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Good frozen yogurt in DC...seriously

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elizabethmmm Mar 8, 2007 01:47 PM

I can't help it. I lived in Southern California for enough of my formative years that frozen yogurt seems to me like a food group unto itself, but I can't find a decent place in the city. It's silly, I know, and not "foodie", but I need it. Help!

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    MikeR RE: elizabethmmm Mar 8, 2007 06:11 PM

    You're about 15 years too late. It's come and gone. But then I don't know where to find decent frozen yogurt even in California.

    There's a Freshens or two around. I'm prety sure the one in the Fashion Centre mall (Pentagon City Metro) is still there.

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      synaesthesia RE: elizabethmmm Mar 8, 2007 07:06 PM

      I think there's a Tasti D Lite in College Park, MD still. Not frozen yogurt, but still pretty good.

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        charmedgirl RE: synaesthesia Mar 9, 2007 04:51 AM

        For a long time I had been meaning to check this place out, since so many New Yorkers are in love with it. But when I went on the website about a month ago to confirm the address, it wasn't listed. Very dissappointed! Anyone regularly in the CP area know if it's still there??

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        laurentobias RE: elizabethmmm Mar 8, 2007 07:17 PM

        The best frozen yogurt, IMO, is oddly at Thomas Sweet in Georgetown. Of course, once you're there, it's hard to avoid the ice cream, but I think some of their yogurt is pretty good.

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          JAC13 RE: elizabethmmm Mar 8, 2007 10:15 PM

          I second Thomas Sweet. They have a german chocolate cake yogurt that is soooo good- I will make a special trip just for that.

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            cocoagirl RE: elizabethmmm Mar 9, 2007 03:46 AM

            the absolute best frozen yogurt is at the Lord and Taylor Tea Room- same FY that was served at Forty Carrots at Bloomingdales in the day, still served at the L & T in NY. Only one flavor - a slightly tart, cool yummy vanilla. It is an edangered species.

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              xnyorkr RE: cocoagirl Mar 9, 2007 12:41 PM

              Which DC-area L&T?

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              AndrewF RE: elizabethmmm Mar 9, 2007 05:55 AM

              I sent an email to the offices of the wonderful Pinkberry in SoCal asking them to consider the DC area for expansion. No dice. :(

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                ChocoHound RE: AndrewF Mar 9, 2007 12:34 PM

                No dice as in they said no or they haven't replied?

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                  AndrewF RE: ChocoHound Mar 9, 2007 01:53 PM

                  They said they currently had no plans to expand into the DC area. I told them they would kill here and even had some spaces in Bethesda identified for them! I'll keep my fingers crossed, though.

              2. ChocoHound RE: elizabethmmm Mar 9, 2007 12:36 PM

                Coney Island, this little shop in the 2000 Pennsylvania Ave building is pretty good. (Near GWU) On level with Thomas Sweet's in my opinion. They have some good rotating flavors and the standard issue chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter.

                Seriously though, we are lacking in this area.

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                  xtinaVC RE: elizabethmmm Oct 11, 2007 09:46 AM

                  New place just recently opened up in georgetown called Sweet Green..it's on M st and Bank st. It's a salad and FY place...they only have one flavor but its REAL fro yo..tangy and amazing. I do love thomas sweets but you can't call that frozen yogurt!! the fat free stuff is just fake ice cream. try sweet green, its amazing. very similar to that of L&T and bloomies. finally!!

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                    Bill on Capitol Hill RE: xtinaVC Oct 11, 2007 11:01 AM

                    FY. Good God, it took me five minutes to figure out that one even in the context of a frozen-yogurt thread.

                    SIWTA!

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                      xtinaVC RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Oct 11, 2007 11:55 AM

                      It took me a while when I read it in one of the earlier posts as well! Am i supposed to be able to figure out SIWTA too?

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                      caphill2320 RE: xtinaVC Oct 12, 2007 09:27 AM

                      I really like the fro yo at SweetGreen. I know people have complained that it's not *as good as* Pinkberry, but it's fine for me. I just wish they wouldn't be stingy with the toppings. That's kind of a downer.

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                      katecm RE: elizabethmmm Oct 11, 2007 01:51 PM

                      I LOVE the frozen yogurt at Max's (good lord almighty, it's pumpkin time!), but I suspect you're after Cali-style soft-serve. He does have soft-serve, but I always go for the scooped stuff.

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