Menchie's Yogurt - Anyone been?
I'm hearing a lot of buzz at my kid's school about Menchie's Frozen Yogurt on Laurel Canyon near Riverside in Studio City.
Anyone been? Anything make it different from a typical yogurt spot or Pinkberry? How's the quality, pricing, etc.
I love this place. They have 10 flavors that rotate, but I think they always have a chocolate, vanilla, tart, and a fruit tart. Last time I was there they had a cake batter flavor that was awesome, I've also seen flavors like irish mint, cookies and cream, and peanut butter, I love that stuff cus im not much of a tart person. They also have all sorts of toppings and yea i did see a kid grab in one of the toppings but someone behind the counter immediately came took the topping container threw away a bunch of the topping cleaned it up and put in a new spoon, so that made me feel better about the whole self serve aspect. Also the workers are generally very friendly. but yea just most of all i like being able to get exactly what i want, and as much of it as i want.
It really depends what you want, i typically get $3-5 worth, i get multiple flavors and all sorts of toppings.
If i want more than one flavor and more than one kind of topping at any of the other places its way more than that. I guess if you want a lot of one flavor and one topping it probably comes out to more, but to those who like variety its a way better deal.
I know this answer is late after the original post but here it is. Menchie's biggest difference is it's by the weight pricing. It offers about 6-8 different flavors, typically with one or two non-dairy and kosher options, a salad bar of mix-ins and toppings, and then a friendly teen worker usually weighs your bowl and charges you at the end. The idea is really great. Very clean. Nice array of toppings from traditional (hot chocolate, caramel, nuts) to fruity (kiwi, strawberry, pineapple) to fun (fruity pebbles, thin mint cookie crumbles, carob chips). The flavors are pretty great too, although I tend to be partial to the tangy original yogurt.
I know there are some germophobes out there who dislike the serve yourself aspect of this place. It doesn't bother me. I've never felt the place was unclean, and I'm not afraid of salad bars, et al.