By: Janet Kalandranis
I ate yogurt, of the frozen kind, for breakfast this morning. I have no regrets. I don’t because it was from CreYo and I kinda think it was made for every meal. So I took full advantage – it’s okay you can be jealous.
Have you ever walked into a restaurant and felt like you were at home just hanging with the family? No, well then you haven’t been to CreYo. As soon as you walk in there’s a refreshing sense of community that greets you at the door complete with the cleanest floors, a modern look, and oh did I mention the frozen yogurt? It’s TO DIE FOR. That’s not an exaggeration, just the truth. And it all seems so effortless and natural, like pulling off something like this is easy. It isn’t, but this team does it and the results are pretty darn perfect.
Kosta and Victoria Haveles along with Victoria’s parents are the fiery foursome behind the new-er (and much needed) self-serve yogurt destination in Marshfield Center. Spending five minutes with them and you really feel the passion they have behind this little yogurt shop. Because to them it’s not so little, it’s pretty important. As Victoria mentioned she needed a tasty treat to give her two little girls (the cutest little girls one ever did meet!) that as a parent fulfilled her list of requirements. With none to be found, a background in restaurants and a year’s worth of concepting, CreYo was born. I like to think of CreYo as the Haveles’ third child. Just as cute, just as bubbly and definitely sweet. But not too sweet, just perfectly sweet.
You see CreYo is not just another frozen yogurt concept and I’m so glad they picked the South Shore for this little project. The yogurt here has the minimal amount of preservatives and is based on as many natural ingredients as possible. Because it doesn’t come from a factory but instead a farm. That’s right, a real true farm – Honey Hill Farms to be exact. And that was important to this team because they wanted something they could stand behind and truly eat for every meal. Victoria was the one to prompt me to eat frozen yogurt for breakfast, I can never turn back.
And CreYo is more than just the frozen yogurt. Kosta and Victoria are building a community, a place where everyone can come and just “be”. That means young ones, old ones and even those in the middle – because it’s not about standing behind the counter and serving a scoop but instead helping the community to build their own yogurt masterpieces. This is all while the whole crew makes the experience just like hanging out with your neighbors.
At CreYo there are 7 constant flavors and 3 rotating flavors to choose from and then some of the freshest most beautiful toppings ever. I mean mini chocolate covered raspberry truffles aren’t something you see every day. Oh, and when possible, those fruit toppings are coming from our own local farms – big win. But the best part is you can create a treat that fits your mood: indulgent one day to crunchy power snack the next. I can see CreYo becoming a habit, like the coffee place you stop every morning only this provides a meal, a snack, a treat and some friendship. Frozen yogurt and friendship, there’s nothing better.
CreYo, Marshfield, MA. Sun-Thurs: 12-9pm, Fri & Sat: 12-10pm
Monday/Tuesday: double stamp nights (it’s like a passport for frozen yogurt lovers!)
Wednesday: weight-it to see if you land on the number of the day
Janet Kalandranis is lover of all things local, especially food. She is a marketing guru by day and documents her free time about her love of food, family and the South Shore at www.foodbeautiful.blogspot.com.