Getting the scoop on Disney’s newest sweet spot Salt & Straw

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney Springs has a new sweet place to mark off your ice cream bucket list.

Salt & Straw officially opened its doorways to Central Florida foodie lovers on Wednesday morning. The Portland-based mostly, spouse and children-operate ice product business is recognised for its impressive, handmade, taste-provoking flavors that acquire enthusiasts on a never-ending taste adventure.

Kim Malek, the organization co-proprietor reported she experienced been dreaming of opening an ice product store due to the fact the mid 90′s, and with a small aid from her cousin Tyler Malek, the two started churring out a scrumptious business enterprise that has now branched to locations about the region.

Kim and Tyler Malek at Disney Springs Salt & Straw location (WKMG)

“I got in contact with my cousin Tyler who was just starting culinary school, and he moved into our basement and started out earning ice cream in the kitchen area, and factors kind of unrolled from there,” Kim Malek reported. “We opened a food stuff cart in Alberta Arts District in Portland, and then soon thereafter opened a retail store and it is sort of truly been a large amount of organic development. So, to be down right here in Disney World is kind of thoughts-blowing!”


This is Salt & Straw’s second time partnering with Disney following opening their first spot at Disneyland in California in 2018.

Salt & Straw at Disney Springs (McReynolds)

“Honestly, we have been nervous when we first opened. You know, even from a taste viewpoint, I was even rewriting the menu and hoping to figure out how do I make this perhaps much more approachable, or do I transform it,” Tyler Malek said. “We had so significantly exciting putting that with each other and now you know, occur three, four several years later, we’re opening in Disney Entire world and we have received this menu that is just epic!”

The name Salt & Straw is distinctive in alone and requires ice cream lovers again to a century back.

Salt & Straw at Disney Springs (McReynolds)

“We required to name the business and give a nod to the way they manufactured ice cream at the turn of the century when it was first introduced in the United States,” Kim Malek mentioned. “They would of course transform it by hand and so they would add rock salt to the ice so which is the salt and then they would pack it on straw or hay to keep it cold for the reason that we didn’t have freezers, so that is Salt & Straw.”



Some of the 17 flavors on the menu involve sea salt with carmel ribbons, honey lavender, double fold vanilla, Arbequina olive oil, salted malted chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate gooey brownie and, a nod to Miami-natives, Panther Coffee chocolate tres Leches.

Salt & Straw at Disney Springs (McReynolds)

“We alter our menu each individual four weeks and so when you appear to Salt & Straw, you’re often heading to uncover a thing new and we like to use ice cream as a variety of like storytelling,” Kim Malek explained.

During its initial couple weeks of remaining open up at Disney Springs, ice product enthusiasts can indulge in limited version flavors established by five learners including The Adventurous Llamanaut, Rosie The Pink Flamingo, Triple Tropic Twist, The Ice Cream of Moo and Bottomless Limes.


In Might, the shop will roll out flavors that fork out tribute to flowers.

Within Salt & Straw at Disney Springs (McReynolds)

“I consider it is such an incredible partnership to have kind of a small artisan business on this worldwide stage and that Disney would choose a likelihood and partner with us in this way and that individuals from all more than the earth would be fascinated in what we’re performing and what we’re bringing for this outstanding honor,” Kim Malek explained.

The ice cream will be served in traditional waffle cones and cups or guests can just take a pint property.

In addition to ice cream, the shop will be providing a amount of additional merchandise goods which include Tyler’s Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook, tumblers, ice cream scoops, hats, candles, pins and a particular unisex fragrance referred to as “A Whiff of Waffle Cone.”

Scoop and tumbler accessible at Salt & Straw at Disney Springs (McReynolds)

What are Kim and Tyler’s beloved flavors?

“I do not perform favorites. I have produced I imagine it’s possible 1,200 ice lotions in the previous 10 several years,” Tyler Malek said. “I slide in adore with a single flavor just about every thirty day period. I learn almost everything about it — I have so a great deal exciting making it, tasting, and having it and then and then it disappears and there’s a new taste. So there’s a thing magical about that.”


Kim Malek stated her private beloved is the Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper.

The new ice product store is located in in between the AMC Theaters and the Sosa Family members Cigars Co.

Salt & Straw is open up day by day during the Disney Springs working several hours.

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