Ever have a craving for something cold, sweet, and under 200 calories? What if the soft serve machine in Aramark isn’t cutting it? Ever desire more than just a cup or bowl or ice cream?
If so, frozen yogurt is your new best friend. Conveniently located on Lancaster Drive, you can patronize a new self-serve frozen yogurt place called Sweet Papaya.
Sweet Papaya offers an Alice-in-Wonderland array of flavors, toppings, sauces and delights to fill your 12-ounce bowl. You can choose from 24 flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings, including fruits, candies, nuts and even dry cereal. The sauces range from favorites such as caramel and chocolate to many others.
A personal favorite creation of student Karen Kilgore is white chocolate chip macadamia nut. Yum! At Sweet Papaya, you pay by the ounce, meaning you pay for what you put in your bowl. The current price is 38 cents per ounce. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
Every day of the week, Sweet Papaya closes at 11 p.m., making it one of the few places in Salem that does not close at 8 p.m. It’s the perfect place to have a study break or to recharge after a long, sweaty workout.
The customers are treated fairly by the friendly employees, and Corban students seem to love this little sweet spot. Frozen yogurt lovers often have a hard time finding places to satisfy their sweet tooth. But, surprisingly, in the case, little Salem has one-upped Portland, which has a collection of frozen yogurt places that do not compare to Sweet Papaya.
1134 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301