Froyo arrives in Ottawa with all its tarty goodness
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 26 September 2012 18:51
While the days of ice cream are far from numbered, frozen yogurt joints are popping up all over North America, and the Canadian capital of Ottawa is embracing the trend with the recent opening of Spoon. Located on Clarence Street off of Dalhousie Street in the ByWard Market neighbourhood, Spoon lets visitors pile practically whatever they want onto their frozen yogurt, which also comes in dozens of flavours. Fruity Pebbles cereal? Sure. Peanut butter cups? Why not? Froyo lovers can make their choices and pay by the ounce.
Families with small children staying at Ottawa accommodations needn't amble far from their lodgings to enjoy an alternative to ice cream, and better yet, they can put together the craziest concoctions.
While people might not travel to Ontario just to have some froyo, this should by no means prevent visitors from trying out Spoon in Ottawa or Yo Yo's Yogurt Cafe in London. When first-timers enter an establishment like Spoon, they could be overwhelmed by the nearly 50 toppings and more than a dozen types of yogurt in front of them. After taking a deep breath, it's time to take the plunge and just go for it.
Red velvet, peanut butter, chocolate and plain-and-simple tart are just a handful of the froyo flavours, and the toppings can range from fruity bites like blueberries and mango to sweet candies like chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Parents who travel through Canada with their kids can turn this visit into a fun and creative activity, challenging them to make the most delicious froyo treat in the family.
The first of many?
It may be too soon to tell whether froyo spots like Spoon will be a big hit in Ottawa, but anyone who's ever been there can tell you that each bowl filled with this refreshing snack is worth every penny.