When I began planning my trip to NYC I knew that exciting restaurants and places that I needed to visit. My journey to visit Chobani SOHO has been long awaited, which sounds very dramatic for a trip to a yogurt shop. I knew I wanted to try it out during my trip but I didn't really know what to expect - something that included every variety of Chobani that you could buy at Target? But instead it offers a variety of sweet and savory creations - and a lox bagel that was to die for.
Luckily I was exploring the city with a couple of friends so we got to try a bunch of the favorites from the menu. They are all created with fluffy plain Chobani Greek yogurt with fresh fruits, crunchy nuts, and sweet additions like honey and agave nectar.
This one is the Blueberry + Power featuring blueberries, chia, pumpkin, and toasted sunflower seeds, with walnuts and light agave nectar. This is the first one that gave me the idea that I could make these at home! They are so delicious and simple, the simplicity is what makes the ingredients shine.
We had to try one of the savory options the Mango + Avocado also included spicy jalapeños, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, cilantro, lime juice, and blue corn tortilla chips. Savory and greek yogurt turned out way better than expected. The blue corn chips even made it into a fun dip.
Two of us opted for the Half Simit Sandwich + Half Creation and let me say these were the best sandwiches. We both went for the Smoked Salmon + Herbed Labne, the crisp sesame simit bagel was one of the tastiest lox bagels I'd ever had. I regretted not getting a full as soon as it was ordered. Past yogurt they also had a variety of sandwiches, a turkish red lentil soup, rice pudding and a simple coffee + team menu. The variety was matched with high quality ingredients and reasonable prices.
As we we're packing up we found recipe cards for everything on the menu - direct recipes included quantities which I loved. I knew I wouldn't be back to the city for a couple months so I jumped at the idea of having them again in my own kitchen. I loved how open this cafe was about everything in their dishes. Since visiting morning parfaits are one of my go to breakfasts ...or dessert. Some of my favorite additions are fresh blackberries, blackberry jam, local honey, + maple granola.
Final takeaways: This place is amazing, a great stop for afternoon shopping or a quick breakfast. You can also keep the bowls, sounds weird but when you leave be sure to ask for a clean one! My Chobani bowls made it all the way back to my Gainesville, Fla. apartment. Also the bathroom like most in New York is tiny... so mentally prepare for that.
Chobani Soho Cafe
152 Prince Street, NY, NY
Check out their website for more information.