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Feb 20, 2007 02:39 PM

Ice Cream/Frozen Treats in Downtown LA?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Eastsider

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


      1. re: Dommy

        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!

        1. re: tuckychica

          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! :)


          1. re: Dommy

            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!!!!)!! :)

            1. re: tuckychica

              I had it and it was GOOD!! :D


              1. re: Dommy

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

    2. 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.

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

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

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          1. re: sawtellebaachan

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

          2. 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