Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Visit to Chobani SoHo

If you’ve read much of this blog you probably know I’m a big fan of Greek yogurt. When I was young I detested yogurt. I didn’t want anything to do with it. Thankfully though, I’ve grown out of that and started eating yogurt several years ago, and once I started caring more about to what I ate and started reading blogs, I tried Greek yogurt. The first brand I tried I did not like at all, but my first taste of a Chobani was a life changing moment.

It’s no surprise then, that when I heard about Chobani SoHo I knew I had to go check it out. My friend April, another runner and yogurt fan, was game so we went on Sunday. Right away we were struck by the small size of the space, and also by how packed it was. There’s not much space to move around, but it is really well designed, very sleek, and the flow is pretty good so it’s not too bad.

Not long after we entered a guy came up to us and offered us menus. We got his advice on the mixes – sweet vs savory – and then ordered and paid right there with him. Back behind a window people were busy putting together the orders. There are only two small benches and one little bar at the window. Thankfully we were able to grab the bar while we waited for our order.





I chose the pistachio & chocolate (big surprise, right?) which also has fresh mint, honey and mandarin oranges. April had the toasted coconut & pineapple which comes with hazelnuts and light agave nectar. Each concoction has a plain 2% base although it is possible to customize – we both chose plain 0% and April asked for for hers without the agave nectar. We both loved our choices.

One thing I must mention is that you should not expect to come here and have a meal. I often have Chobani with fruit and granola for breakfast, well the portion sizes at the café are not big enough for that but they are perfect for a nice healthy snack to keep you going while shopping in area. A much better option that a dirty dog or a stale pretzel from a street vendor! And at $3.75, the price is good too!

I do love this unique concept and think Chobani was the right brand to give it a try because they seem more authentic and connects better with fans than some other yogurt brands. I’m definitely planning to go back again, and from a text message I got from April last night I think it’s a good bet she’ll be back too! Next time you’re in SoHo, make you’re way over to Prince and West Broadway!

Now I just have to find the vanilla chocolate chunk chobani I heard about from Megan

  • Are you a Greek yogurt fan? What’s your favorite flavor?

Plain for me. I like changing the flavors with the fruit I add.

  • What’s the most unique use you’ve found for Greek yogurt?

I haven’t yet tried any recipes with Greek yogurt, so I’d love your advice!

  • It’s Wednesday – are you a fan of hump day?

I’m struggling this morning so I need some coffee!


Today’s workout -

  • 40min run
  • 3x10 tricep pushdown
  • 3x10 hammer curl
  • 3x10 weighted side bends
  • 1x40sec plank
  • 100 ab exercises
  • stretching


mego@watchmegorun said...

so glad you did a full write up of it! It looks so yummy and the next time I go to nyc, it's going to be a must for me! (Thanks for the shoutout too :) ) Happy wednesday!

Leanne Vogel said...

Good choice on toppings, I would have done the SAME thing!

Amy said...

So glad you liked our flagship store! The Pistacho + Chocolate is my personal favorite of the sweet creations...mmmm, now I'm craving it. Might have to swing by today!


gracekelle @ leangirlsclub said...

This is definitely on my to-do list. I'm a big fan of the plain chobani and have it stocked in my fridge. Usually I like it with some berries, or if I'm craving something sweet I mix a TEENY bit of peanut butter and jelly.

Lisa_earlymorningrun said...

I'd love to go with you when you go! Just let me know!

Also, I LOVE adding PB to my Greek yogurt. So good!

BackatSquare0 said...

I love Greek yogurt and use it in place of mayo in tons of dip recipes. Makes spin & artichoke dip much healthier, but still so yummy.

Susan - Nurse on the Run said...

Chobani SoHo is so cute! Glad you got to check it out. :)