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kbo516 Jun 20, 2007 09:46 AM

Does anyone know of any yogurt places similar to Pinkberry that have popped up as a result of Pinkberry. Examples in LA are KiwiBerry and Cantaloop. Anyone else know of others?

  1. Lori SF Jun 20, 2007 09:58 AM

    recent post-
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/399042?query=pinkberry

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/40502...

    1. JasmineG Jun 20, 2007 09:58 AM

      People keep asking this question: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/399042 http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405026 http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405526 etc. The answer is generally no, but the closest thing is the yogurt ice cream at Sketch in Berkeley.

      1. Melanie Wong Jun 20, 2007 10:38 AM

        I love the frozen yogurt made with Strauss at Harmony in San Carlos. It's having a grand opening special next weekend.

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          misspiggy Jun 20, 2007 11:40 AM

          I definitely have to agree with Melanie on this - Harmony in San Carlos probably comes pretty darn close. Their yogurt is nice and clean and it has the real yogurt flavor. Try it - this place doesn't have the shaved ice with condense milk but it has the plain yogurt with the various toppings like fruit and granola.

          1. Eat_Nopal Jun 21, 2007 10:21 AM

            Nice to see real frozen yogurt is finally arriving to California, I should kick myself in the rear for yet another missed biz op!

            1. Robert Lauriston Jun 21, 2007 10:44 AM

              Is there really no Red Mango-type place in Oakland's Korean neighborhood yet? Seems like we've got every other kind of Korean specialty.

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                pwess Jun 21, 2007 10:49 AM

                Michelle's in Berkeley on Durant Ave has it - they call it "Mangoberry", I like it better than Pinkberry - not as sweet - and he has all of the standard Pinkberry toppings.

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                  whatsforlunch Jun 22, 2007 11:15 AM

                  Saw something that will be opening in North Beach called Honeydoo. Corner of Grant & Green. Sounds very similar to Pinkberry.

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                    kbo516 Jun 26, 2007 02:24 PM

                    Do you have any more info?

                    1. re: kbo516
                      Robert Lauriston Jun 26, 2007 03:10 PM

                      http://www.soophotography.com/blog/20...

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                        whatsforlunch Jul 7, 2007 12:08 PM

                        From Chronicle's food section this week says Honeydoo will be opening August. Other new place is the Yogurt Bar (2760 Octavia St., at Union).

                    2. hhc Jun 26, 2007 03:29 PM

                      Fraiche Yogurt, Palo Alto - like Pinkberry?
                      Just read on Yelp..this might be the next Pinkberry or just another copycat...Frozen Yogurt!

                      Fraiche Yogurt
                      644 Emerson
                      Palo Alto, CA 94301
                      650-566-0055

                      Hrs:
                      Weekdays 7am-10pm
                      Weekends 7am-11pm

                      Any reports?

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                        jsaimd Jul 7, 2007 08:10 PM

                        There have been a couple if you search from a couple of weeks ago. We went and liked it a lot, but I haven't had Pinkberry so I don't know about how it compares. I almost went again tonight, but decided to be good.

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                          whatsforlunch Jul 9, 2007 05:46 PM

                          Different than Pinkberry but still good. I like that their plain yogurt is not too sweet, but it didn't have enough yogurt flavor. It seemed like most people like their chocolate flavor instead. Harmony is closer to Pinkberry in flavor but still not the same. Pinkberry is very tart and not as creamy.

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