Orange Leaf NYC: Fro-Yo So Good!! ...Even When It's Freezing Outside

A few days ago, we were invited to the grand opening of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt's first store in NYC. Outside, it was a twenty-degree afternoon, but inside of  the brand new shop, the warm colors, funky flavors, and friendly atmosphere transported us somewhere else. Face painting, balloons, cookies, and free samples of every single flavor left my two girls completely satisfied... In their own words, the final score was: Five stars! (the highest possible) 

For a couple of hours, we forgot about the weather and indulged in their popular concoctions. Of course, frozen yogurt is not a new concept in a city like New York, but we enjoyed the idea of a self-serve, choose your own topping dessert, especially for little ones. They may choose what flavor or flavors they want in one cup, add as many toppings as they could imagine, put their own whipped cream on, add some sauces, put it on a scale, and then, pay by the weight, rather than by the amount of toppings or extras.

We liked that!! It could get expensive if you need to fill up your cup, but what a kid usually eats is often a lot less than the usual portions served somewhere else... Here, you can manage the portions!!

Mix, match and have a ball!! Out of Orange Leaf's variety of frozen yogurt, I was nicely surprised by the many choices, not only of traditional and original flavors, but also of their custom options, sugar-free, gluten-free, and yes...oh, yesss!! lactose free. As a lactose intolerant individual, you have no idea how much I appreciate that gesture... The Pina Colada (pineapple-coconut) mix was fantastic, creamy, flavorful, not so sweet, and easy to digest... Awesome!!

Orange Leaf NYC is located at 608 Second Avenue - between 33rd & 34th Street.

For Orange Leaf's other locations across the US, check their website.

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