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Devourer Feb 20, 2007 02:39 PM

Does anyone know of an ice cream or frozen yogurt parlor in downtown LA? I have a craving for a Coke or Root Beer float, but the only ice cream I know of is the McDonald's in the Wells Fargo building. Bonus if they have Pinkberry-esque froyo or frozen custard.

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    Eastsider Feb 20, 2007 02:43 PM

    if (formerly Fiore) in the Japanese Village plaza in Little Tokyo fits the bill for Pinkberry-esque. There is also an ice cream shop in that plaza that sells mochi ice cream.

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      Dommy Feb 20, 2007 03:19 PM

      I actually like Fiore better than Pinkberry and they do a Plain/Green Tea swirl!!! :)

      --Dommy!

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        tuckychica Feb 22, 2007 10:18 AM

        I too like Fiore better than Pinkberry. They have a blackberry yogurt now and it is fabulous....I was thinking next time I went I'd like to see if they'd give me the blackberry and green tea!

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          Dommy Feb 22, 2007 11:48 AM

          WOW! Blackberry... YUM!! Black Berry and Oreo Crumbles would just make me SOO happy right now! :) Thanks for the heads up! I think I'm going to have to head down to LT soon! :)

          --Dommy!

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            tuckychica Feb 23, 2007 03:42 PM

            No problem. It's so good I seriously could've gotten the Large and had room for more!! :) Anyways, if you happen to try Blackberry and Green Tea together, I'd love to hear how it is (and I really have to know how you like blackberry and OREOs!!!!)!! :)

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              Dommy Apr 11, 2007 05:08 PM

              I had it and it was GOOD!! :D

              --Dommy!

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                chen36387 Apr 23, 2007 10:40 PM

                cefiore is the bomb!! love their swirls and different flavors.

    2. Chowpatty Feb 20, 2007 03:21 PM

      The mochi ice cream place in the plaza is Mikawaya and they also have a good selection of gelato. I don't know about root beer or coke at either Fiore or Mikawaya, though.

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        running pig Feb 20, 2007 03:40 PM

        There is also a "mochi ice cream parlor" on 2nd street, just a block east of the New Otani Hotel.

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          sawtellebaachan Feb 20, 2007 07:28 PM

          There is a Pinkberry sign at the former Via Dolce in JTown on 2nd street

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            Normal Garciaparra Feb 21, 2007 12:24 AM

            Wow, that's just as audacious as the big red Angels billboard on Sunset, just across from the Dodger Stadium entrance.

          2. yinyangdi Feb 20, 2007 07:55 PM

            For a Coke or Root Beer float ... what about, ahem, IHOP (8th/Flower) or The Pantry ...

            Also, in the Food Court at the bottom of Macy's Plaza there's a Dreyer’s Ice Cream stall.

            Lastly, Grand Central Market, 317 South Broadway, vendor’s list shows:

            * Jose's Ice Cream Shop (213) 628-8477
            Description: Premium Ice Cream and Sorbets, in a cup or cone. The Nacho's are popular, too!

            * Tropical Zone Ice Cream & Juice Bar (213) 626-1962
            Description: Latin American smoothies, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and a full fountain service juice bar

            1. Normal Garciaparra Feb 21, 2007 12:25 AM

              I concur that "Mochi Ice Cream" is the first thing that comes to mind when the words "Downtown LA" and "Frozen Treats" are mentioned in the same sentence :)

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                mlgb Feb 21, 2007 06:53 AM

                I have a vague memory of the Mrs Fields in Wells Fargo Plaza doing ice cream.

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                  ajbinla Feb 21, 2007 09:05 AM

                  Fiore in Jtown is great for yogurt, but if you want traditional ice cream, there is a little place across the plaza and just to the north/west of Fiore that sells Fosselman's ice cream, which is really good.

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                    Devourer Feb 21, 2007 11:34 AM

                    Thanks for the recommendations!

                    I'll have to try Jose's and Tropical Zone next time i'm at Grand Central market

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                      ckbear Apr 11, 2007 05:03 PM

                      pinkberry style froyo underneath the citibank building on 5th street at moose's juices.
                      tcby inside the la library.

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                        snowy Apr 18, 2007 10:17 PM

                        yeah i actually like fiore better than pinkberry too. love the swirl options ;)

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                          Dommy Apr 24, 2007 09:41 AM

                          Me too! It's the best of both worlds with the Swirl! :D

                          --Dommy!

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