Unlike hard-packed ice cream, soft-serve yogurt is lighter, healthier, and doesn't demand to be greeted with a shrill chorus of screams. Shake hands with a polite frozen treat with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get a punch card good for five 8-ounce cups of frozen yogurt at Chill Berry (a $19.60 value, at $0.49/ounce). This deal is valid for one cup per visit at the location on Lenox Avenue.
A frosty deluge of self-serve flavors and toppings await patrons at Chill Berry, an eponymously laid-back kosher yogurt lounge. Refrigerated pipes connected to heaven’s cloud factory pump out a constant rotation of classic tarts, summery sorbets, and straight-from-the-bakery creations such as red velvet and new york cheesecake. After selecting a flavor from the menu, customers can bedazzle their cups with diamond-shaped strawberry wedges, golden granola clusters, and pearly balls of mochi. Sprinkle on some nuts and brownie bits for a more decadent treat that still weighs in with a slew of digestive and immunity-boosting health benefits.
Though Chill Berry’s self-serve set-up allows patrons to complete their orders in a flash of creamy lightning, many prefer to stick around and soak in the style of the modish retro lounge. Visitors can often spot local fashionistas posing on one of the leather stools or benches with a cup of no-sugar-added vanilla, waiting for admirers to shower them with praise and rainbow sprinkles.
Chill Berry of Harlem's wall of up to 10 frozen-yogurt flavors swirl sweet and frosty peaks beneath an array of more than 40 decadent toppings. Patrons sidle up to the self-serve stations with cup in hand to engulf frozen varieties such as pomegranate-vanilla swirl with a kaleidoscope of fresh fruit, rainbow sprinkles, vanilla wafers, and cookie crumbs. A quintet of flat-screen TVs emblazon plum-hued walls to complement the treat tailoring, as an array of pendant lamps illuminate every inch of the berry-colored sweet shop. Customers can indulge in their creamy concoctions as they rest weary legs on Chill Berry's cushy chocolate-leather booths or crabwalk on the slate gray ceiling.
414 Lenox Ave.
Harlem, New York 10037