West Seattle treats: Opening-day eve for Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

The new Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opening tomorrow in Admiral (as first reported here Wednesday) aspires to be the place for tasty family fun. Owner Leslie Castanha (above center, below 2nd from right) and operations manager Guy Castanha (above, 3rd from right) had their own family on hand tonight to help celebrate the new business, during a special “friends and family” preview.

(This photo courtesy Holly Brown; other 2 are by Patrick Sand for WSB)
The premise behind Menchie’s is that – as you can see on the overhead signs – it’s a self-serve place where you choose your yogurt and toppings, and pay by the ounce. They’ll rotate 14 flavors (here’s the full list of potential flavors, including nonfat, vegan, lactose-free options) with more than 50 toppings. And if you have a special occasion – they have a party room (also available for overflow if the rest of the shop is crowded and no one’s having a gathering):

Color-it-yourself T-shirts were on display on the table when we peeked in. Another community component: Menchie’s can partner with local organizations for fundraising. Menchie’s will open at 11 every day, closing at 10 pm nightly except Fridays and Saturdays (11 pm). You can follow the news from Menchie’s (2620 California SW) via the Admiral shop’s Facebook page.

7 Replies to "West Seattle treats: Opening-day eve for Menchie's Frozen Yogurt"

  • cjboffoli November 20, 2011 (10:34 pm)

    Any indication of whether this will be old school fro-yo in manner of T.C.B.Y. or the more tangy, Asian style Pinkberry/Red Mango variety?

  • sven November 20, 2011 (11:34 pm)

    @cjboffoli: I go to Menchie’s up in the Lynnwood area fairly frequently and it’s much more like the Pinkberry/Red Mango style yogurt.

  • Jennifer November 21, 2011 (7:38 am)

    Vegan options! YES! Count me in!

  • Silly Goose November 21, 2011 (10:00 am)

    So excited you are open, welcome to West Seattle we will be in soon!!

  • lulu November 21, 2011 (10:45 am)

    best day ever!

  • ad November 21, 2011 (12:40 pm)

    So cute! I too am thrilled about the vegan options. Yay!!

  • Brontosaurus November 22, 2011 (10:30 pm)

    Awesome! We’ve been to the Queen Anne Menchie’s a few times. Can’t wait to try out this one. Welcome to West Seattle!

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