In downtown Los Angeles, there is a place where some of life’s greatest pleasures meet. Imagine a location where ice cream, bicycles, and charity all coincide to create a fun and positive atmosphere. Peddler’s Creamery is the brainchild of Edward Belden, an eco-conscious bike enthusiast with a passion for supporting local causes and creating delicious desserts. Adults and children alike are invited to help make the shop’s selection of frozen treats several times a week by hopping on a bicycle and pedaling to churn out the ice cream! Not just a fantastic way to burn calories, the activity is a fun introduction to bike culture and principles of sustainability.

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Prospective pedalers can arrive at the Creamery around 7pm in the evening to help mix the batter. By using human power, Peddler’s is able to reduce their carbon footprint as well as provide a guilt-free way to enjoy an indulgence or two. The building is a brick-and-mortar extension of the founders’ previously more mobile efforts that have been seen at events across the county, including CicLAvia. In car-heavy Los Angeles, it is truly refreshing to see the bicycle make a sweet impression on the culture and contribute to the community it serves.

The ingredients for their small batches of ice cream are fair trade and organic, and 5% of all profits are donated to environmental and social causes. Only having been open for about a month, the Creamery seems to be a hot spot for cool desserts.  They offer non-dairy ice cream as well as sorbets that feature flavors such as Chile Mango, Honey Lavender, Strawberry Basil, Mexican Chocolate, and Salted Caramel. Why not use the heat as a great excuse to enjoy some frozen fun with the family?

The Peddler’s Creamery is located 458 South Main Street in Los Angeles, California and accepts online orders.

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