Yumilicious is Yum
Updated: Sep 6, 2018
Ever since a paparazzo first snapped a shot of an A-lister at Pinkberry in Los Angeles, frozen yogurt has been cool like never before. That trend has recently descended on Austin in a big way with a host of self-serve fro-yo emporiums popping up around town. The newest of the bunch is Yumilicious, which opened on May 28 in the Village shopping center on Anderson Lane next to the Alamo Drafthouse Village and Cover 3.
Some of the new frozen yogurt places around town are pretty bare bones—just the self-serve machines, a toppings bar and a fairly uninviting, spare seating area. Yumilicious, on the other hand, looks completely modern, fun and cheery, with its pops of lime green and bright blue and these totally adorable orange tables and booths.
But really, it’s all about the yogurt, right? Yumilicious more than delivers on that score. Their flavors run the gamut from sweet to tart. All are low in fat and calories (24 per ounce for most), and some are even sugar-free. If you’re a fan of Curra’s famous avocado margaritas, you must try the avocado tart yogurt, which tastes almost exactly the same (but sadly, without the tequila). The toppings bar includes fresh fruit like raspberries, blackberries, mango and kiwi that actually looks fresh and yummy (not always the case at fro-yo stores) and dry toppings like fruity pebbles, granola, shredded coconut and cookie dough.
Like most fro-yo stores, you pay by the ounce for your nosh, and you get a selection of different size cups to choose from when you enter. I recommend you also grab a handful of “tasters” so you can test some different flavors before you commit.