. Or the Piña Loco that sees a halved pineapple filled with fruit before being drowned in chamoy, sprinkled with chile powder and topped with tamarind gummy strings.
Then there’s the Dorilocos, where a bag of Doritos is cleaved open, covered in pork skin, “Japanese” peanuts, jicama and cucumber, then drowned in an unholy trinity of Tajin, chamoy and hot sauce.