After all of the closings or relocations that have been happening recently around town, it's nice to finally be able to report an opening. Again, we'd like to thank one of our readers for telling us about this great new spot...we love our readers! Please keep the suggestions coming!
What it is: Several weeks ago, Tutti Frutti opened up in the Hope Valley Square shopping center that is also home to Onlyburger, the post office, Pops Backdoor South, and Rick's Diner. It is a great place to stop by with the kids and get a frozen yogurt, so we headed on over there last week to check it out. If you've ever been to Orange Leaf in Chapel Hill, it's a similar concept. You pick your container, then fill it from one or several of the frozen yogurt flavors dispensed on the wall. Then, you walk over to topping dispensers and select none, one, or as many as you would like to top off your treat. Then, your creation is weighed, and you pay according to weight! Brilliant, right? My son tried chocolate with M&M's as usual while I samples the strawberry topped with kiwi, strawberries, and Captain Crunch cereal (really, it was delicious).
What we liked: We love the fact that you pay according to weight so you can have as many toppings and flavors mixed together as you want...you never know what your kid is going to want to try. Plus, since you pay by weight, you can get as little as you like for your toddler that always eats two bites and then is "done". In addition, our two portions only came out to $3.50 for a reasonable amount which I thought was a great price! The yogurt and toppings are tasty, and they offer little cups for free samples if you ask. One of the free sample was a perfect amount for my littlest to enjoy as his older brother had a bigger portion. The decor and seating was also cool and funky and my toddler had a great time sitting in the chairs. On a nice day there are also benches outside.
What we would change: The only drawback for us was that we couldn't figure out a great park that was nearby to stop at after our treat. Does anyone know of one that we forgot about? We ended up heading to Cook Rd. playground which wasn't too far.
Website and other important information:
Address: 3710 Shannon Rd, Ste 116, Durham, NC 27707
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
(the frozen yogurt)
(my son's chocolate)
(my strawberry creation)