I love all three and visit each one but my favorite right now has to be 16 Handles, especially after the introduction of their black loyalty card and their new location a few blocks from my office. I do not know this for a fact, but I would say of all of my favorites, that they have the largest assortment of toppings to choose from. But the real reason it takes the cake in my book is that the name of the establishment comes from the 16 flavors of frozen yogurt they have, which vary by season, and the fact that you can serve yourself!
Now that the weather is turning cold one of my favorite treats is slowly becoming an infrequent indulgence, fro yo. I love frozen yogurt and I think this passion stemmed from my dining hall which in college had a frozen yogurt machine that was the perfect ending to almost every single meal! Over the years I have come to learn that I like both tart and sweet frozen yogurt and while the classic chocolate and vanilla twist with chocolate sprinkles (I have when people call them jimmies). There are not many things I would highlight about my university’s only dining hall besides the view, but the fro yo was definitely a high point.
Now that I am not in college anymore I have to find other places to find my fro yo. In Washington, D.C. Sweetgreen has a tart yogurt that is unparalleled, espeically when mixed with sweet berries as the toppings. There are times though that I did not have the money or did not have the opportunity to walk to to store so the best alternative I found was Trader Joe’s Non Fat Plain Frozen Yogurt. One quart has the same great taste and calorie content in one serving all for the price of a small yogurt at Sweetgreen. However, due to the fact that there is only one flavor at Sweetgreen and sometimes I want variety I went to Pinkberry which opened my senior spring and is also here in New York City. Pinkberry has to viy for my affection and is up against pretty hefty competition with Tasti D Lite (famous from sex and the city) and 16 Handles.
My Favorite Combination:
Small 16 Handles cup:
1/3 Red Velvet with dark chocolate mini Reeses
1/3 Chocolate with pink yogurt covered animal crackers
1/3 Cheesecake with mini cheesecake bites