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AROA craft yogurt cafe

AROA Craft Yogurt & Café is born from a mother’s interest in culinary innovations while providing healthy meals to her kids.  Growing-up in that environment, Maria (Mafe) Vargas eventually took her mother Dalia’s yogurt recipes to create Yogurt Dalia, Venezuela’s premier craft yogurt brand. Now a new mother herself, Mafe along with her husband Ricardo and their siblings Ignacio and Matea, created AROA Craft Yogurt & Café to bring innovative craft yogurt healthy dishes to South Florida.

The name AROA honors our Venezuelan heritage and our belief to eat according to the logic of nature. AROA is a lush valley and river in Venezuela with an abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables and it’s also a premier milk producing area. A little known fact is that Simón Bolívar, Venezuela’s independence hero, owned the mines of AROA until his death.