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Yola, “fresh yogurt (not frozen) parfait bar and smoothie place” Coming to Dupont!

by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm 19 Comments


Yola owner, Laura Smith outside 1323 Connecticut Ave, NW

Yesterday a reader sent in word about a new frozen yogurt place coming to Dupont. Well it turns out it could be even better news for some – it’s a proper yogurt and smoothie place. Owner, Laura Smith was good enough to share a few details:

“Aside form the “create your own” parfait bar with various exotic and not so exotic toppings (I’m a yogurt, granola, and strawberry person myself), we also have a wide range of smoothies and juices. We are excited to be one of the only places in DC offering superfood smoothies (which if you are new to smoothies, superfoods can be vegetables or other very healthy options like blueberries or flaxseed oil). We also have regular smoothies for the more traditional Washingtonians. We will have high end coffee and baked items and other small eats, such as oatmeal.

Our space at 1323 Connecticut Ave, NW is LARGE (at about 18,000 square feet), so we really envision Yola being a community gathering space (of course, equipped with free Wifi). Also, we are in the middle of a very extensive certification process with the Green Restaurant Association, and as I mentioned before, many of our items will be organic and locally sourced.”

They hope to open in Oct. but an exact date depends on construction being completed. Stay tuned for an opening date.

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