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Juniper Frozen Yogurt - Providence

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

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  1. 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

    1. 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!).

      1. 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...

        1. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: HungryHipster

              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 =)

              1. re: sprinklez

                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

                1. re: Garris

                  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.

            2. 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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              1. re: kamico

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

                1. re: newhavener

                  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.

                  1. re: newhavener

                    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!

                    1. re: uglyagnes

                      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'.

                      1. re: OOliver

                        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.... ;)

                        1. re: kpolar

                          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