696 Pine St, Burlington
What is going on at this place? I know the business was sold, that fell through and then the taco place next door took over, but come on... If you have posted hours keep them. Service aside, the Yogurt is the best I've ever had... I hope management gets their act together and doesn't ruin a good thing.
Please bring back the mochi!
Yay!! Finally back open with new owners but still the same if not better froyo. My personal fav is Summer Berry but they are all good. Fair prices and locally sourced ingredients. Thank you SoYo!
Burlington lacks FroYo places and I am so glad this decided to open back up! Their Froyo is tangy and delicious and they have a small selection of flavors. Toppings are priced per topping instead of by weight (FroYo priced by cup size). They had four flavors (original, Nutella, caramel, berry which was dairy free) when we visited and they were more than happy to give us samples to try before we decided! Inside is a bit spartan, but they had a few high tops and one table. Not a ton of flavors nor toppings, but definitely fulfills my simple FroYo needs.
This is the real deal!!! Amazingly awesome stuff.
Great frozen yogurt
Tangy frozen yogurt that tastes like yogurt, served in four different sizes, with any fixin's you like (including apparently real maple syrup in a squeeze bottle for topping). They had three flavors when we went; maple, and who cares about the other two when there's maple. The tanginess of the yogurt did tend to overpower the faint, natural maple flavor. I threw walnuts and heath bars on mine. Bare-bones interior; eat in or take out.
SoYo Fro Yo is pretty good, but tasted more like yogurt than I was expecting -- all other frozen yogurt I've ever had tasted closer to ice cream, while this had a distinct yogurt taste. It also wasn't super cheap for the amount of froyo given, but it was good.
Resist the urge to follow the crowds to Ben & Jerry's & opt for all natural, locally-sourced, original flavors of Soyo yoghurt -- and often a vegan option --with a smorgasbord of toppings. And if you have reason to celebrate, call to order a custom cake - it will blow your mind with its deliciousness.
My husband an I go here WAY too much, and it's perfect & delicious every time! All of their products are as fresh, and local as possible. They always have incredible produce (VT strawberries, raspberries, black berries, etc.). It's also really awesome to see an establishment that offers specific menu items that are not just a healthy alternative, but also vegan options are available sometimes as well. I'd highly recommend their Nutella flavored yogurt if they have it, or the protein smoothie, it's absolutely prenominal!
Love your yogurt , I've been a little underwhelmed by the customer service my last two visits...
I just was walking past SOYO and felt the need to stop in. I am so glad I did and this was an awesome treat. I ended up getting blueberry and fruity pebbles mix and was very tasty. The staff were beyond nice and the price was spot on! Next time in Burlington, I will make sure to stop and get some yogurt! Big Fan!
Fast service, different flavors each time
This is healthy, delicious and nothing artificially added frozen yogurt. Made locally, small batch and organic. Frozen Yogurt chains add soy oil and a long list of ingredients no one can pronounce to their product, but not SOYO! they don't have as many choices as the chains do, but the quality is immensely better!
Second time I've tried to order a protein smoothie and was told they were out of one ingredient or another. On this occasion it was "Oh, I only have a quarter of a banana. And let me check if we have protein. We're actually out of that. Do you want a different smoothie?" Don't advertise something if you don't have it. Customer service has gotten really terrible too. Not interested in paying five dollars for frozen yogurt and rude bitties.
I love SoYo!! It is expensive, but it's worth it to support the local creameries and topping producers. This is a great place to get a treat and not feel too guilty about it. Absolutely my favorite.
Quick, friendly service and the variety of flavors make this an easy local business to support. Plus, you get 10% off with a receipt from adjacent New World Tortilla. Great little place!
Best tasting frozen yogurt ever, mango my favorite ! I hear they make maple though and haven't tried it yet ! Yum
I love frozen yogurt and have had it a bunch of different places but we were given free samples and it tasted like soured milk it was really bad . I would not recommend this place at all. I hope you have better luck than we did.
Ate dinner over here and happen to sit next to this frozen yogurt smoothie place. It was really good. They had some unique flavors and it's really refreshing to eat while walking around. They have a few tables next to i you can sit at as well
Wow! Taste Riot, dance party of the buds. Headed into Burlington tomorrow to get one of every flavor.
