Salt & Straw ice cream opening in Palo Alto this month

There is some serious artisan ice cream coming to Silicon Valley.

On the heels of its recent opening in Burlingame, eccentric Portland-based Salt & Straw is opening its first Silicon Valley scoop shop in Palo Alto. The opening is slated for late November and the  shop will be located at 250 University Street.

Co-founder Tyler Malek is known for using top-notch ingredients in his seasonal lineups of ice creams and sorbets. He’s also known for super wacky holiday flavors, like turkey and stuffing ice cream. And starting Nov. 2, you’ll be able to taste those and other Thanksgiving flavors at all open Area locations, including in Burlingame and San Francisco.

Look for Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, made with marshmallow and maple sugar caramelized Oregon pecans, as well as the simple yet tantalizing Spiced Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Pie, mashed pumpkin folded into goat-cheese ice cream sprinkled with pumpkin pie spices. And, there are two new flavors: a vegan Roasted Cranberry Sauce Sorbet and Roasted Peach & Sage Cornbread stuffing.

Live in San Mateo County and can’t wait for the Palo Alto opening? Stop by Salt & Straw’s limited-time pop-up at Tacolicious in Palo Alto on Nov. 4 (5-7 p.m.), Nov. 11 (6-8 p.m.) and Nov. 18 (6-8 p.m.) for scoops of Salt & Straw’s Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and Sightglass Coffee Cashew Praline ice creams with a mini churro from Tacolicious for $2. Tacolicious is located at 632 Emerson St., Palo Alto. For more information, visit Salt & Straw.