OYO Organic Yogurt – Now Open!

12/14/2009 Update:

OYO Yogurt quietly opens doors

Stop by OYO Organic Yogurt at 517 Washington Street, as they’ve finally opened.

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See previous updates after the jump!

12/7/2009 Update:

Yogurt lovers will soon have more choices in Hoboken, as OYO Yogurt is set to open up shortly! (As soon as this week).

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Eco, Organic, and all that jazz

“OYO” is simply short for “Organic Yogurt,” and owner John Choi says that customers will be pleased with the entire operation!

From the aesthetically pleasing interior (which uses all eco-friendly building materials, such as bamboo, and even pressed paper counters), to the natural organic yogurts – to the kid-friendly backyard patio seating area – Oyo Yogurt has set itself apart from the competition.

The four flavors set for opening day are: Pomegranate, Mint Tea, “Yogurt Tart” (the standard flavor), and of course, Chocolate. In addition to the self-serve organic yogurts – toppings come in two varieties – 18 “wet” (fruits, syrups, etc.) and 10 “dry” (nuts, candy, sprinkles, etc.) Treats are competitively priced at $0.55 per ounce.

On top of the eco-friendly interior and organic yogurt – Bergen County resident John says that he’ll have a very sophisticated Point of Sale system, that tracks customer purchases – and he’ll offer bonus loyalty rewards after multiple purchases – all without needed to carry another card to clutter your wallet or key chain. Another cool feature of the shop is the energy efficient LED accent lighting, which changes colors smoothly to put you in a relaxed mood. Three LCD TV’s will also serve as informational panels.

Initial hours are set to be 12pm – 10pm daily – with possible later hours come this summer. Outdoor seating is also planned in the front eventually.

Wish John good luck with the new yogurt shop!


People just like saying “Yo!”

A new “Organic Yogurt” shop is moving into the old Emack & Bolio’s location at 517 Washington Street (which was initially rumored to become a PinkBerry). They’re expecting to open up shop sometime in November. This must be a relief for residents who were near suicidal that the So Green Yogurt shop abandoned plans earlier in the month…

[411 Note: I spoke with a worker on scene and he said the name of the new place was “OYO Yogurt” – which initially made sense to me, you know “Organic YOgurt.” But I couldn’t find anything on the web yet… I did see a “YO-YO Yogurt,” but it was small two-location independent business out on the left coast.]

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PS – I’ve met my weekly quota for the word “Yogurt” thank you very much.

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Monday, July 5, 2010 1:27 pm

OYO has fantastic frozen yogurt and their ingredients are always fresh. The pomegranate flavor with fruit toppings is the way to go. This place trumps all other frozen yogurt and ice cream places on Wash St for me.

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Monday, July 5, 2010 3:01 pm

Yah, I always order the half-pomegranate and half-original flavors :). Not too sweet. Deeeelicious.

Hm. Wonder if they’re open today. Might just stop in there![quote comment=”194229″]OYO has fantastic frozen yogurt and their ingredients are always fresh. The pomegranate flavor with fruit toppings is the way to go. This place trumps all other frozen yogurt and ice cream places on Wash St for me.[/quote]

Friday, March 12, 2010 1:40 pm

OYO is fabulous! The chocolate is my favorite, and tastes just like froyo, without all the added sugars and calories. The toppings are fresh (I’ve seen the owner cut up fresh fruit each time I’ve been there) YUM! Enjoy 🙂

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:22 pm

I’m gonna rave about this place, again. The yogurt is just so smooth and refreshing, and it really tastes great. I topped mine with strawberries, blueberries, graham cracker crumbs, a hint of chocolate shavings and almonds. I had to order my concoction twice, it was so good… I’m really looking forward to spring and summer consumption.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:45 am

The yogurt is delicious. The owner seems like a very nice fellow, was happy to answer questions and helped me with the door (had the stroller with me). The price is reasonable considering the quality.

The owner was realistic, hoping to get settle and hope for some loyal customers and then get some regular traffic by the summer. I hope it works out, it is definitely a different than offered elsewhere.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:27 pm

I literally live over this shop, and the yogurt is amazing, as are the fresh fruit toppings (the raspberries are to die for) and the owner is one of the nicest men I’ve ever met. I was their first customer, and he gave me a second yogurt free that day, nice guy, amazing yogurt.

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