Pinkberry Arrives with Carob and Strawberries

Pinkberry Skycam with Strawberries and Carob

Last night, I made my first visit to Pinkberry in spite of the cold temperatures and the surprising crowd huddled at the new frozen yogurt location on St. Marks Place between Second and Third Avenues in New York City’s East Village.

If you’re looking for anything other than frozen yogurt (or shaved ice?), Pinkberry’s is not the place for you. The menu has a basic offering which ranges from the original to the coffee and green tea flavors of frozen yogurt as well as smoothies and the aforementioned shaved ice.

I have a coffee ice cream fetish and, initially, was going to follow the fetish but was turned in the direction of the “original” by the enthusiastic Pinkberry cashier who thought I should start slow … the “yogurt is tangy.”

Pinkberry Crowds

Pinkberry Crowds

Wanting more, the cashier guided me assuredly in my order of toppings. My sundae was to be delivered with carob chocolate (cashier: “do you like bittersweet?” I don’t think I know you well enough.) and strawberries (cashier: “You want strawberries if this is your first time.” Hello hello.). He took my name (cashier: “Is that John with an “h”?” Just give me the sundae.) and I waited patiently for my first Pinkberry creation.

Pinkberry Toppings

Pinkberry Toppings

Within a minute or two my sundae arrived and I plunged my plastic spoon into its heart while making sure to attach a few chocolate pieces that decorated the edges. First reaction? Good stuff. It certainly gives my Ben & Jerry’s pints a run for the money and I’ll be back for more in the future. At $5, the Pinkberry’s original sundae with two toppings is a bit pricey but, hey, isn’t this stuff good for me?

Pinkberry Original with Two Toppings

Pinkberry Original with Two Toppings


March 18th, 2008

Entry Filed under: Food


  • 1. kathryn  |  March 18th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    If I’m getting more than one topping, I just go for the medium, which comes with three toppings included and also costs just under $5.

    IIRC, it’s got 0g of fat per serving for 4g of carbs. Of course, a serving is only 1g of yogurt! The small is 5g of yogurt, the medium of 8g of yogurt, etc. And the nutritional value is not even counting the toppings.

  • 2. Homer Fink  |  March 23rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Awesome, great to see that they’re putting that American Express Plum Card to good work. Hope they’ll never need to deal with Amex customer service or attempt to navigate its website!

  • 3. newval  |  March 23rd, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    One man’s plum card is another man’s shaved ice card. Here, here!

  • 4. Ariane  |  March 23rd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I like yogurt.


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