Have you joined the army of fanatic devotees of tart frozen yogurt? Have you recently moved to Dallas from New York or California, and are jonesing for a Pinkberry fix? Have you heard about today’s non fat fro-yo craze, and wondered what all the fuss was about?
Dallas may not be home to the Pinkberry or Red Mango froyo chains (or not yet, anyway) but who needs them when you have the great frozen yogurt options that follow.
The best fro-yo in the Dallas area, Yogurtland is located in the same Korean shopping center as the Super H Mart in Carrollton. The decor is clean, modern and cheerful. Serve yourself from the staggering array of 16 different frozen yogurt choices that line the back wall, help yourself to toppings from the generous buffet of fresh fruit, breakfast cereals, chocolate chips, nuts, bits of cake and Korean favorites like mochi and red bean paste. Then, take your creation to be weighed at the register; it costs $.30 an ounce, the lowest price I’ve found in the Dallas area.
All of Yogurtland’s frozen yogurts are non fat and contain live active cultures. Some of their flavors have no added sugar, as well. The plain tart frozen yogurt is nicely tart, and Yogurtland’s tart Pomegranate and new Lemon Lime Tart are both good. The sweeter classic flavors are also good. I love their Pistachio and Peanut Butter fro-yo, and Yogurtland’s Dutch Chocolate is made with Ghiradelli chocolate. The taro is also nice, if you happen to be a fan. Check their website for a complete list of flavors and toppings.
Yogurtland is located just north of the George Bush Turnpike at 2625 Old Denton Road, Suite 316, Carrollton, Texas 75007.
Berry Berry has four types of frozen yogurt at any given time: plain tart fro-yo, Sugar free frozen yogurt “custard” plus two additional flavors (one with no added sugar) that rotate. I love their plain tart, and the no-sugar chocolate was suitably rich and chocolaty. The sugar free froyo custard would benefit from a name change: its sweet vanilla flavor would be a lot better if I wasn’t mentally comparing it to the real thing. The selection of toppings is wide and varied, and everything looks fresh and clean.
Berry Berry has free WiFi, comfy arm chairs and two flat screen TVs. It’s the local coffee shop of the fro-yo world and a nice place to hang out, plus the service is fantastic.
Berry Berry is not self serve, but they are not stingy with the toppings, either, and I like how they stick a layer of toppings in the middle, too. They also run monthly specials, which in July meant free refills. Check their website for the current flavors and specials.
Berry Berry is located at 4145 Beltline Rd, Ste 218, Addison, Texas 75001.
I Heart Yogurt
Huge cups make it hard to judge portions, which can be a problem at $.40 an ounce. Top tip: try and avoid going when school lets out. Good selection of toppings, and lots of them — all the better for the kiddies to make the biggest mess possible. All fro-yo shops get swamped when the nearby schools let out, it’s true, but for some reason the kids in this neighborhood are like miniature hurricanes– destructive and totally without supervision.
Good selection of flavors– 12 at any given time. The plain tart (which is labeled Italian Original) is nice and tart. If you’re a taro fan, I don’t know what to tell you since they didn’t have taro when I went. The coffee flavors are good, though, as is the nicely tart Pomegranate fro-yo.
I Heart Yogurt is located at 10720 Preston Road #1006, Dallas, Texas 75230.
If you happen to be a fan of acai, you are in luck. Orange cup is the only frozen yogurt place that I’ve been to that has it, and I must say that their acai non-fat frozen yogurt is pretty good. Their tart plain fro-yo is nicely tart, too. On the other hand, Orange Cup is not self serve and portions are small, matched by equally big prices.
Orange Cup is tucked away in a corner of Northpark Mall near Nieman Marcus, and it definitely has its fans. Northpark Mall, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75225.
Uptown self serve fro-yo with a suitably tony price tag of $.45 an ounce. The decor is sleek and modern, more of a lounge than a shop. If you enjoy watching a bunch of kids playing on a Wii, then this is the place for you. Its great location in the West Village makes it perfect for people watching, especially if sit on the patio while you eat.
The plain tart froyo is not very tart, though. In fact, I found most of their flavors to be overly sweet, at least to my taste, although they are all non fat. That said, they do have a big selection of flavors, and the toppings bar is well stocked.
Yogilicious is located at 3800 McKinney Ave, Ste 160, Dallas, Texas 75204