Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Review: Yogorino

When we were in college, my friend Marni and I decided to spend the summer studying in Florence, Italy. I can write a whole essay about the awesomeness of that trip, but the long and short of it is that while I was there I learned enough Italian to speak to a small dog, and ate gelato pretty much every single day.

On the, perhaps 2 days we didn't eat gelato (and maybe on some days when we did), we went to this place around the corner called Baby Yogurt. This store had plain frozen yogurt with about a zillion toppings, including great fresh fruit. It was goo-ood. And now I get to my point. You can now have the Baby Yogurt experience right here in Philadelphia!! Yogorino, on the corner of 20th and Locust is, as far as I can tell, Baby Yogurt brought to America (also, it says "baby yogurt" on the back of their shirts. I was so excited I called Marni to tell her I was in Baby Yogurt.)

The goods: The yogurt a bit softer then soft serve and comes in one flavor. It is tangy and just tart enough, and the toppings (first one is free!) include fresh fruit, nuts, and a delicious pistachio sauce. Each time I have it I wish I had ordered a bigger size. The staff is friendly, and as far as I can tell, are Americans, but speak lovely Italian amongst themselves. This is one of those deserts you can convince yourself is healthy for you, and I suppose it is, compared to Mr. Softee (which is, if you don't know already, shockingly unhealthy). I'm just pleased to have it on my continent and in my neighborhood.


She-Fit said...

Yum! I love yogurt. There is so many different things you can put in it. My favorite is putting fresh kiwi and strawberries with a little bit of crushed graham crackers.

Peggy said...

I am going to Florence on August 15!! YOu have to tell me all the tips you can. I am very excited. Tell me everything I should eat there!!!