Woody’s Yogurt Place Offers Cool Comfort
Woody’s in Strawberry Village is one of local kids’ favorite places for frozen yogurt.
Father-and-son duo Mike and Brian Woodson manage the store and operations.
CLAIM TO FAME
The same pineapple Dole Whip served at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in Southern California is popular here.
Mike Woodson opened a yogurt shop on Main Street in Tiburon in 1998. In 2001, he moved the shop to Mill Valley’s Strawberry Village Shopping Center, into a space facing the highway that was once Ultimate Yogurt & More. After the center was rebuilt in 2007, Woody’s moved to its current home in the back of the center, where it has been ever since.
A steady lineup of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and that vegan Dole Whip, plus all the toppings.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL
It is a family-run business. Mike does the morning prep and the books and hangs around if the shop gets busy in the afternoon. Brian keeps the best-sellers around (the mint chocolate chip is the number-one ice cream flavor, and cookies and cream has been the number-one yogurt flavor for more years than he can remember) but keeps it fresh with new flavors, too. He recently brought in vanilla and chocolate custard from Mr. Smith’s French Custard (it is selling well). Woody’s continues to donate ice cream to schools like Edna Maguire, Strawberry Point and St. Hilary for ice cream socials and hosts fundraising efforts for local schools.