The Best Frozen Yogurt in Town? It Just Might be Yogurt Stop in West Hollywood
Pinkberry, Menchies, Yogurtland. They're the ubiquitous Los Angeles neighborhood sweet spot. But they've got nothing in taste and uniqueness on more local operations like 21 Flavors. And better yet, Yogurt Stop in West Hollywood.
Gay owned and operated, the innuendo-filled joint — you'll find flavors such as Peanut Butter Princess, I Like Boys-N-Berry and "Bottoms Up" Banana — opened in 2009 with a rousing success. And it's not the naming gimmicks that make Yogurt Stop a must try (but that makes the experience fun, with a twist of community spirit), it's the taste: thick, creamy and flavorful.
I'm Coming Out Cake Batter doesn't have a hint of cake batter like other froyo institutions, it's overwhelmingly batterlicious (just like what Lake Street Creamery does with their ice cream). The name "Fierce" French Vanilla Bean keeps its promise. And Lezbionic Tonic isn't joking around: it's a truly tart mix of acai, blueberry and pomegranate.
As with many froyo operations, Yogurt Stop is self serve with a myriad of toppings to choose from. They have the usual picks, like Captain Crunch, NY Cheesecake, fresh fruit and cookie dough, but also some special ones created by Cake and Art: M&M cooke crumble, the WeHo brownie and a favorite, red velvet cupcake crumble.
So far, there is only one location and plans for expansion, if at all, will be limited. “There will never be a lot of Yogurt Stop locations because we want to retain the special qualities and superior experience that Yogurt Stop delivers all the time,” said co-founder Misti Cooper to media outlets last year.
Located at 8803 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, hours are currently noon to midnight Sunday through Thurssday and through 2 a.m. on weekend nights.