Wanting to create a space that resembled the peaceful ambiance of a yoga studio, yet served delicious frozen yogurt, Melissa Schulman opened the first Yoga-urt in Glendale in July 2015. Her goal of creating a dairy-free soft serve that carried the same digestive and immune health benefits of frozen yogurt has achieved much success over the past four years, leading to the opening of its new location in Echo Park in June 2019.
“My vision to create a space that serves deliciously creamy vegan soft serve has proven successful as it’s been well-received by all of our Glendale community,” says Melissa Schulman, founder of Yoga-urt. “We are thrilled for this new opportunity to offer our sweet treats into the Echo Park community and are determined to continue to spread the word on all of the goodness Yoga-urt has to offer.
Since Schulman conceptualized the idea in 2012, Yoga-urt’s team has overtaken an extensive recipe developing process. To date, they serve over twenty-five distinctive and popular rotating flavors that are all-organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and enhanced with four probiotic strains and 100% vegan.
The creamy soft serve uses the highest quality, premium ingredients on the market (with creamy almond and cashew milk as its base with adding the four following four probiotic strains: L. casei, L. rhamnosus, L.acidophilus, L.bifidum) with no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Handcrafted on-site, popular flavors like Strawberry Serenity, Pistachio Passion, Blue Warrior/Cracker Jacks, Radiant Colden Rose and more will be available along with new menu items including: a new rotating flavor, kombucha on tap by Humm Kombucha and their homemade almond milk and almond flour available for purchase.
Located at 2211 W. Sunset Blvd., customers who visit the new store over June 8 & 9 between the hours of 2-4pm will be eligible for a free mini. “We’re honored to introduce our organic, better-for-you sweets to a new neighborhood and look forward to being a part of this community” says Schulman.
Yoga-urt will be open daily from 12pm-11pm after Grand Opening inviting foodies surrounding the Dodgertown area to satisfy their sweet-tooth cravings – whether it is a pint to go, or a soft serve in a house-made gluten-free cone.