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Yogurt Spoon

Posted by Robyn Urback / Listed on May 31, 2011 / review policy

Yogurt SpoonYogurt Spoon is a new self-serve frozen yogurt joint at Yonge and Wellesley touting itself as the "most affordable, and best tasting." That's at least according to owner Jin, who opened the shop with business partner and friend Jay five weeks ago. "Go to other places," he dares me. "Check their prices. We're definitely lower. And our yogurt tastes better."

Yogurt SpoonYogurt Spoon's $0.45 per ounce does seem pretty good compared to the few other places I can draw off the top of my head (I think Menchie's in the Annex is a little more, for example). But I was going to hold the men to their promise about taste.

Yogurt SpoonWhile not the most extensive variety, Yogurt Spoon offers a respectable 10 flavours of frozen yogurt, two of which are dairy-free (most are also fat-free). I mulled over by the self-serve dispensers, trying to decide between original, raspberry, peach, mango, pineapple, coconut, chocolate, cheesecake, pink grapefruit, and green apple. On Jin's recommendation, I went with the original, mixing in a little mango for good measure. As for toppings, I went with fresh strawberries and little pieces of mochi, a sort of Japanese rice cake that seemed to me more like mini marshmallows.

Yogurt SpoonI'll admit my topping choices were sort of conservative, as Yogurt Spoon's spread of 20 to 30 items includes crushed Oreos, Skor bits, kiwi, gummy bears, fruit "bursts," and Captain Crunch cereal (but it scrapes the roof of your mouth!) to name a few. But I appreciated that most of the fruit looked freshly cut (except for the pineapple bits and a few others), and the strawberries in my cup certainly tasted perfectly ripe. The original flavour was quite creamy, very yogurt-y, while the mango was a little more reminiscent of sorbet. Overall it was quite tasty, though it melted sort of fast, which is never a good thing for a perpetually slow eater such as myself.

Yogurt SpoonFor all the times I've passed by, Yogurt Spoon always seems remarkably busy, despite the unfavourable weather earlier this month. "It's going really well," Jin says. "We're hoping to open more later this year."

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JT / May 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Yutopia's $0.39 an ounce. Technically price-wise, they're not the most affordable..
Clarence Johnson / May 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Lactose FREE ... thank you Jesus. I'm all over this tonight.
sean / May 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm
how much did yours come to?
Miranda / May 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm
How sanitary are the self-serve yogurt taps (or whatever they are called)? I cringe at the thought of someone sticking their head under it and pulling down the nozzle into their mouth. Ewww!
Richard replying to a comment from Miranda / May 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm
Why would someone do that? What a ridiculous thing to worry about. I pity you.
Justin / May 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Miranda clearly never leaves her house. But I do and I'm heading there in 15 minutes to try this place. I will report back!
min / May 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm
I'm loving this self serve yogurt trend that seems to be catching toronto by storm!
It just seems to be tastier if I had to work to get it.

I like yogurt spoon for when I crave fruit flavoured yogurt
and I like menchies for richer cake flavoured yogurt (red velvet cake YUM!)

Michelle / May 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm
How does it compare to Menchies? I have a couple deal vouchers for them, but I'm curious about this place... the dairy free options of grapefruit and green apple especially! Anyone taste those yet??
Parker replying to a comment from Miranda / May 31, 2011 at 01:00 pm
Agreed, that seems like a very silly thing to worry about. Self-serve yogurt is huge in the States, and I've never heard of anyone there sticking their head under the mozzle.

I HAVE heard of someone wandering into a Toronto coffee shop and taking a big swig of milk from the milk jug on the milk and sugar servery. Perhaps you should be "ew" -ing that instead.
Parker replying to a comment from Parker / May 31, 2011 at 01:06 pm
Er, nozzle, not mozzle, sorry. But I stick with my argument.
Frank the Prank / May 31, 2011 at 01:30 pm
Whoever wrote "FroYo" needs a kick in the butt! It's called Frozen Yogurt... call it that.
min replying to a comment from Michelle / May 31, 2011 at 02:05 pm
I find them equally good!
But if you like fruit flavours, I tend to favour yogurt spoon a bit.
menchies also has fruit flavoured ones but they are consistantly rotating the flavours and so far everytime I'm at yogurt spoon there are always fruit flavours.
Sean / May 31, 2011 at 03:01 pm
Frozen Yogurt = FroYo

FroYo = F Y
Miranda / May 31, 2011 at 03:25 pm
I guess you've never gotten hammered and gone to Burger King late at night ...
Frank the Prank replying to a comment from Sean / May 31, 2011 at 03:31 pm
Or FroYo: What a Black guy from the Seventies with a massive afro says when he enters a yogurt shop:

"Fro? Yo!"
AshM / May 31, 2011 at 04:00 pm
FroYo... as in "Hund Cal FroYo" - Harvard Sailing Team; Boys will be girls... YouTube video...
Intolerant replying to a comment from Clarence Johnson / May 31, 2011 at 05:05 pm
Are all flavours lactose free or just the ones that are dairy free?
raien / May 31, 2011 at 05:06 pm
Honestly, if these self-serve FroYo companies in Toronto dig deeper on some really tasty flavors they should look into Yogurtland and Pinkberry's 40+ choices. I can't believe none of these locations have Taro Flavor? *Thumbs-down*
Meera / May 31, 2011 at 06:45 pm
Thank you for putting the note about dairy-free options in the post header -- I never would have imagined that I'd find vegan choices at a 'yogurt' place! Yum!
Neil / May 31, 2011 at 08:09 pm
I visited here this afternoon after reading this post with my girlfriend. Very impressed!
Staff greeted us as soon as we walked in and proceeded to show us how to operate the machines, et cetera. The yogurt was incredible as well. Very fresh and tasty. Will be returning for sure.
Justin / May 31, 2011 at 09:40 pm
raien: Taro flavour? Barf. Only place I've seen that sell well for an ice cream company is in China.

