Earlier this week, my friend Lindsey introduced my sister Kim and me to Phileo Yogurt, a small fro-yo place in the Village. In what I've deemed a Pinkberry-Tasti Delite hybrid, Phileo kicks it up a notch on the fun meter with self-service yogurt stations. Don't I look like I'm having a blast?
With a wall of 10+ yogurt machines, there's really a flavor for everyone. While Tasti D is one of my all-time favorites, somehow I just haven't jumped on the Pinkberry bandwagon. Something about frozen tart yogurt seems less like a delicious treat and more like a mediocre healthy snack. But with many flavors to choose from, Phileo really hits it out of the proverbial park. And if you do like fro-yo of the tart variety, fear not, as that remains an option at Phileo.
With flavors including tart, strawberry, banana, coconut and my own personal favorites, cookies 'n cream and peanut butter, the options are really much wider than Pinkberry or Tasti D.
Though I have to give Phileo a bit less props since their yogurt pay system is based on weight of the yogurt and toppings. So they give you a giant cup that you are left to fill and could end up spending a whopping $7 on a cup of yogurt. A word to the wise - the cups are giant and you could probably get away with only filling them about half way.
The topping bar was of course the best part, especially when options include candy, cereal, chocolate chips, sprinkles and cookies...
Here's what I ended up with:
Let's get a little closer. What can I say? The 8 year old in me just couldn't resist the Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles topping on top of a half cookies 'n cream, half peanut butter fro-yo. Oh and I should mention that the delightful combination of Cap'n Crunch and peanut butter fro-yo really brought it back old school with reminiscent flavor of the childhood favorite Peanut Butter Crunch cereal. Ah the good old days.
So there you have it. My new favorite fro-yo combo. Oh, and the bonus is that it just so happens to be right near Keste Pizza & Vino, and we all know how I feel about that. But what about you? How do you like your fro-yo?