That’s right – over 140 East Bay Yelp Elites got on a virtual plane a flew to the northwest together to taste the creamy yogurt delights of family-owned brand, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt! Alex, co-owner of Ellenos and yogurt extraordinaire, joined us virtually from their scoop shop in Pike Place market and walked us through all four delicious flavors that Yelp Elites got to pick up at two separate pick up parties right here in the East Bay! His father and Ellenos co-owner, Con, even made a surprise appearance! A great night was had full of laughs, education, and a sweet trivia game to cap it off.
The Ellenos Yogurt Story: “Father and son team Con and Alex were making traditional Greek yogurt in Australia when Yvonne, an American flight attendant dropped in for a taste. After one spoonful, she was hooked. She flew home and raved to her husband, Bob, and they hatched a plan.
It took nearly ten years (and tens of thousands of miles of travel, coordination and logistics), but eventually, Con and Alex moved to Seattle to team up with Yvonne and Bob. The result was a brand-new yogurt company that combined our traditional Greek yogurt recipe and handcrafted process with local ingredients and distinctly Pacific Northwest flavors.
Ellenos opened its first yogurt bar in Pike Place Market in 2013, and we’ve been converting people to our obsession ever since, one delicious scoop at a time.”