Restaurant Reviews


November 19, 2014

Easy to miss, but hard to forget. Scoops is a local favorite!

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Fresh ingredients, great tasting ice cream and friendly service.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

I don’t really have a need to head to Fairfax very often, but Scoops gives me a reason. On Sunday I spent the day organizing and catching up on some TV shows. Since I had been inside most of the day I found a reason to go out… Scoops of course! I casually implied that Scoops sounded like a good idea and before I could even make my remark a suggestion, Dennis was in the car and ready to go.

What we ate:

  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Vanilla honey lavender ice cream



Scoops is a tiny place (7 feet wide) that serves organic, locally sourced ice cream. They use Strauss Creamery’s organic ice cream base and then use local ingredients when possible. There are some staple flavors, but most are seasonal. My favorite flavors are vanilla honey lavender, strawberry and chai spice. Their menu board also tells you where the fruit comes from; for example, the strawberries are from Nicasio Valley. I particularly like this ice cream because it is very creamy (and did I mention delicious)! So basically my two favorite things in this world, that aren’t food related, are elephants and lavender. Now take ice-cream and put lavender buds in it and I don’t know how much better things can get. The crazy part is that the flavor isn’t overbearing, it’s soft and really bursts its flavor at the end of the bite. The strawberry is just so fresh, milky and tasty. Oh and I haven’t even talked about their waffle cones/cups, which they make in-house. It is the perfect addition to a scrumptious ice-cream.

Side note: Scoops allows you to divide up a scoop into two flavors for the same price. This is nice because you are often left torn between their many tasty flavors and, assuming you don’t want to take the plunge and just get another scoop, this makes it possible to try 2 flavors.

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