Place To Get Frozen Yogurt

Multiple locations; www.bigspoonyogurt.com
This is the store that single-handedly made fro-yo cool again in the Sacramento region. How’d they do it? Simple: They let customers serve themselves. This local mini-chain started a couple of years ago with a small storefront on J Street in East Sac, offering customers the opportunity to skip the middleman and make their own frozen yogurt concoctions. That have-it-your-way ethos caught on; the original store has spawned eight local outposts. Customers grab a cup, help themselves to as much or as little frozen yogurt as they wish (there’s usually six flavors on tap), then belly up to the Big Spoon Topping Bar, where they can choose from 75 yummy enhancements—everything from hot fudge, whipped cream and brownie bites to M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces and chocolate-covered pretzels. You pay by the ounce. Big Spoon also is a popular spot for kids’ parties.