Yum, yum: Yogurty’s froyo

It didn’t take us long for us to hustle down the street when we heard a new frozen yogurt shop had set up in our ‘hood! Today we give you the scoop on Yogurty’s, where you can get soft-serve, serve-yourself frozen yogurt, a.k.a. the latest and greatest place for a cool treat in the city. 

The cute shop at 652 Queen Street West.

The hook at Yogurty’s is that you get to serve yourself, choosing exactly what you want. Start with the yogurt from the soft-serve machines lining the walls. Choose from a variety of delicious flavours, including banana split, peanut butter, red velvet, vanilla and chocolate. There’s also a “twist” handle for a combination of two from one machine!

Anticipating a first taste of Yogurtys.

Next, stroll past the toppings bar and create the ultimate sundae from your childhood fantasies. Fixin’s include fresh fruit, nuts, candies, coconut, chocolate, cookies, cheesecake bits, sprinkles… all the usual suspects, plus many more.

This topping bar is dazzling.

Don’t get too excited by all the toppings: you’re paying by weight! Once you’ve finished, the lovely cashiers will weigh your customized creation and tell you exactly how much you owe.

Dessert by weight.

This delicious sundae (tart and red velvet yogurt, topped with strawberries, kiwi, peanuts & fresh coconut) cost around $5:

Red velvet + fresh fruit = love.

The verdict from the fourth floor? Love! Nearly all of us have made the pilgrimage down the street at least once. This treat isn’t too damaging for your waistline either: all the yogurts are non-fat or low-fat, with calorie counts starting around 35/cal per oz. Just watch your toppings (opt for fruit), and you’re good!

Our only complaint? It definitely takes a while. We stopped by on a (beautiful & sunny) Thursday afternoon, and there were about 6 people in line. To move each person through the line, making their selections and serving themselves takes some time. Not sure how that will work out in the middle of a heatwave in the summer, once the word spreads. Despite that, it’s a definite must-go and we think it’s worth the wait. The yogurt is delicious, store and toppings bar are clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Getting a chocolate fix.
Not in our neighbourhood? Not a problem! According to their website, there are a ton of locations opening across Toronto, including Bathurst & Bloor, Bloor West Village, Liberty Village, The Beaches, and more. Make sure you stop by! Say hi to the rock-it promo staff when you inevitably bump into us indulging in an afternoon treat. 🙂

Find them on Twitter @yogurtys or Facebook here.