Some like it cool – yogurt. But where?

A nice looking treat from Pinkberry. Photo by Bethany King, via Flickr Creative Commons.

When the temperature rises, appetites drop and cold food like frozen yogurt becomes an essential survival tool. Metro can take you to all kinds of frozen yogurt places. But which ones are best?

You tell us.

Yummy Humphrey Yogart in Sherman Oaks (4574 Van Nuys Blvd. 91403) has to rank right up there. A short walk from the Metro Rapid 750 or Local 150/240 Van Nuys Boulevard stop, it’s also among the more moderately priced yogurts, which may start out inexpensively but can add up at weigh-in places where it’s far too tempting to add on nuts, candy and other toppings that add on $$$. Humphrey is fixed price, depending on size and number of additions, rather than weight. Start with a vanilla or chocolate yogurt base and combine with a long list of options (chocolate/peanutbutter, vanilla/Oreo, vanilla/strawberry/banana, chocolate/Reece’s, vanilla/Heath Bar etc.) Without loads of candy it’s downright healthy, although is healthy necessarily better? Just a thought.

In Santa Monica, there’s Forty Carrots on the second floor of Bloomingdale’s at Santa Monica Place. Original flavor is awesome even without toppings. Take Metro Rapid 733 or 704 from Union Station to (near) 315 Colorado Blvd. Santa Monica 90401.

At Universal CityWalk there’s Yogurtland, which like Costco on a good and bountiful day offers multiple samples, as well as the opportunity to pump-your-own yogurt and top with fruit, candy, nuts etc. (Take the Red Line to Universal City Station and the free Universal shuttle up the hill.)

Lotus Yogurt Bar is a similar serve yourself style (Rapid 741 straight up Reseda Boulevard to 9420 Reseda Blvd. #4 Northridge) with shorter lines or maybe no lines at all, if CSUN is on break.

Are you a Pinkberry fan? There’s one conveniently located near the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Old Town Pasadena (19 S. Fair Oaks Ave. 91105).

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