We have a knock-off! A non-chain one called Mango Tree. I was a little disappointed at the messy counter and low toppings (they were out of the Mochi, which Sarah made me get while in NYC, never would have otherwise, they look kind of like clear gummy bears- I know that sounds gross but you HAVE to get them-- they were called rice cakes at Pinkberry... made the treat SOOOOO fun and SOOO good).
Anyway-- so it wasn't perfect, but it was 30 minutes to closing, in their defense. But besides that, it was that same delicious, tart yogurt, with pretty, fresh fruit goodness on top. They even had the same Ikea light fixtures hanging all over and that simple, modern feel. However, they also offered gelato, which made it cool if you want gelato--- but took away a little of that clean, simple look. All in all though.... how the heck we've had a Pinkberry knock-off in my neighborhood for FIVE months without my knowing is beyond me. Apparently, I'm SO not in the know. It took Ross' friend, who just moved here from New York coming back to the office with his colorful treat for us to hear about it. I'm super. duper. excited.
You local girls-- (I say that like we live somewhere cool like Hawaii) -- it's on the corner of El Paseo and 74 in the same parking lot as Pick Up Stix. Lisa, I can't believe you didn't already know about this--- which leads me to believe you DID know and never shared the secret. Hmm. Enjoy fellow desert-dwellers. We're getting hipper by the second.