On a warm NYC evening, the question of the hour often is, “16 Handles or Pinkberry?” In Foodie Pleasure-land, there’s a disagreement on which is better.
He says: I like 16 Handles because there are more flavors and toppings. I like to have variety when it comes to frozen yogurt. One night I might be in the mood for something fruity so flavors like Green Apple Tart, Strawberry Fields, and Just Peachy satisfy that craving. Another night I might be in the mood for something different, something not so typical. Flavors like Pistachio, Angel Food Cake, and Graham Cracker hit the spot when you are looking for something out of the ordinary.
She says: Why mess with the original? Call me a victim to good publicity, but I still remember hearing about Pinkberry on NPR a few years ago and being very excited to get my hands on it. Fast forward a few years and I’m still a very happy camper when visiting a clean, crisp Pinkberry. The bright colors, clean atmosphere and consistent yet creative menu really hit the spot when I’m in the mood for fro-yo. I always go with Pomegranate or Original because I like to combine the tartness with sweet, fruity flavors like mango, blueberries, strawberries, coconut and chocolate shavings. Looking for another benefit to Pinkberry? You can ALWAYS get a sample, whether you’re in the mood to try the newest flavor or remind yourself of a staple.
Lucky for us, 16 Handles and Pinkberry are two storefronts down from each other on the Upper East Side so we can both be happy. Help us settle the argument, though… who’s side are you on?