A few years back I was one of those annoying people lamenting the fact that the States were privy to many DIY frozen yogurt shops while Toronto had none. Now I see exactly how my wishes have turned on me, since the stretch of Bloor West between Spadina to just west of Bathurst is now dotted with three of them. I’ve visited Menchie’s previously but it’s definitely worth welcoming the newest shop Yogurty’s (527 Bloor St. West & various locations) to the Annex.
It may seem like a small detail, but I really like the design of Yogurty’s bowls. They’ve been designed in-house and I dig the use of mixed media (illustration and photography) because it feels like they’re screaming: “Grab me. Fill me.”
Yogurty’s features 16 individual flavours “on tap” (on rotation from their many possibilities) and while I usually gravitate to Tart (which tastes like plain yogurt), they sometimes have Pomegranate Tart which is a new favourite. I do think they have a leg up on the competition because their unique flavours taste exactly how they’re named, from Red Velvet and Root Beer to Cotton Candy and Chocolate Peanut Butter.
For those who lean fruitier, there’s also Grapefruit, Lime and Coconut Swirl. Each flavour card includes nutritional info so you can judge exactly what you’ve gotten yourself into. Manager Dimitri Alexandris says at his Bloor St. West location Red Velvet, Tart and Chocolate Peanut Butter are the most popular.
In part 2, we get tips from an expert on how to curb your fro-yo enthusiasm to create a healthy bowl, plus find out what it takes to create the most decadent treat at Yogurty’s.
Yogurty’s / 527 Bloor St. West & various locations
647 344 6223 / Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-midnight, Fri & Sat 11am-1am