I went into Soyo with high expectations due to yelp telling me that it's better than Orange Leaf downtown. There are pros and cons to this place though. The pros: -Parking is very convenient as they have their own lot in the back -Right next to Zero Gravity Brewery -Kiddie size is offered (yay!) -Rotating flavors that provide variety every time you go The cons: -More expensive than Orange Leaf -Less flavors to choose from than Orange Leaf -You can't put on your own toppings and they charge extra -Charge by cup size instead of weight I enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere at Soyo is very different than the lively atmosphere downtown of Orange Leaf. A suggestion would be to sit at the outdoor patio of Zero Brew Gravity which is a much nicer scene. The inside of Soyo is very small and so is the outdoor space. I don't necessarily think this place is better than Orange Leaf. It really depends on what you like in terms of atmosphere and how you get your froyo. I do give this place props for being more convenient in parking, which can be a pain downtown.
Awesome customer service and fresh, local, and delicious froyo with creative and classic toppings alike!
This is hands down the best frozen yogurt on the planet. Local ingredients and creative flavors! Please open a store in North Carolina so I can have this everyday.
This place sells heaven in a cup! There is nothing like them. I prefer the sharp tanginess of plain yogurt, finding the candy-like sweetness of most flavored yogurts much too much. Well, this is the frozen equivalent of buying plain yogurt and sweetening at home. This most recent trip I got half chocolate and half strawberry rhubarb with salted caramel chocolate candies. It was absolute perfection. It's probably good for me and my wallet that I don't live closer. The staff are delightful, too.
My favorite! Small batch, fresh toppings and great service...what's not to like! I've been here more times than I care to admit and cycle to burn it all off!! :-) Great work!!
There's a lot of downsides to an interminable winter season, one of which is SoYo's winter break. I totally appreciate that the frozen dessert biz takes a big hit during the protracted period of subzero temps known around here as ski season, so I don't fault them for closing up shop for January and February, but we so miss them in the off season. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, so I was indeed jazzed to reunite with my favorite Pine Street treat on Monday, puffy coat and all. What makes me a regular at the hot pink walled froyo spot that confuses out of towners and locals alike with its quirky name? It's the three P's they're rocking. Product, people, placement. The tangy frozen treat is unbeatable in the refreshing realm, with a light enough body to balance out the many sweet toppings on offer (try as I might to branch out, except for that one time I got experimental on the mochi, I tend to gravitate toward the brownies, nuts, and Reese's pieces). Flavors rotate regularly, and none come across as artificial. If anything, those more accustomed to a highly saccharine chain froyo experience might find the flavors lacking. I, however, appreciate the subtlety of fruit flavors tasting fruity, not chemically infused. Sample them all, if you can't decide on the menu names alone. They'll also let you go halfsies with two flavors. And unlimited chocolate sauce and honey ensure you've got something sweet to cut the tart yogurt after you've scarfed all the toppings. The people behind the counter are great. Friendly, knowledgable, and willing to wear a tee shirt in March. Tip them if you appreciate genuine service. Placement- really I'm talking location. While it may be a downside for some who want to foot it from downtown, I find it's quiet pine street address a plus. You avoid the long lines of the lakeside creemee joints, can bank on a (free) parking spot, and it's got plenty of indoor seating for when your craving strikes before it's warm enough to take things outside. When it is, there's a picnic table out front and a funky (but not super functional - it's a slippery seat) bench made from snowboards as well as a little grassy bank to park yourself while enjoying one fine local treat. Go there when you've had a bad day or a rad day. That trusty wooden spoon will cure what ails ya or pump up the jams. Fan for life!
I like the frozen yogurt. Not many choices but that is okay.
I have an ice cream problem, which has only been exacerbated by living in Ben & Jerry's country. SoYo helps save me from myself. They always have Original, which is delightful, and three other flavors that rotate weekly. I regularly check to see what's on for the week and plot swinging by on my drive home. Favorites are Nutella, Mocha and Key Lime Pie. I love how dedicated they are to being as local as possible, from the ingredients they put in the yogurt, to the toppings (which includes, everything from sprinkles and graham crackers to donuts) and fresh fruit. Keep an eye on what packed pints are available when you go in and snag one for at home!
I come here at least weekly. I love all the flavors and healthy fruit toppings. Love that they don't add sugar and a bunch of junk to their yogurt, and you can taste it. Always friendly staff. Parking is a pain, so walk!! Cassis and Nutella are my favorites!
