It’s like ice cream…but better!

By grace.g.yang ยท December 6, 2007
Under: Desserts,West Village

I’m at Red Mango RIGHT NOW and I’m updating from my friends BB pearl (huge pain). Red mango is giving away small froyos so get here before 10! The CEO is also here to answer questions. Everyone seems to Like it so far…more later from a real computer.

Update: here’s a picture I took from my curve of the Red Mango opening:

Trippy photo!!

It’s a red carpet opening (but by no means an exclusive event…go in for free frozen yogurt!!)

It’s creamier than Pinkberry, but the green tea definitely has a stronger flavor. I spoke with the CEO, Dan Kim, who told me that Red Mango was started by a bunch of his investment banker friends in Korea. Dan helped them bring Red Mango to the US and is working on opening new shops all over (five in New York – Bleecker St, Roosevelt Ave in Flushing, 14th and 6th, 45th and 8th, and one other location I wasn’t too sure about; two in Illinois – Naperville and Evanston, maybe one in DC, and a couple more on the west coast). I asked if he thought frozen yogurt was a fad and he said, definitely not; Red Mango is healthy and he wants to educate the customers about the benefits of eating yogurt. (yay education!)

Red Mango is open about their ingredients (unlike SOME frozen yogurt chains we frequent) and it has less sugar than Pinkberry (yay less sugar!).

I’ll be doing a more comprehensive review next weekend (following a frozen yogurt tour of New York) and I’m looking forward to seeing how Red Mango does in New York!

If you’re interested in joining the tour, please e-mail me at

Edit #2:

Here are the real pictures from tonight’s opening:

The inside has a lot of open space and different types of chairs (and couches!). A lot of people were at the opening and I’m sure Red Mango gave away a ton of free frozen yogurt:

Red Mango also has an interesting variety of toppings, including super-cute Ghirardhelli dark chocolate chips:

Reader Comments

i couldn’t make it out last night – but i’ll definitely try to visit this coming week! looks good!

Written By talida on December 7th, 2007 @ 6:48 am


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