Yogurt Bars Are Popping Up in Paris

by phyllisflick on June 6, 2010

It seems that yogurt bars are becoming quite trendy in Paris with a newly opened yogurt bar in Saint Germain and pop-up yogurt bars appearing at both Colette and the Bon Marché just in time for summer.

It Mylk, a cute boutique recently opened by two young fashionistas on the rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, serves fresh and frozen yogurt with a nice selection of toppings, all made with first-rate ingredients including local farm-fresh milk from la ferme de Viltain, seasonal fruit, granola, homemade compotes, crumble, chocolate and more.

They also serve homemade cakes made by award-winning pastry chef Gabrielle Jones.  I had a taste of the vanilla frozen yogurt sweeten with agave nector and can attest that it was creamy and delicious.

Fans of the French yogurt Mamie Nova will want to reserve a spot at Colette, the hyper-branchée Parisian concept store, on 16 June for the release of Mamie’s latest flavours: green apple and kiwi, prune, and pistachio.  To animate the festivities, they’ve invited starred chef Hélène Darroze to be on hand to reinterpret some of their most popular flavours.

And finally, Michel and Augustin, who you might know from their line of gourmet boxed cookies, are getting into the yogurt business as well and have set up shop until 3 July in the Grande Epicierie at la Bon Marché with an impressive ephemeral yogurt bar where you can create your own flavours from a base of plain, vanilla or raspberry blueberry yogurt with a possibility of 21 different combinations.

Where to find them:

It Mylk, 15 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, Paris 6th

Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré,  Paris 1st

La Grande Epicerie de Paris, 38 rue de Sèvres, Paris 7th.

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