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Juniper Frozen Yogurt - Providence

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Nicole223 Jan 10, 2008 01:03 PM

Has anyone tried this new Pinkberry knockoff on Thayer st? Thoughts?

  1. kamico Feb 2, 2008 01:50 PM

    I tried it for the first time today. General consensus in the place was "it tastes like yogurt." And I agree. I opted for a simple plain with raspberries. Next time I think I'll get honey and and fruit.

    I've never been to Pinkberry so I have nothing to compare it to.

     
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      newhavener Aug 1, 2008 07:43 AM

      Is Juniper still open? Just read on a blog that it had closed. Anyone know?

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        Garris Aug 1, 2008 01:21 PM

        I was planning on walking over with my fiancee in a bit and called over... They're open to 11 PM tonight so I very much doubt they're closed ;-). Also, every time I'm in there, they are absolutely packed.

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          uglyagnes Aug 2, 2008 05:40 AM

          they are open still, but they did take down their pinkberry like sign for a much cuter juniper sign.

          I was there yesterday and it was so busy, and schools not even in!

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            OOliver Aug 2, 2008 01:24 PM

            I was there a few weeks ago (before any summer students were there) and the place was empty on a hot summer night around 8 PM.

            The frozen yogurt was OK ; nothing for me to run back to again (plain yogurt with gummie bears mixed in). I thought it was VERY EXPENSIVE for what you get...despite the fact that they are in the 'high rent district'.

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              kpolar Aug 3, 2008 09:10 AM

              Not 100% sure of prices, but Three Sisters on Hope St. (towards Pawtucket)
              also has that tangy, yougurt-tasting "soft-servy-type" frozen yogurt-- I think it's probably WAY cheaper, isn't as frou-frou, locally owned, not a chain, etc. etc. Wondering how it compares, my guess is that T.S. is better.... ;)

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                Garris Aug 4, 2008 09:17 AM

                My guess is you're correct on all fronts... Is Juniper a chain?

                One reasons people might have thought they closed is they changed their hours to "summer hours" while the students are away and are opening later.

                - Garris

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        HungryHipster Jan 21, 2008 10:32 AM

        Ok, so let me get this straight....
        You actually want the frozen yogurt to taste like "frozen yogurt"? Personally, I'll pick my TCBY chocolate that "tastes like soft serve" over Juniper any day. I just don't get it...especially for $5. Not for nothing, but I could put a container of yogplait in the freezer and be equally satisfied....

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          sprinklez Jan 22, 2008 04:36 AM

          yeah it is pricey for froyo.. but it is surprisingly addictive. despite the cold, i was outside woofing down my cup with one hand and balancing a pizza box from antonios with the other. thayer st's awesome =)

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            Garris Jan 22, 2008 09:20 AM

            A bit off topic, I can't help but be constantly amazed by the economics of this street:

            - 2 ice cream AND a frozen yogurt store...
            - No less than 3 pizza places, all making vaguely NY style pizza...
            - What will soon be, what, about 3 places doing express sushi...

            All in about 3 blocks of retail?? And they all seem to do OK?? Amazing... Gotta love it :-).

            - Garris

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              HungryHipster Jan 23, 2008 03:56 PM

              Dude, its all the college folk - they all have meal plans that include those restaurants. It's also cheap, lots are open late &they tolerate us. Its probably why no respectible restaurant lies on Thayer (Although, don't get me wrong - I have my favorites respectible or not) - and that all the highly talked about established places (such as Chez Pascal, Seven Stars) lie up on Hope Street. Somewhere between Thayer, Hope and Tortilla Flats is an invisible line that divides THIS from THAT.

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          uglyagnes Jan 20, 2008 09:55 AM

          here's a picture I took of it yesterday
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/uglyagne...

          its similar to pinkberry, but not quite the same, I'll be going back again and again to try the different combos.

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            EERac Jan 18, 2008 12:15 PM

            I liked it. It doesn't taste quite the same as Pinkberry, but it was good enough for me to blog about:

            http://providencedailydose.com/2008/0...

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              kskorija Jan 15, 2008 05:09 AM

              It is great, had it this weekend. My wife and I have been looking for these places since she had something called "Baby Yogurt" in Italy over 5 years ago. Now they are just popping up everywhere. This one is as good as any. (which in my opinion is addictive and amazing!).

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                sprinklez Jan 10, 2008 01:39 PM

                ohh ohh i want to know too! have you tried it? i had pinkberry once and i loved it! i normally dislike trends, but something about that tangy yogurt was comforting and satisfying to me. i'll definitely try juniper this weekend and report back

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