soft serve ice cream truck ala Mr. Softee?
There was one that would come by Apt. in North Hollywood (Magnolia & Vineland). It was really good and came around twice a week. They sold Soft Serve, Real Ice Cream by the Scoop, and Nachos. It would always be on my street around 7-8pm. It would stop a three places on the block and every stop people would line-up. I must the street was ALL Apartment Complexs, and boy was it ghetto.
I know live near Victory and Coldwater and have yet to see anything like it. Oh do I wish that would roll down my street now.
I've seen ice cream trunks in some neighborhoods, but I don't see soft serve, just the prepackaged bars/cones.
Carvel's one option, there's one on Santa Monica Blvd near Century City, I think.
As I am guessing you like cupcakes from your moniker, Costco as a soft serve ice cream on top of a half cupcake contraption from phillyswirl (http://www.phillyswirl.com/products/c...) that they sell in the freezer section. Surprisingly the ice cream is really soft and they are pretty good.
Unfortunately not a truck and not quite Westside, but Gill's Ice Cream in the Farmer's Market at 3rd and Fairfax has decent soft serve. They even do a chocolate/vanilla swirl.
I keep meaning to try the Carvel at 11037 Santa Monica Blvd but haven't made it yet, so I can't compare.