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DeSoto Pharmacy & Soda Shoppe

Health and beauty, Drugstores Canoga Park

"From banana splits to wheelchairs" goes the motto at De Soto Pharmacy, opened in 1959 and recently given its close-up on True Blood. Tucked inside, the 27-year-old ice cream parlor and soda fountain is a sweet-toothed throwback to the Eisenhower era. The sturdy wood paneling, vintage Coke signs and Rockwell-perfect banana splits and sundaes—made with quality ice creams such as local Fosselman's, Oregon's Cascade and Lappert's from Hawaii—prove they really don't make them like they used to. If cherry malts, egg creams, and Kauai pies might spoil your appetite, there are sandwiches and salads, too. Just save room for the ice cream-aided soda float ($4.95) dramatically served in a cold, chocolate-dipped glass.

By: Hadley Tomicki


Venue name: DeSoto Pharmacy & Soda Shoppe
Address: 20914 Roscoe Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm
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