Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Future Fro-yo Shop Pictures: Loving Cup Hayes Valley

Fro-yo girl here. Loving Cup’s second location replaces the serene Asian tea room, Taste. Back in March the expected opening date was April 15. The interior is far from finished and the Loving Cup sign has yet to appear. Loving Cup 2 will offer rice pudding and hand churned frozen yogurt like the original location on Polk. The new location will also offer housemade ice cream and cookies.

Loving Cup is one of the few places you can get hand-churned mix in style frozen yogurt. You choose the base (vanilla or chocolate) and pick your mix ins (fruit, candy, almond butter, peanut butter, cookies, Nutella, sprinkles, nuts, cookie dough). The frozen yogurt is all natural, probiotic and nonfat. It’s churned to order. The machine combines your frozen yogurt with your mix ins.

* Vanilla frozen yogurt mixed with almond butter and crunchy granola: The froyo was extra thick, dense and creamy (thicker and denser than average). A small size was quite generous. The texture was the best part of the froyo. It felt satisfying and filling. The flavor was pleasant but the vanilla flavor was very mild and there wasn’t much almond butter flavor either.

I wonder if the new location will offer froyo pies?

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* LOVING CUP: 535 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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