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Yogurberry (Wilshire/Western)

love2eat Jul 20, 2007 03:30 PM

I just tried this new frozen yogurt place in the new Mercury Loft Building. Bottom Line: Don't waste your money. If you thought Pinkberry's yogurt was icy, you really havent seen anything until you try Yogurberry. Totally icy with skimpy portions. I ordered a medium plain with blackberries. They literally put six whole berries on the whole thing. The medium is 3.50 plus .75 for each topping. Pinkberry is still tops after trying Fiore, Yogurberry, and Pinkberry. Modern/Hollywood Regency decor with clear Kartel chairs. Hot Pink Walls with Black Chandeliers and tile mosaic walls. Nice space, friendly service, bad yogurt.

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  1. Woolsey Jul 20, 2007 07:02 PM

    Not to be contrary, but CéFiore whomps Stinkberry up and down the hall. So do Cantaloop, Snowberry, Yogotango...

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    1. re: Woolsey
      foodieqt Aug 26, 2007 08:26 PM

      I hate to say it, but I just tried the new Yogurberry that opened up on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood and I liked it BETTER than Pinkberry. Maybe it was the "harder" consistency that I prefered (or icy-ness, as you refer to it). Good sized, portions...really delicious stuff!

      1. re: foodieqt
        rameniac Aug 26, 2007 08:35 PM

        egad, what an awful name, tho. 'yogurberry'. my word, the insanity must stop.

        1. re: rameniac
          Normal Garciaparra Aug 26, 2007 08:53 PM

          I guess the extra "T" in the name was prohibitively expensive...

          ...I would also guess "Yorgurtpia" has a similar dilemma (the "O" probably cost more since it was a vowel).

      2. re: Woolsey
        Emme Aug 26, 2007 09:34 PM

        The only one I like is Yogotango for the tomato yogurt.

        The name Yogurberry does suck, but has anyone seen the chocolate chip cookies at the Whole Foods around Los Angeles called "Fish'n'Chips?" Talk about a bad name for cookies...

        1. re: Emme
          rameniac Aug 27, 2007 10:15 AM

          lol at least that's semi-original (h. salt not withstanding). maybe "yogurberry" is a tongue-in-cheek sendup of all the yogurt places sprouting up around town, although that wouldn't make it much worthier.

          1. re: rameniac
            Dav Aug 27, 2007 01:22 PM

            I think Yogurberry is actually a korean chain that is expanding into socal, so their name was picked originally for the korean market. They aren't exactly just making up a "(blank)berry" name to compete with pinkberry.

            1. re: Dav
              wutzizname Oct 29, 2007 01:00 PM

              The name Yogurberry does suck, but not as hard as Dietberry on Melrose.

              1. re: wutzizname
                Waverly SGV Jan 12, 2008 11:07 AM

                LOL indeed. How about "Milky Icy" which morphed into "Cherry Lips?"

          2. re: Emme
            krez Aug 27, 2007 03:49 PM

            LOL I thought that was breadcrumb mix until I stared at it for 5 minutes in line.

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          nick_r Aug 27, 2007 01:26 PM

          Yogurberry is what they're selling in the new Landmark West LA. It's certainly no better than Pinkberry and probably not as good.

          Right now, as far as I'm concerned, nothing competes with Red Mango.

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          1. re: nick_r
            cyberroo Aug 27, 2007 03:46 PM

            What he said. I'm just waiting for the Red Mango to open on Wilshire.

            1. re: cyberroo
              JackonCrack Jan 9, 2008 09:54 AM

              Is this open yet? On the Website (http://www.redmangousa.com/) it's moved fof the Coming Soon list.

              YAY, now i don't have to drive to the Westside

              1. re: JackonCrack
                JackonCrack Jan 12, 2008 10:57 AM

                Answering my own question. RED MANGO on Wilshire in the Miracle Mile (across from Burger King, just a blocok of so west of Highland) is now open!

                It was relatively empty when i went, and they still seem to be working out a few kinks (yogurt seemed a little...watery? fruit wasn't as fresh as Westwood) but I'll definately be back for the Red Mango smoothness.

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            jellybeen Oct 29, 2007 12:54 PM

            the yogurt is so good. they have different flavors that keep changing and the toppings are real fresh. i love the strawberry coconut swirl.

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            1. re: jellybeen
              KingsCast Nov 24, 2007 03:02 PM

              I have to agree. I recently moved into the Mercury lofts and quickly became a regular at YogurBerry. Taste wise, it's better than PinkBerry and Snowberry (just down the street).

              1. re: KingsCast
                JackonCrack Jan 12, 2008 10:59 AM

                I wished I liked Yogurberry more, but to me it's so...THICK (and their plain isn't tangy at all).

                It reminds me of TCBY - 80s era yogurt, you know?

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              ksteph80 Jul 23, 2008 05:21 PM

              Really? I love Yogurberry. I think it beats Pinkberry by FAR. It's actually one of the best ones out there. I've only tried the one in Rancho Cucamonga because it just opened up but it's SO GOOD!!!

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              1. re: ksteph80
                Jolly Jul 24, 2008 12:52 AM

                I love it and I like their space, it's comfy. I like Korean style frozen yogurt and they have rotating flavors. I like putting on my own topping. I like the toppings there better than at Pinkberry's. I like Pinkberry's too. I want to try Red Mango.

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