Glendale welcomes Yoga-urt, a dessert shop carrying dairy-free, kosher, non-GMO, organic frozen yogurt.
Glendale’s Kenneth Village is a already destination for foodies, pedestrians, and yoga students (Yoga Vibe LA at the Village). Now it is a destination for the newest vegan soft-serve frozen desserts; the new shop on the block is Yoga-urt. The vibe for the location is reminiscent of the chill hangout of a yoga studio with features like the whimsical blackboard inviting fun messages at the front door and the outdoor seating area at the back. It’s no accident that the space feels like a yoga studio, and that the name riffs off the yoga/yogurt word play. Yoga-urt founder Melissa Schulman’s inspiration emerged during a year she spent taking a break from her project management career and immersing herself in her yoga practice, taking teacher training, going on retreat, working in a yoga studio…and dreaming of a yogurt bar, but not just any yogurt bar.
Melissa set her sights on dairy-free, kosher, non-GMO, organic, and delicious. Research and development for a unique set of recipes began in 2014; the team included Ayurvedically influenced chef Meredith Sarah Klein and menu and product innovator Jim Broussalian. Their creations are definitely delicious. Yoga-urt’s smooth and creamy soft serve made-from-scratch options have an almond cashew base and four strains of live probiotics. Personally, I couldn’t name a favorite, especially with flavors like peanut butter prana, salted caramel Zen, chocolate bliss, calming coconut chai, green tea tranquility, strawberry serenity, and Ganesha’s sweet greens (with kale and spinach). Toppings include superfoods like goji berries and mulberries as well as fresh fruits, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and even vegan gummy bears. Smoothies, coffee, and tea round out the menu. Whatever part of town you usually frequent, head to Kenneth Village and try all the flavors.
VegNews Magazine lists Yoga-urt in the 8 Best Places for Vegan Frozen Yogurt.
1407 W Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA 91201