oko frozen yogurt
All natural frozen yogurt with fruit toppings.

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Posted 07/31/08:
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Review of Oko Frozen Yogurt, 152 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn location c. 2008 by Laura Brose
This cheery little shop with a big screen TV and free wifi features a selection of sweet frozen yogurt flavors, which are a nice change from the limited offerings of Pinkberry and many of its imitators, where the toppings do most of the work, and in many cases, your only choice of fro-yo flavors is between Plain Yogurt (with or without the tartness that -hopefully- indicates genuine yogurt culture bacteria, and Green Tea flavor, which just doesn't appeal to me). (But yes, oko has a decent selection of toppings, fresh fruit and otherwise) The counterman claims their "Very Berry" flavor contains a medley of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, and gave me a generous sample.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that their Orange Creamsicle flavor tasted amazingly like the genuine article.
Oko claims that the frozen yogurt served in this store is "hand made" and "Greek style". I don't know the mystery of their yogurt and flavor mixing, other than that their website claims that a Greek family who has been doing it for years makes their yogurt, whatever the case, it was delicious. GuideSpot rates Oko's frozen yogurt the best, and I would have to concur. (I can't wait to try their Key Lime Pie flavor!)
Oko also serves fine organic teas, coffee drinks, and their own brand of bottled spring water.
The store seemed clean, and the counterman pointed out several ecologically-sensitive features in the dining area: energy-saving lightbulbs, biodegradable disposable spoons, countertops and tables made of biologically-based materials, and more. (Oko's use of environmentally friendly products is further explained on the oko website pages oko materials and oko construction.)
152 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 - get directions

By Subway: 2, 3 at Bergen St. ; M, R at Union St. - NYC subway map

Store Hours :

Tue-Fri: 11am - 11pm

Sat: 11am - Midnight

Sun: 11am - 10pm

Closed Mondays

For more information:

Tel: 718-398-3671

Email: info@okoyogurt.com


Posted 07/13/09:
Subject: new desserts at oko from The NY Times
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from the New York Times:
October 29, 2008
Food Stuff
For When a Cone Is Just Not Cool Enough

The Oko frozen yogurt stores now have a line of desserts from recipes handed down by the grandmother of one of the partners, David Oh. The pecan pie has a filling that is rich but not cloying beneath an almost toffee-like crust of chopped pecans. Mr. Oh said his grandmother, Caryl Johnson, made the pie with the pecans that her alma mater, Smith College, sold as a fund-raiser every fall. Her moist blueberry torte and creamy cheese pie will also be sold at the Oko stores, 137 First Avenue (Ninth Street); 152 Fifth Avenue (DeGraw Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn; and in 10 days at a new store, 71-50 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens. The desserts are $4.50 a portion, $36 whole.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato on the Lower East Side has introduced a new line of sophisticated ice cream cakes. Il Stagione, left, has seasonal layers of fig, rum-raisin and vanilla gelati frosted in golden pumpkin. Il Sorbetto is made with sorbets; Il Caffe combines espresso, vanilla and chocolate; and I Noci has hazelnut, almond, pistachio and peanut butter. They are $39 each to serve 10 people, to order a day in advance from (212) 343-9922. Delivery is available for a fee.

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