Woody’s Yogurt Place Offers Cool Comfort

Father-and-son duo Mike and Brian Woodson manage the store and operations at Wood's Yogurt Place best place for frozen yogurt.




Father-and-son duo Mike and Brian Woodson manage the store and operations.


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.


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.

Chrisitina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Sunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her childrens’ schools, and supports the Marin Audubon Society, PEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.