By: John Shi <email@example.com>
Yogokiss is in every way a gastronomic experience in modernism. As I walk through the door, magazines arranged in a checkered pattern (with selections from Time to Glamour) hang on the wall to the left, and tiny hourglass-shaped stools in sets of three surround similarly small circular tables. In fact, circles seem to be the theme at Yogokiss; a series of circular mirrors adorns the top of the far wall, and a hanging display of round links is positioned across from the counter. What all of this modern decor creates is an environment unique to its location and a sense of minimalism that is often missing in today’s heavily decorated suburban restaurants and cafes.
And the minimalist theme of Yogokiss extends to its food offerings as well; besides vitamin water, Yogokiss offers only nonfat frozen yogurt, and in only one flavor. After picking a size, there are a variety of toppings that can be added, ranging from blueberries to chocolate chips to Korean rice cakes. It’s an easy formula for a light and healthy fix that’s pleasingly elegant in its simplicity. Yogurt + Topping. No blending, no mixing, no flavor shots and no sweet additives. Simple.
As for the yogurt itself, I found the texture to be a little too grainy for my taste; but it’s not like it’s advertised as gourmet or anything, and I’ve never found frozen yogurt to be as palatable as ice cream, so I’m probably unfairly biased in that judgment.
I decided to add blueberries, kiwi and pineapple to my yogurt, and it ended up tasting like yogurt with blueberries, kiwi and pineapple. Predictable, yes. And you know what? I liked it.
So if you’re looking for a healthy snack and/or can appreciate a colorful modernist setting, Yogokiss is a pretty cool place with both those things. It’s that simple.