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Seeking Pinkberry-like Frozen Yogurt in West Hills/Woodland Hills Area

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FOODCORE Feb 1, 2007 10:20 AM

I had Pinkberry last night for the first time and am craving a similar experience (copycats will work just fine) on my lunch break... please help!

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    pleasedonttakemetobucodibepo Feb 1, 2007 10:35 AM

    Not woodland hills, but in Sherman Oaks, there's Humphrey's which has a good tart flavor, and they blend, which I like more.

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      esculent Feb 1, 2007 11:31 AM

      i think there's a Pinkberry clone in the new/renovated Westfield Shoppingtown on Topanga (it's still really hard for me to call it that...i'm still stuck with "Topanga Plaza" in my head from my youth). I haven't tried it, but it looks promising.

      Also, I've read some comments by detractors of Pinkberry that their (Pinkberry's) type of yogurt comes from a powder and does not contain the "good for you" active cultures in most real yogurts. In my recollection, this place in the mall boasts that their yogurt does have active cultures, so i'd be interested for any afficionados to weigh in here.

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        esculent Feb 5, 2007 08:43 AM

        OK, i tried it over the weekend and was pleasantly suprised. The place is called barenaked yogurt and has two types of frozen yogurt: non-fat and regular. The non-fat was a little icy tasting and the regular flavor definately had a creamier tartness. The toppings seem similar to Pinkberry's, but more healthy (emphasis on fruits and nuts, with chocolate and yogurt chips to mix in...no cereals). End product isn't as pretty, but definitely pretty tasty. price seems comparable to or slightly lower than pinkberry's

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          FOODCORE Feb 9, 2007 01:10 PM

          Where is this? I've only been to this mall once and walked around the food court area and only saw a gelato place (that looked good) called "melt", but no fro-yo.

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            esculent Feb 26, 2007 02:16 PM

            it's right by/behind the gelato place. i don't know how best to describe it...that place is massive...

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              lore_lynwood Jun 11, 2007 01:27 PM

              It is on the other side of the Gelato place. It is outside on the left. There is a window that is on the outside of the buiding (in front of the news stand).

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            WandererLA Feb 26, 2007 05:24 PM

            They are supposed to be putting in a Pinkberry in the new Westfield mall but that wont happen for a few months. But I hear Barenaked Yogurt is quite similar.

          3. Emme Feb 9, 2007 09:46 PM

            Also, closert to Sherman Oaks, limelight in the same center as Starbucks at Noble and Ventura.

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              N777 Mar 13, 2007 04:13 PM

              esculent is right, it's right behind the gelato place, (if we're talking about the same one) it's in Chop Shop, it looks like they're the same ppl or they just shared that corner.

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                mismindles Apr 3, 2007 05:48 PM

                Barenaked yogurt is awesome!

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                  LesThePress Jun 11, 2007 03:18 PM

                  I probably shouldn't post this becuase this place is getting busy already and this'll probably make it worse, but there is a new place opened up recently in Platt Village that's just great! I think it's where Bagelicious used to be, just a little south of Pavilions.

                  The sizes are huge, we either get an individual small or split a medium and it's more than enough!

                  They have great flavors and they're all delicious. It's called Yozen Fogurt, you'll love it.

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