Located in the Brick Light District south of the University of New Mexico campus, Yoberri is a cutesy, locally-owned place you must go. Check it:
|Carey Scott, my partner-in-crime!|
A looksie from the inside:
|Totally cute art, P.S.|
This is a great place to go on a Sunday afternoon with friends, a Friday night after dinner with a sweetheart, or by yourself any day of the week! As long as it falls in between these hours:
Enough business, let's get back to fro-yo, because it's absolutely one of my favorite culinary delights.
Yoberri always has classic tart as a fro-yo basic, along with three other amazing flavors. To list a few: chocolate hazlenut (i.e. Nutella), chocolate, blueberry-banana, plum, green apple, rose, strawberry, orange, and litter box.
Because of the way the machines are set up, you can also do a twist from the two flavors in each machine!
And, of course, like frozen yogurt shops around the country, you can add toppings!
So, out of these wonderful toppings, Care-Bare and I came out with these little ladies:
|Classic tart w/ strawberries and WHITE YOGURT CHIPS! Ka-ching!|
|Classic tart/chocolate + Oreo bits|
Let's not get confused. TCBY and other places that have "frozen yogurt" are merely lying to you. Well, not exactly, but they use pre-made mixes, in which they dump right into the machine. Yoberri, on the other hand, makes their yogurt everyday from SCRATCH. They use fresh milk, sugar, yogurt, and other ingredients.
And this, my friends, makes a HUGE difference.
Down to the bang you get for your buck.
I know this may be a gluttonous suggestion, but go for the medium special. One time I tried to be sensible and go for the small and wanted to go back for another. Don't limit yourself, trust me.
And also, fro-yo is actually pretty good for you when it comes to desserts:
So, if I do the math correctly, a medium plus toppings will be in the 300 calorie range. A small Frosty Dairy Dessert (and yes, you must call it by its full name) is 330 calories. BUT, it's merely empty calories. Fro-yo is packed with nutrients (although the sugar content rings in similarly around just over 40 grams).
Also, like other yogurts, fro-yo is full of probiotics, which are friendly microorganisms who benefit digestive/intestinal health. Fro-yo has also been known, and I know this from personal experience, to help hangovers.
Also, I can not explain enough how GREAT the service is here. Perhaps I go in too frequently (pa-shaw), but the employees are always very friendly and will let you try as many flavors and you want. Not to mention there is a very cute employee who always makes me turn quite red during ordering.
Yoberri gets the absolute Food in the 505 stamp of approval.
-Great for all ages, shapes, sizes, and creeds (classism is not funny, though)
-Around $5 a person
-Doesn't offer much else, but does have canned drinks, hot tea, and bottled water
-Limited seating inside and on patio
-GREAT spot for a date!
-The only fro-yo spot in the 505 (although I hear talk of one popping up in Nob Hill soon)
Santa Fe Location: 324 W. San Francisco St. (505.995.1191)
The 'Burque: 115 Harvard Drive (505.266.6833)
|Yes, I'm wearing a backwards hat because I'm a 17-year-old boy in 1994|
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10