Inlaid between bright-green tiles, Matcha Frozen Yogurt’s self-serve banks pour out 10 frozen-yogurt flavors from a list that includes gluten-free, sugar-free, nonfat, and nondairy options. The independent shop’s flavors rotate periodically, filling 16-ounce cups with everything from classic alpine vanilla to new york cheesecake and hawaiian pineapple, all of which are certified kosher and contain digestion-aiding live natural yogurt cultures. More than 60 toppings, including fresh fruit, coconut jelly, and mochi, dance atop frosty surfaces like Olympic figure skaters covered in fire ants, and each hefty helping is priced by the ounce.
Inside, white folding chairs surround matching white tables that rest between tangerine and lime-green walls. Sunlight pours through Matcha's large storefront window, gently warming patrons, illuminating glistening, fresh toppings, and melting the arms off of Venus de Milo yogurt sculptures.
Isaac Mizrahi's family ate a lot of frozen yogurt. During one of many trips to the fro-yo shop with his kids, Isaac decided to cut out the middle man and open his own store. He cut the ribbon on his first Groovy Spoon location in Tarzana, California, where swarms of yogurt enthusiasts crowded around self-serve stations built into modern avocado-green walls. The success of that shop, which has been featured on Khloé & Lamar, led to more locations in California and Ohio, each slinging a rotation of more than 20 yogurt flavors, including sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free options. Cheesecake, Oreo cookie, and pomegranate varieties lay the groundwork for a bevy of healthy and decadent toppings, such as fruit and candy in the form of chunks, tidbits, and 20-sided dice.
Although the serve-it-yourself yogurt haven is relatively new to the Columbus area, Menchie's has received a slew of praise in other locales, including the number-one vote for best ice cream shop in the Best of the LA Hotlist three years running. Menchie's provides a vivacious variety of live-and-active-culture-filled frozen yogurt flavors and toppings for patrons to mix in and top off themselves. Flavors such as pomegranate tart, maple nut, strawberry shortcake, and vanilla latte lift up mouth garage doors with their sweet disposition and non-accusatory verbal skills. Choose your own exciting ending with toppings such as peanuts, mint cookies, and blueberries atop the lush yogurtscapes, or opt to keep your helping bare and radiating with its own natural beauty. Yogurt offerings come in low-carb, dairy-free, and no-sugar-added choices..
Following in the footsteps of numerically shaped oat cereal and president-profile pasta, Sugardaddy's distinctively circle-shaped confections prove that well-formed fare always tastes better. Premium semi-sweet chocolate swirled with unsweetened chocolate and fine espresso give the signature brunettes their intensely decadent flavor. The rich mint might tempt gum chewers, while the dark berry offers a touch of just-picked flavor. You can also get your brownies tinged with citrus, bursting with peanut butter, or spontaneously combusting with walnuts. If you don't even like your humor dark, batter up with a more buttery bite and try the blondies. The sugary snacks explode with brown sugar for a moist, indulgent pick-me-up. Sugardaddy's offers four featured blends: cinnamon, nutty, strawberry, and Tahiti. Learn more about every flavor here.