Best frozen yogurt: Orange Leaf

Orange Leaf, a national chain of frozen yogurt parlors, offers customers an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth in a healthier manner than typical ice-cream shops.

Located at 11414 E. Central, Ste. 104, with two other Wichita locations, Orange Leaf has different options for customers to customize their frozen yogurt dessert. 

To build their ideal treat, customers first choose the size of the bowl that their dessert will come in, which can be substituted for a waffle cone or cup. From there, they will choose one — or many — base flavors of frozen yogurt, which include peanut butter, chocolate toffee and lemon flavors, among others. Sugar-free and dairy-free options are also available.

After building the base bowl, cone or cup, customers can choose among a multitude of toppings to add to their dessert, including Oreo cookies and gummy worms. 

At the end of the line, the cashier will weigh the dessert and charge accordingly, with the product 45 cents an ounce. 

As summer comes closer, Orange Leaf locations offer a relaxed location to spend time, either by yourself or with others.

“I come here often to get frozen yogurt with my friends,” said high school student Bailey Griffith. “Now it’s warmer out, we sit at the bleachers and do our homework or read books.”

The East Central location is open noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. 

Contributing: Kevin Brown of the Sunflower