I'm So Cultured
In Roanoke, I don’t think you can go more than a mile without finding a new frozen yogurt store that is taking over another street corner. Not surprisingly, the area isn’t able to support so many yogurt shops and some are beginning to close.
However, frozen yogurt shops seem to be flourishing in New York City. Who am I kidding? All types of restaurants seem to be flourishing in New York City. Between the various Pinkberry, 16 Handles, Red Mango, and other companies, there is no shortage of frozen yogurt in Manhattan. And they’re all busy! All the time!
But with all these pay-by-the-ounce froyo stores everywhere, it can be difficult to find a unique yogurt shop. Yet, we happened to find a very unique place in The Yogurt Culture Company. This small store is located near Grand Central Station in Manhattan and is the only location of its kind.
They also don’t offer as many flavors as what you might get at a place like Red Mango, but I think the quality of the flavors is much better. I’m not a big fan of fresh yogurt but I did sample all the flavors of the froyo and I was very impressed.
I decided to have a small cup ($3) of the country vanilla froyo with strawberries & blueberries and it was some of the best yogurt I’ve ever had. The yogurt was rich and incredibly creamy and the sweetness from the vanilla was subtle. There are too many times when froyo tastes icy, but this was so creamy it was more like soft-serve ice cream. And the berries also tasted extremely fresh, which made this afternoon snack even better.
So while the places like Pinkberry and Red Mango continue to take over the world, I salute The Yogurt Culture Company. They are serving something different and doing it with great quality. It makes it stand out to me and I hope it will continue to stand out to others.
The Yogurt Culture Company
125 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10168
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