At one point, it seemed insane that television screens could go into cars. But this is so much cooler than watching a movie from the backseat—in the Sweetflow Mobile, from Washington D.C.-based mini salad chain Sweet Green, you can pull down on a frozen yogurt nozzle in the backseat. (Or watch from outside as a trained nozzle-puller does it.) The mobile frozen yogurt truck was custom-built in Europe, arrived by boat, and first started roaming around the city in early June.
As with other street vendors, Sweetflow Mobile is sending updated information on the truck's whereabouts via Twitter (@sweetflowmobile). Last week, it cruised by Eastern Market's grand re-opening, the 9:30 Club after a Michael Jackson tribute band played, and George Washington University's campus. Listen for the electro-funked-out ice cream truck music. Sweet Green co-founder Nate Ru moonlights as a deejay and made this playful remix.
Sweetflow is made from non-fat, organic Stonyfield yogurt and combines that great soft serve texture with the Greek yogurt tanginess. You can get a cone ($3) or a cup ($5 with three toppings) from the truck, and choose from toppings like blueberries, mint, and peaches, all fresh from the Dupont Circle farmers' market. Yet another reason why this isn't your grandpa's ice cream truck: it's built to run without a generator and only dispenses 100% biodegradable spoons.