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Yoga-Urt makes Echo Park debut, with fresh vegan ice cream and more

A new vegan spot, offering organic frozen yogurt and ice cream, has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called Yoga-Urt, the newcomer is located at 2211 W. Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

The newcomer — with an additional location in Glendale — comes courtesy of founder Melissa Schulman, explains the business on its website, a native Angeleno who sought to create a new soft serve concept that would bring the "Namaste" into people’s lives.

Expect to see a rotating selection of nut-based, hand-crafted flavors, from gingerbread and Thai iced tea to Radiant Golden Rose and Mint Magic. Smoothies are on hand as well, along with espresso beverages and organic teas. (You can view the full menu here.)

The fresh arrival has proven popular thus far, with a five-star rating out of 13 reviews on Yelp.

Paul R., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on June 8, wrote, "100% vegan and organic ingredients. Not icy or slushy, but very creamy and rich with many of my favorite flavors (I love the Chocolate Bliss and Peanut Butter Prana)."

"I am so thrilled that they've been able to open up their second location,"  added Yelper Ashlyn D. "The quality is always on point and consistent; and their flavors are potent. ... Some really good flavors are the strawberry, Salted Caramel Zen and the lavender (when they have it)." 

Yoga-Urt is now open at 2211 W. Sunset Blvd., so stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood.

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