Pasadena >Dessert Shops > 21 Choices
85 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.145920 -118.152331
Neighborhoods: East LA, South Arroyo
If you can handle the parking situation then this is the best choose your own adventure ice cream place around. They always have a line for good reason. Flavors like Snickerdoodle Crunch, and Rosewater Ripple will entice.
Mmmmm.... – Best ever build your own ice cream place. They have a large variety of ice cream that you can select from here and toppings as well. Like cereals, candy bars, and fruits. There is usually a line at night though even on cold days.
What you want to order here is up to you! but whatever it is i would recommend adding a twinkie to it! It makes the ice cream creamy! So I recently came to this place and made myself a:
This was super delicious!
Makes both your tummy and your heart happy – Inspiration for Cold Stone? This place is the original! With all the frozen yogurt places popping up all over, you'd think 21 Choices' business would be lacking, but it continues to boom. People line up for this organic frozen yogurt because, simply put, it is the best! For starters, their flavors like "white butterfinger magic" and "lemon cookie bar" already have toppings mixed into them. And it gets better once you add your own mix-ins the same way you would at Cold Stone. They have pretty much every topping you could imagine so be prepared to experience some major indecision-but in a good way. If the frozen yogurt itself wasn't enough to put a smile on your face, the staff here is so incredibly friendly, it's near impossible to leave in a bad mood.
Best Fro Yo EVER. – I love this place. I live in Downtown L.A., but I have no problem making the drive down to Pasadena for this delightful treat. The frozen yogurt is always the highest quality - very light and creamy and smooth, with no weird aftertaste or that sour yogurt flavor. It's impossible to believe this stuff is a low-cal treat. The flavors change daily and are posted on their website. The best I've had there is Cookies & Cream, but it's impossible to go wrong, even with their standard Vanilla. The best part about this place is the endless array of mix-ins. The combination possibilities will stretch your creative culinary muscle. Try pairing banana and macadamia nuts in Valharona Chocolate, or add animal crackers to Vanilla Bean. They have every mix-in fathomable, from fresh fruits to cereal to Twinkies. The only drawbacks are its location, parking (downtown Pasadena can get crazy at night), and the fact that there is ALWAYS a line. But the line moves fast, and the wait (and the drive) is totally worth it.
Cold Stone without the calories!!!! – I love this place!!! My friends and I have definitely gotten into the southern california forzen yogurt craze, but I often find myself missing the real desserty feel of ice cream with mix ins (cold stone?), 21 choices fills that void without the high calories of ice cream! The yogurt is alot creamier than other frozen yogurt places, but still not too filling. I love that they give you a decent sized portion of mix-ins and actually mix them in like cold stone, not just place a few on top like other frozen yogurt places. Its fun to try their daily made flavors and they have TONS of mix-ins which give you endless creative options. On top of all this it is great that they use biodegradeable bowls and spoons and use organic and fresh ingredients. Its totally worth the wait or the slightly higher cost.
the best yogurt, period – creative. friendly staff. worth the wait. there will always be one flavor you are in love with for that day - and if all else fails, there's chocolate and vanilla!
Yogurt options aren't scarce at this friendly and green yogurt joint that allows customers to create their own frozen masterpieces. – In Short
Families and friends gather inside this red-brick building that delivers non-artificial flavors of frozen yogurt, all of which are completely organic. If Coldstone Creamery was a yogurt shop, this would be it. Customers are constantly kept on their toes with original creations like raspberry splash and chocolate chip cookie dough, which include mix-ins to form customized flavors and are switched-up and made fresh daily. Organic fruit toppings vary from strawberries and bananas to kiwi and pineapple.
Hits: Employees are extremely friendly and accommodating. The express line moves fast, thanks to several premixed treats.
Misses: Prices can be high, depending on what and how much of it you order, and the place is packed throughout the day.
Healthy Yogurt – It is very creamy yogurt. Check out for the daily special. It should be your first time to check out when you step in.
Dreamy Fro Yo – Even though the place is tiny and always crowded, I love the variety and creamy deliciousness at this place. It's kinda like Coldstone in that they mix in different toppings, but it's better because they change the flavors of their treats periodically. It's like the proverbial box of chocolates...you never know what you'll be able to get!
Great yogurt and customer service! – Located on a corner near a bookstore and some great eateries in Old Town, this 21 Choices is a great place to grab a cold treat after lunch on a warm sunny day. The staff is very friendly here and have made some great recommendations.
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