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Any other Pinkberry wannabes in SF

misspiggy Sep 17, 2007 09:32 PM

I am addicted to this natural yogurt with fruit craze and can't make it down to Harmony (Santa Carlos) everyday so need a place in the city that serves the Pickberry style fro yo. I tried Yogurt Bar off Union and that was definitely subpar. You can still kinda taste the gelatin in it - yucky! Are there any other places that serve this - help!!!

  1. Ruth Lafler Sep 27, 2007 11:40 AM

    Papamingo's in Berkeley. We were walking by after a performance at Zellerbach and remembering all the fuss about Pinkberry, decided to try it. I thought it was pretty good, although I'm not sure I understand the obsession.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler
      misspiggy Sep 27, 2007 11:38 PM

      When I first had it I didn't understand why it was such a craze either - I had this kind of yogurt all the time. It tasted just like my greek plain yogurt that I add honey, fruit and granola to but now that I have had the frozen version I just love it. I may take the advice and just buying an ice cream machine but it seems like too much work. Try the one in San Carlos - the best by far of the ones on the peninsula and in the SF.

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      misscristina Sep 27, 2007 09:34 AM

      I know gelato isn't frozen yogurt, but Copa Loca on Capp and 22nd in the Mission has yogurt gelato that is beyond good! It's tangy and sweet. SO GOOD!

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      1. re: misscristina
        Robert Lauriston Sep 27, 2007 10:05 AM

        Gelato Milano in Berkeley also makes great yogurt gelato. Goes really well with their tart mango or lemon sorbetto.

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          Aaron Sep 28, 2007 11:20 AM

          But tangy lovers be warned...it is VERY sweet.

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        mbaldauf Sep 18, 2007 01:59 PM

        The liquor store on Union and Fillmore - I'm sorry I can't remember the name - recently started carrying new frozen yogurts (allegedly made with Dannon nonfat yogurt as a base). Their "plain" variety is as good or better than Pinkberry (I'm from LA, so I am very familiar with that taste). I was shocked at how good it was - no comparison to awful Yogurt Bar. I didn't notice if they have fresh fruit, but the yogurt is so good it needs nothing. I had been excited about Honeydoo opening, but now I don't care in the least.

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        1. re: mbaldauf
          sylphi Sep 19, 2007 08:29 AM

          That place you are referring to on Union and Fillmore is Michaelis Wine and Spirit Store. One word of caution though, they don't always have the plain flavor as they rotate the flavors every so often.

          I can't seem to get the link to work...but the address is as follows:
          2198 Union Street
          (between Fillmore St & Webster St)
          San Francisco, CA 94123

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          sylphi Sep 18, 2007 01:27 PM

          There's going to be a new place called HoneyDoo in North Beach. I believe they are opening soon (within a month or so). I have tried it before as they were at the North Beach Jazz Festival but the only flavor that they had at the time was the plain flavor.

          1. Robert Lauriston Sep 18, 2007 09:46 AM

            Search for Pinkberry (not Pickberry) and you'll find a bunch of topics on places more or less doing that style, which Pinkberry knocked off from a Korean chain called Red Mango.

            1. sgwood415 Sep 17, 2007 09:36 PM

              For anyone who is looking for Harmony, it's in San Carlos (not Santa). Definitely worth trying if you're in the area. It's a little hard to find (they need some help with the signage). Here's the location below.

              (note: the listing for Perfect Harmony was a mistake and the "remove" button isn't working)

              Harmony Frozen Yogurt
              1226 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

              Perfect Harmony
              1213 Jervis Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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