Apparently New York is slowly but surely being taken over by frozen yogurt establishments. Both the traditional press and food bloggers have spoken volumes about Pinkberry, a West-coast chain known affectionately as "Crackberry" for its addictive qualities. Since we first reported on it in October, there have been articles in the New York Sun, the New York Times, and posts from Restaurant Girl and Off the Broiler. But a challenger to Pinkberry arrived recently -- Yolato, where, according to today's NYT dining section "the creaminess of gelato meets frozen yogurt’s refreshing tang." Yolato's first location opened in January, and its second opened today, and the Pinkberry empire has plans to open two more Manhattan locations.
When we covered the arrival Pinkberry, one reader wondered how it compared with "the "real frozen yogurt" native to New York - that at Forty Carrots in Bloomingdale's." Well, we're going to find out for you. The Gothamist Food team is on it -- we'll try a yogurt from Forty Carrots, Pinkberry, and Yolato, and let you know our thoughts on each. Anywhere else you'd like us to go? Let us know in the comments.