Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Central Coast Froyo: Yogurt Creations Has Closed in San Luis Obispo

Fro-yo girl here. San Luis Obispo, one of the largest cities on the Central Coast, has been a hotbed of froyo shop activity. Years before cities like Santa Maria had froyo, SLO had multiple frozen yogurt shops like Bali’s, Country Culture and Froggie’s. Bali’s had self-serve froyo years before anyone else in the area.

As froyo took off, other shops opened, like Yogurt Creations (the first of the newer self-serve froyo shops), Dlish, Teaberry, Snofari and Yogurtland. Many of these shops were very close to each other. Older shops closed, including Bali’s in 2015.

Yogurt Creations opened in downtown SLO in 2008. I visited a few months after it opened. I noticed that they only had one tart flavor at the time. Yogurt Creations became the dominant player in the area, with locations in Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Atascadero and at Cal Poly. I was able to try Bali's before it closed and I preferred Bali's to Yogurt Creations.

The Yogurt Creations location in downtown SLO recently closed. It was a great location but also very close to Teaberry and Yogurtland. There is considerably less froyo in downtown SLO now but more froyo in the Central Coast area.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* YOGURT CREATIONS: 1075 Court St., Ste. 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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