Yosl’s Kosher Frozen Yogurt Parlor

— by Ronit Treatman

As I was driving along Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, a new establishment caught my eye.  It is a fun, brightly colored frozen yogurt shop.  The name is a little unusual: Yosl’s.  Who gives a name like that?

Yosl’s is a kosher operation.  Working in the frozen confection business runs in the family.  When the family lived in South Philadelphia a couple of generations ago, they ran an ice cream parlor on Catharine Street.  Yos’l was the grandfather who owned it.  According to their website “All of our yogurt carries the OU-D Kosher Certified Seal.”  Rabbi Shmidman of Lower Merion Synagogue and Rabbi Avraham Steinberg of Young Israel of the Main Line are in charge of the kosher supervision.  According to Mark Rubenstein, the proprietor, “They supervise not just the frozen yogurt, but also all of the toppings.”

More after the jump.

Yosl’s Frozen Yogust
137 Montgomery Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (610) 664-9675

I stepped in with my daughter to check it out.  They had just had their grand opening.  The place was immaculate, especially the rest room.  A young man plied me with free samples.  I helped myself to the tart, unflavored frozen yogurt.  I topped it with freshly cut mango, pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries.  My daughter had a combination of the coconut and plain frozen yogurt topped with Oreo crumbs.  It was refreshing, healthy (kind of), and really delicious!  I must confess that my favorite frozen yogurt establishment is Whirled Peace in Manayunk.  As compared to their products, there was no compromise with the flavor at Yosl’s.

Much to my surprise, the kosher frozen yogurt was not more expensive.  I paid the same amount for two servings of frozen yogurt with toppings as I would have at Whirled Peace.  

The service was very friendly.  On a sunny spring afternoon, the frozen yogurt parlor was full.  Young families, teenagers, and adults were all enjoying the icy treats.  The outdoor seating was especially enjoyable.

The location is auspicious, right across the street from the Starbucks.  There is parking in the front and back.  As the weather heats up, live a little!  Stop by to cool off at Yosl’s.