Salt & Straw@FOODiNG’s

Salt & Straw

586 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

b/t Octavia St & Laguna St 
Hayes Valley

Attire: Casual

Price: $$ for ice cream

Service: Friendly and lots of sampling!

Photo of Salt & Straw - San Francisco, CA, United States. Salt & Straw:  In Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Outside view.

Who don’t like sweets and extravagant flavors?! I love how they have seasonal flavors and condiments. I chose the Honey Lavender today, if you do like Lavender items this will please you. The aroma is awesome. Once you walk into the store, you can smell the sweetness of the waffle cones in the making! You need to come and give this new place a try. It’s fairly new in Hayes Valley, but I know there are a few more other stores around the bay area + Seattle.

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The ice cream is definitely on the sweeter side.

You can do a bunch of tastings before you decide on your favorite. If you really just love a few, they have the tasting flight which they allow you to pick about 3 flavors to indulge. I would recommend the tasting if you have a group of people, with your kids or just because you love ice cream.

The service may be a bit on the slower side because people do ask for samples, so there may be those few who tastes many flavors. If you don’t have much time, they have the prepacked pints in the fridge for you to take on the go.

Photo of Salt & Straw - San Francisco, CA, United States. December 2017 Holiday Flavor Pints


Respecting Your Kids

Respecting your little ones is important

  • Give them the respect you want to receive. Don’t think because they are kids, they won’t understand. Learning starts from day 1 when they come to this world. Every day is a learning lesson for them. As a baby, they are examining the world looking through their pupil to see what kind of environment they are in, how their parents are interacting with them. As toddlers, they continue to explore the world with a cautious eye. If you haven’t heard before, your child is a mini version of you. So mommies and daddy’s should be aware of how you act!

I say this with true story in mind: My daughter is currently 4 years old and little do we know what is going on in their brain, she copies lots of habits and talking gestures that are similar to her dad and I.  One morning, I described her sister KitCat doing an action that meant no good. I asked Belle what she thinks the teacher would say? She answered, “Shit, What the F word”. I was really shock because she used the term correctly at the given moment. Instead of saying No you are wrong, I took this as a learning lesson for the both of us.

What did I learn from this incident? 

  1. This is a big notation to myself that my daughter is actually listening to our “adult” conversation at all times even when unexpected.
  2. She really understands more than I thought.
  3. Instead of yelling at her, I wanted to take the time to explain to her what the word means and why it is inappropriate to use. Even if you feel kids don’t know, I suggest to continue talking and educating them as if they understand 100% completely. If you do so, they will know you have true respect for them and they also learn the reasons behind your teaching.
  4. Acknowledge you are wrong. I know sometimes it’s hard for adults to say to kids that we are wrong but if something is wrong, you need to set an example letting them know. “Yes, I’ve made a mistake and I apologize.” Teaching them about HONESTY is very important to their growth mindset.
  5. A good approach I use to teach my kids about “respect” is through reading books. This also helps build their vocabulary and interest in reading! If you don’t have know what books to start reading, click here for some suggestions & recommendations. 


For the next blog, I would like to share with you HONESTY.

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