If I go for frozen yogurt in Burlington, I go to Soyo. (This review has been slightly edited from the first time I wrote it because I gave some inaccurate information. Soyo's owner commented on my review (see below) and I'm updating my info so that it more accurately reflects reality). Soyo is a locally owned frozen yogurt shop that (as much as possible) uses local ingredients to flavor its frozen yogurt or as toppings that can be sprinkled on the top of their frozen yogurt. Soyo features four flavors each week. They are often dictated by which fruits are in season (for example, when it's blueberry season locally, Soyo will feature blueberry yogurt that uses local VT blueberries as one of its four flavors and will also offer fresh local blueberries as a topping). Plain is always one of the four options. Soyo uses real plain yogurt in its base. They get tubs of yogurt fresh every week from Kingdom Creamery in East Hardwick, VT. Kingdom Creamery also provides their custom-made milk and sugar base fresh each week. All of Soyo's flavors contain that custom nonfat milk/sugar mix, real nonfat plain yogurt, and some emulsifiers that allow that fresh mixture to maintain its consistency in the freezing process. Without them, the yogurt would freeze solid in the machines. Unlike most chains, with SoYo, you know your frozen yogurt was made fresh in shop using 100% Vermont dairy, real ingredients and no artificial flavors. I choose to go to Soyo over the chain frozen yogurt place that moved onto College street last year (Orange Blossom) but to be fair, from what I can tell, the two brands of frozen yogurt contain roughly the same nutrition profile. Orange Blossom features well over a dozen flavors and you can serve yourself, whereas Soyo offers its four more-locally-geared flavors and a server serves you. Both places offer a wide variety of toppings, though I doubt Orange Blossom's are local). I do think the Soyo flavors taste better than its competition, plus it's local, plus by having a server serve me, I tend not to over do it and walk out with a gallon of frozen yogurt ;) People often choose frozen yogurt as a dessert because they think its much healthier than other dessert options, when in actuality it's not really. Generally, frozen yogurt contains little to no fat and for some reason people tend to think that's better for them than ice cream or other desserts, but time and again studies have shown that full-fat dairy products (or at the very least low fat) are more fully absorbed into the body, giving the eater the most nutritional benefit. Not all fat is bad for you. I do like the fact that Soyo's plain flavor has about twice the protein of its other flavors. In general, if I'm going to eat a sugary treat, I've always craved high fat ones. They generally have more protein to balance out the sugar absorption into my system, leaving me with more energy. Additionally, high fat desserts tend to have more nutritional value than low fat ones (not always, but often). So, I do sometimes go to Soyo when I'm craving it. But I always have a junior or a small size and remember that I'm essentially eating sugar, so try to balance it with a healthy meal before or after. Buying local is important, and I like that Soyo uses local ingredients when possible, but what I'd really prefer is that they use regular full-fat and low-fat yogurt so that I could get some real nutrition in my frozen yogurt, protein, calcium, etc.
LOVE Soyo! Perfect addition to a town filled with high fat, super sugary ice cream. I love the slight tang that their frozen yogurt has, the variable flavors, and the abundance of toppings. A little pricey, but you get quality without the guilt. My favorite has been the mango yogurt with coconut topping and mochi topping. Yum! Can't wait to try the fall flavors (they suggest apple froyo with cinnamon toast crunch topping to make an "apple pie"). Delish!
In the mood for froyo and found this gem on yelp. I was a bit stunned because I expected it to be a self serve froyo place since I've been so use to it, but it is NOT. I got a medium with 2 toppings which costs ~$6.50. It's pricy but expected. Medium is a pretty big size for just me, may recommend a small instead. I chose the original tart flavor which tastes pretty good. The thing i like about self serve is you can use as many toppings and yogurt your heart desires. I felt like I had alot of yogurt ( good) but not enough toppings (bad). There's a parking lot in the back and they do have a back door that leads to the front. The long hallway has plenty of bathrooms. The parking lot especially at night is pretttyyyy creepy. So try not to go there by yourself. The location for this place is really far from church st Burlington (30 min walk, 6 min drive). We actually passed this place twice because the sign is pretty small and there's nothing really around the area. It's my first froyo place in VT and it tastes really good but I don't think I would drive out of my way since its the middle of nowhere, unless I'm around.
Drizzle a touch of the FREE Vermont honey on your yogurt. It makes it even more tasty! It's on the counter just to the right of the register.
Get one free topping. Located next to New Word Tortilla, 696 Pine Street. Take a photo of your yogurt.
Orange chocolate :)
The mint chocolate was too minty!
696 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401