After spending five days in Vegas, I needed New York. Every year in August, right around my birthday, the weather changes and you can feel fall in the air. It's just a tease - it always gets hot and humid again - but it always makes me want to spend hours outside. This weekend, Andy and I took Rocco to work for a few hours at an outside table at The Half Pint, had dinner at a cozy Nolita spot, Peasant, took a long walk through the East Village, did a 13-mile early morning bike ride through Central Park, scouted out a classic NYC pizza spot, L&B Spumoni Gardens and walked 8 miles through Brooklyn and over the bridge. On our walk home, we spotted the new Chobani store in SoHo that has been popping up in food blogs everywhere. It was just the right time for a bite, 4 p.m., so we decided to stop in.
This place is FANTASTIC and the first of its kind. It's like an ice cream shop, except with Greek yogurt creations. The same stuff you buy at the grocery store but it somehow tastes 10x better. It comes in a little glass cup (cool tip: return it & you get 25 cents off your next purchase). I got toasted coconut, pineapple, walnuts & a drizzle of light agave syrup over 0% plain yogurt. I could eat it morning, noon and night. Greek yogurt stores will soon appear everywhere and it started at Prince & West Broadway here.
Chobani SoHo: 150 Prince Street at West Broadway (close to Vesuvio Bakery!)