The City of Kirkland is committed to the health and safety of both residents and visitors. It is our top priority. In compliance with ongoing health and safety recommendations, many 2022 signature Kirkland events have transformed to virtual. Please check our events calendar frequently for new offerings including livestream performances, concerts, self-guided hikes and much more. We hope to welcome you to our shores soon to experience all that Kirkland has to offer. In the meantime, please stay healthy.  

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Salt & Straw

12620 120TH AVE NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 242-3386
For years, Kim Malek was dreaming about the creation of a community gathering place. One where you could run into neighbors, spend time with family, or treat yourself. A great neighborhood place. The answer was clearly an ice cream shop. Enter Tyler, her cousin who wanted in. But there was a catch: Neither had ever made ice cream before. Luckily, Tyler wasn’t afraid of his rookie status. He spent $16 on four used ice cream makers and got to work, spending hours endlessly testing flavor ideas in his own personal Wonka-verse (a.k.a., Kim’s basement). Meanwhile, Kim cashed in her savings and bought a cart. And then the two of them turned to their community, asking friends—chefs, chocolatiers, brewers and farmers—for advice, finding inspiration everywhere they looked. And that’s how Salt & Straw came to be. Our ice cream gives you a moment of happiness and connection to the community around you. If you ever stop believing in magic, eat some ice cream.