Fiore yogurt in Little Tokyo (Pinkberry?!)
IT'S THE SAME THING!! I just stopped by the new frozen yogurt shop in Little Tokyo and got a sample. Yes, it's the exact flavor/taste/texture as our beloved Pinkberry. The big difference? There's no line. Plus, since they just opened today they've been giving away free samples up the yin-yang. They were even kind enough to give a sample to one of the local homeless ladies.
Here's the info I gathered:
-------------original ------ green tea---------------
piccolo --- 2.95 ------------3.50
medio ---- 3.75 ------------4.25
grande --- 5.75 ------------6.25
1 topping .75
2 toppings 1.75
5 toppings 2.50
Open: 11 am- 10 pm, 7 days a week
Not to be completely be thrown in the same box as LA's reigning frozen yogurt champion, Manager Seung says that Fiore uses fresh fruits (watermelon, pineapple, blueberries and more) not canned, and offers more on the menu like "flower tea," which is supposed to be lightly-sweetened and fragrant—a good way to compliment the dessert. I noticed that there was no Fruity Pebbles, though. =( That's my favorite.
I really liked the place and hope they do well. They're a subsidiary of Todai so they definitely have a comfortable backing at least.
wow i am excited to try!! i'll be going by tomorrow night.
just so others know here's the address:
134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
I drove by Pinkberry for the first time and the line was around the block, not to mention there wasn't a parking spot for miles. So my wife and I skipped it, thinking we would never get to try this mysterious frozen yogurt delicacy.
Then, off your recommendation, we went to Fiore today. I had the green tea with raspberries and my wife had the plain with white chocolate chips. It was delicious. Thank you very much for the rec.
As a side note, we went across the plaza the bakery (I forgot the name of it, but it's right across from Fiore) and ate a taco doughnut -- also, great. Basically a sweetish doughnut-y roll filled with beef and vegetables, slightly similar to char su bao. Really good.
thanks again for the Fiore rec. I'm definitely going back.
pinkberry is gonna have to start calling themselves 'the original pinkberry' before too long. then 'pink berries' will start up. then 'punkberry.' then 'pinkberri.' this is all in addition to kiwiberry and fiore. i'll be wanting extra chili and cheese with my plain... oh wait. nvm. you get the picture.