Miranda: I judged you too quickly. I, too, enjoy going to BK late at night while drunk. No guzzling from the tap yet though. Maybe in the near future?

Went as promised in my earlier comment and was very pleased. Yogurt was great, there were tons of toppings and the staff was awesome. It's really easy to spend more than you intend because the cups are one size only (I ended up spending about $7 because I filled it like the pig that I am) but I enjoyed every fucking bite. My SO complained that Yogen Fruz has more berries for toppings but some people, amirite?
mona / June 1, 2011 at 01:46 am
Love, love, love this place. We've been 3 times in the last two weeks. (And we even went to Menchie's on Bloor for a comparison.) The toppings are fresher at Yogurt Spoon (fruit is cut at smaller portions than Menchie's) and the polite asian boy is always so pleasant! Raspberry, Original and Pineapple are great flavours.
joester / June 1, 2011 at 10:40 am
Dairy free? So it's not "Yogurt" then, just regular soft serve ice cream
Ally / June 1, 2011 at 11:32 am
I quite like the Yogurt Spoon - tasty and yeah, they're quite cheap. I still think Menchie's craps all over everyone though.

I agree with mona - the service at Yogurt Spoon is always amazing!
gurty / June 1, 2011 at 03:42 pm
Check out their facebook page!
They have ongoing deals like "check-in deals". I think a service provider called Dealio provided them the service. Anyways I love this place!
mak replying to a comment from min / June 1, 2011 at 04:33 pm
thats one thing i dont like about menchies (they have one up in vaughan) every time i go theres different flavors which is good if you like to try new things, but if you like a particlaur flavor kinds sucks
Mike / June 1, 2011 at 06:42 pm
Hey! I was browsing the web today and I randomly found a pretty cool Toronto daily deal coupon website that has loads of websites all in one simple page with no ads or popups. Looks pretty cool, thought I'd share it ;)
Jin / June 2, 2011 at 01:45 am
Just want to let people know who likes "dairy free"option,they are not yogurt it's
Italian sorbet made with 100% spring water with flavour of
"Green apple" or "Pink grapefruit"
TJ / June 2, 2011 at 03:50 pm
Size and weight is deceiving with that cup. While it is good, I'm not sure I can spend almost $7 for a cup of "yogurt dessert". For that amount (or an extra buck or two), I'd rather have crepes/waffles with ice cream.
Jess replying to a comment from JT / June 3, 2011 at 12:37 am
"Steeles Avenue East, Markham"
hm... the reason is pretty clear.
One on markham, one on young street downtown.
The rent for the two stores are from two different worlds.
Beside, Yutopia don't have that many choices.
johnr replying to a comment from Jess / June 3, 2011 at 02:33 pm
Pacific Mall rent is 4x what Yonge St. costs....but the units are smaller in size.
Annia / June 3, 2011 at 05:06 pm
Was just here today. It was $0.49/ounce... is the 5 cent discount for Dealio checkins?
Also, I can vouch for the grapefruit/green apple dairy-free combo!
chino / June 3, 2011 at 08:28 pm
Just visited, got the chocolate/cheesecake mix. It was good although it did cost me about $10 with all the toppings i put in. Warning: to those who like to add a lot of stuff on their mix, you'd be surprised on how expensive it can get.
mary / June 4, 2011 at 08:21 pm
Great article, I live so close but never knew about this place! Ive been to all the yogurt shops on Bloor and I would say yogurt spoon tastes better then all except for Mon Berri though it does beat them with amounts of flavors...

I only eat the tart yogurt so its okay.. you just need to watch how much you put in your bowl because it can still get pricey!

Have you noticed that the Asian run frozen yogurt shops have much friendlier workers?? not to be racist
Erica / June 6, 2011 at 10:22 am
I tried the dairy-free green apple and it tasted like a Jolly Rancher. If they get chocolate/vanilla dairy-free options I'll be going back...otherwise not so much...
jennifer / July 22, 2011 at 03:11 pm
Yogurt spoon is great! I actually like this place better than Menchies or Yoyo's. Their yogurt selection tastes much lighter- and I loved the two dairy free flavours (green apple and grapefruit)

Will go again!
Jessie replying to a comment from JT / August 1, 2011 at 02:10 pm
Probably because yutopia is in Markham but not downtown center. I believe the store rent price have a big different.
Jesse / August 2, 2011 at 02:58 pm
The yogurt was pretty good. It seems lighter than other places like YoYo's and yogurty's which feel really heavy and I don't want in a frozen yogurt. I live near Menchie's on Bloor and that's my go-to, though the lovely lady working here made my day.
Deb / May 21, 2012 at 10:43 am
Yogurt Spoon has TARO flavour! It was the only "low-fat" (not non-fat) flavour they had when I went, and it was the BEST! Soooo good.

Henry / August 7, 2012 at 07:21 pm
They are now $0.55/ounce. It is not the cheapest. It is one of the most expensive. I really like the taro flavour, but I am afraid they will close down because I never see anyone in there.
Greek Yogurt / November 11, 2012 at 08:28 am
Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological globe all
is available on web?

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