Some Like It Cold: The Chilliest Food And Drinks To Order On Melrose This Winter

Some Like It Cold: The Chilliest Food And Drinks To Order On Melrose This Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! Just kidding! It’s like 68. That’s the reason some of us moved here: we don’t get to sweater weather until January. What’s the best way to flip off Mother Nature and her slightly chilly temperatures? Head over to Melrose and order some of the coldest treats the block has to offer.

From ice cream and iced coffee to frosty drinks and beer, here are the best ways to cool your insides when it’s vaguely cold outside.

ANTONIO’S

Of course we’ll start with the booze. If you’re into tequila, then Antonio’s is the spot for you on Melrose. And if you want the highest quality margaritas in L.A., it’s also the place to be for frozen and/or on the rocks marg magic. Choose from dozens of tequilas and fruit flavors and pretend it’s spring break already.

ANTONIO’S
7470 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.658.9060
www.antoniosonmelrose.com

BEEFSTEAK

Keeping your insides ice cold can also be healthy! The master creators of naturally delicious things at Beefsteak offer fresh, organic juices. The OG is leafy and lemony with a burst of ginger, Honey Cream is a taste of the tropics with pineapple and coconut, and the Volcano enhances beets and carrots with habanero.

BEEFSTEAK
7661 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7443
www.beefsteakveg.com

COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM COMPANY

There is no time of day, let alone time of year, at which Cold Rolled ice cream would be a mistake: fresh ingredients, innovative flavor combos, vegan and dairy-free options, and totally personalized ice cream creations made right in front of you at -15F degrees. You order, you watch, you shiver, you enjoy.

COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM
7266 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.452.0881
www.coldrolledicecream.com

FRANKIE’S ON MELROSE

Really, the only way to drink a Peroni is from the tap, very cold. That’s exactly how it’s served at the iconic Italian restaurant, Frankie’s. Take a seat at the warm, vintage bar and order a generous more-than-12-ounce pour in a tall Peroni glass for a summer delight in the middle of winter.

FRANKIE’S
7228 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.937.2801
www.frankiesonmelrose.com

SANDBOX

Love a brain freeze? Get your skull iced at Sandbox in two different ways: the classic piña colada or the berry punch, two frozen and fruity adult beverages. Because sometimes choosing is hard, you can ask for a ½ and ½ to enjoy both with one hand free to play the many arcade games throughout the bar.

SANDBOX
7174 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.964.9494
www.sandboxmelrose.com

TOASTED AND ROASTED

Iced coffee is what some people need especially in the crisp winter air. What isn’t needed is unnecessary harshness, so the smooth, creamy Nitro cold brew at Toasted and Roasted is the way to go. It has just enough of a caffeine kick to get you going proper when staying under the warm covers isn’t an option.

TOASTED AND ROASTED
7311 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.900.0568
www.toastedandroasted.com

VINOTEQUE

Red, white, fruits, herbs – Vinoteque does not just phone its sangrias in. They thoughtfully craft unexpected but delicious combinations, and offer icy pitchers to keep the pours going. Made fresh, once the batch is dry you’re out of luck so get in there and drink up!

VINOTEQUE
7469 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
310.860.6060
www.vinotequeonmelrose.com

WINCHELL’S

Part coffee, part shake, and all sugar-rush delight, the Winchell’s Chilla beverage is not just an icy blast: it’s a full-on rush. And it comes in so many flavors: French vanilla cappuccino, mocha caramel cappuccino, strawberry banana, piña colada, guava, and more. It’s the ultimate L.A. winter cool-off.

WINCHELL’S
7158 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.938.8578
www.winchells.com

WOLF

Oh, hello, gorgeous! Don’t you look like a perfect winter dessert? This is the blueberry soufflé with cherry froyo on the menu at Wolf. Chef Marcel pairs desserts with unique cold creams: rhubarb, cashew, habanero hibiscus. You think you don’t need frozen yogurt with your soufflé? This will make you think, and order again.

WOLF
7661 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7735
www.wolfdiningla.com

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.