Like coffee, frozen yogurt is another one of those trends that has completely exploded. There is a new frozen yogurt store in every neighborhood in the city and they are always busy no matter how cold it is outside. Also like coffee, I’m totally obsessed with this trend. A few years ago I did a summer program at Stanford and fell in love with a fro-yo shop in Palo Alto called Fraiche. I was thrilled when they opened up a second location in San Francisco last summer. For a number of reasons Fraiche wins my award for best fro-yo in the Bay.
As much as I love frozen yogurt, I think there is an often a slightly artificial taste to some of the low-fat or no-fat flavors. Yes less fat makes it more healthy, but I do not like sacrificing taste for calories. Fraiche manages to serve really natural, great tasting fro-yo that’s still good for you. The fact that it’s homemade and organic definitely doesn’t hurt! They have a limited number of flavors (original, chocolate, and soy) but I think it helps them focus on perfecting the flavors they serve. They also offer fresh yogurt (as in not frozen) for those of you who don’t want a brain freeze. In addition, they have an amazing selection of toppings including blue bottle coffee, apple crumble, dried figs, and homemade mochi. After tasting my way through the toppings, I’ve learned that granola and a fruit is the perfect combination for me. There’s some crunch and some sweet and it all tastes light and refreshing. The perfect afternoon snack.
What I bought/ordered/ate today:
original frozen yogurt with granola and strawberries