Sweet Things San Diego: Come for Yogurt, Stay for Hugs

Author: Curt Wagner       

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Owner Nancy Scornavacco’s creative vision has made Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt in San Diego a happy, vibrant place. (Sweet Things)

Frozen yogurt joints come a dime a dozen, but there’s something undeniably irresistible about Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt in San Diego.

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The shop’s cake batter frozen yogurt is topped with rainbow sprinkles. (Sweet Things)

Like at most froyo places, customers serve themselves and choose from a variety of flavors (cake batter, pineapple, cold brew coffee) and toppings (coconut, chocolate, Fruity Pebbles!). But if they can’t decide, Sweet Things staff members serve outstanding made-to-order items, including smoothies, shakes, fresh-pressed juices, hot oatmeals, and parfaits. And if you don’t want froyo, they have ice cream.

But the real reason to visit Sweet Things has nothing to do with the desserts. Staff members at this family owned and operated business treat everyone who walks through the door like part of their family. General manager Jake Scornavacco works with his mom and the business’s owner, Nancy, and his siblings Zac, Taylor, and Luke (when they’re not attending college or high school), as well as a fantastic, friendly crew.

You’ll often find Jake “living the dream” while offering a boisterous “hello” from behind the register. And if you’re lucky enough to come in when Nancy is working, you’ll be instantly smitten with the place. With its bright, tie-dyed colors on the walls and funky furniture, Sweet Things has a happy hippy vibe. Nancy is that vibe personified. You may be having a hectic day, but Nancy’s smile — and more than likely a hug — will melt all that stress away in an instant.

Located at the bottom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd., Suite #102) next to the San Diego Convention Center and across the pedestrian bridge just steps away from the hopping Gaslamp neighborhood and Petco Park, Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt is in the perfect location if you need a bit of down time during a business trip, trade show, or other event. It’s a go-to place for thousands of attendees at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International who flock to Sweet Things at all times of the day — until midnight on weekends — for a smile, a hug, and even some yogurt.

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The fresh fruit and yogurt parfait at Sweet Things is filled with vanilla yogurt, honey-almond granola, kiwi, and strawberries. (Sweet Things)


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Sweet Things owner Nancy Scornavacco hugs customer Amrie Cunningham, on a yogurt run during the annual San Diego Comic Con.


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Words below the Scornavacco family portrait hanging at the yogurt shop read, “Sweet Things is a Scornavacco family business born out of adversity and an enduring triumph over tragedy. We live our dream daily, grateful for our blessings, inspired by our faith, fortunate that life is full of Sweet Things.”


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A swirl of vanilla frozen yogurt and red velvet frozen yogurt is topped with chocolate chips and yogurt chips. (Sweet Things)

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