Hey summer isn’t over yet….so all the hot weather treats are still in! It’s still safe to wear shorts, flip flops, and take your time with your favorite frozen yogurt. That’s right, I didn’t say ice cream cone because Red Mango is in town! They keep it simple at first with 2 flavors: either green tea (as flavorful as the liquid variety) or a real creamy vanilla. After that, your topping options expand exponentially. You can either take the high road with healthy fresh blueberries, raspberries, bear naked granola, mochi (sweet rice cake), red beans, or sliced almonds. Alternatively take the more instantly gratifying decadent path with Ghirardelli dark mini chocolate chips, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles, crushed graham crackers, or Oreo pieces.
So what sets this place on 182 Bleeker St. apart from the many other “fro yo” competitors in NYC? For one, the location… a huge back garden area to sit and bask in that Indian summer sunshine. Heat lamps stand at the ready for those chillier evenings. Secondly, Red Mango is touted as being the original purveyors of the frozen yogurt craze that began in Korea before being imported to the U.S.. Another plus includes the fact that their fat free yogurt is made from scratch using live cultures. To buck their tendency toward smaller servings, I recommend going for the medium which has a ton more yogurt and consequently more surface area for toppings. For the total Asian experience, green tea and either mochi or red beans on top hits the spot!
182 Bleecker St
(between Mac Dougal St & Sullivan St)
New York, NY 10012