Visit London Blog » snog http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 10 Of The Best Frozen Yogurts In London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/05/10-of-the-best-frozen-yogurts-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/05/10-of-the-best-frozen-yogurts-in-london/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 09:00:58 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=38655 Moto Yofo frozen yogurt. Photo credit: Katie Boardman

Healthier than an ice cream, more exciting than a smoothie, the frozen yogurt is one of London’s favourite treats. We pick out 10 of the best places to find fabulous ‘froyo’ in the capital. Tuck in!

Pinkberry

Located in two of London’s biggest shopping destinations – Selfridges and Westfield StratfordPinkberry is the ideally placed for a mid-shopping-spree stop-off. Froyo comes not just in the standard tub but also in a cone or even a Waffle Cookie Sandwich. While toppings include everything from the sophisticated (green tea, coffee and lychee) to the decadent (cookie & cream, peanut butter and salted caramel). Your only difficulty will be choosing which to plump for.

Snog frozen yogurt

Snog

Probably London’s best-known frozen yogurt specialist, the cheekily named Snog has branches all over town – from Soho to St John’s Wood. On its own, a pot of fat-free frogurt at Snog is just 142 calories – but how can you not add a topping when you’ve got options like crunchy granola, gluten-free brownie and fresh strawberries to choose from?

Itsu

Alongside healthy portions of sushi and salad, Pan-Asian chain Itsu does a good line in frozen yogurts. Its Fro-go desserts are topped with a choice of fruity mixes or indulgent treats, like honey nut cashews. Please note, not all branches of Itsu stock frozen yogurt so check in advance to avoid dessert fail.

Yog frozen yogurt

Yog

Yog uses handmade yogurt from its dairy farm in Kent for its frozen yogurts. This ‘Hoof to Hands’ method means that it can add in its natural flavours while ageing the yogurt in the churn: things like dark chocolate, coconut and vanilla bean & honey. Try it for yourself at one of Yog’s six London branches, including Charlotte Street (West End) and Berkeley Street (Mayfair).

Frae

Like Yog, Frae’s frozen yogurt begins life on a British dairy farm (this time in Wales) – while its name (meaning “from” in old Scot) is a nod to the heritage of its two Scottish founders. With a branch at Topshop’s flagship London store on Oxford Street, Frae’s fruit-topped favourites are popular with the fashion crowd. Look out for other branches in the equally trendy Islington, Notting Hill and Chelsea.

Samba Swirl

Samba Swirl

At the very colourful Samba Swirl, you make your own menu – adding whichever toppings you want and then paying by weight. The flavours change daily but a suitably Brazilian theme runs throughout, with options such as coconut, dulce de leche and guava alongside the more familiar chocolate, strawberry and cupcake. Branches can be found in Chiswick, Battersea, Islington and Camden Town.

Moosh

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you might start salivating at some of the names of the toppings at Moosh: Banoffee Pie (banana, caramel, amaretti biscuit), Choc-aholic (warm chocolate brownie and chocolate sauce), Snow Storm (passionfruit, meringue, raspberry coulis)… Can’t wait? Head for one of its two branches (in Fulham and Carnaby Street) now!

Moto Yogo's Stan the milk van. Credit: Katie Boardman

Moto Yogo

Stan the Milk Float, as Moto Yogo’s cute electric home is known, can often be found at foodie markets like KERB at Kings Cross/the Southbank Centre and Greenwich Market. On the menu? Organic frozen yogurt crowned with delicious toppings like rhubarb crumble, organic pecans & maple syrup and (you heard it here first!) its soon-to-be-released Mexican-inspired flavour Choco Chido, made with chocolate, cinnamon and a touch of chilli. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for that one.

Yoomoo

Tucked away on the third floor of London’s famous Harrods sits the Yoomoo frozen yogurt bar. Handily it’s located in the heart of Toy Kingdom, so little ones can explore and play – before being tempted away for a tasty froyo. The basic frozen yogurt comes in natural, strawberry, Belgian chocolate or Madagascan vanilla, with everything from chocolate buttons to 23-carat edible gold flakes available to sprinkle on top. Only in Harrods! Other branches of Yoomoo can be found in Westfield Stratford City, O2 on Finchley Road and Canary Wharf.

Yogland

‘Your Cup, Your Creation’ is the motto at Yogland on Queenway, another frozen yogurt London fave which knows what customers like best: doing their own topping combos (however bizarre). There are even no-added sugar and high-protein varieties available, in addition to the mind-boggling selection of flavours – from the weird (cake batter, anyone?) to the wonderful (red velvet cake).

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Visit London Asks: What’s the Best Ice Cream in London? http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/visit-london-asks-whats-the-best-ice-cream-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/visit-london-asks-whats-the-best-ice-cream-in-london/#comments Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:58:10 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=11155

It’s definitely ice cream weather in London and we hope you’re all out and about and enjoying the sunshine.

Should you wish to cool down with an ice cream, where would you go? Are you a Mr Whippy fan, do you prefer the American style cold stuff from Ben & Jerry’s, or perhaps a fro-yo from Snog?

Visit London wants to know: where do you go for the best ice cream in London?

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Video of the Week: Merry Kissmas from Heathrow! http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/12/video-of-the-week-merry-kissmas-from-heathrow/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/12/video-of-the-week-merry-kissmas-from-heathrow/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:00:56 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=5013

Head to the Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals gate this Christmas, and you’ll be greeted by a huge piece of mistletoe!

The Christmas tradition for smooching under the plant is thought to have originated in Scandinavia, where the plant is a symbol of peace and harmony. London Heathrow has modernised the tradition with 50 feet of steel tubing and 25 stainless steel balls.

At 10ft by 8ft, this is the world’s largest piece of mistletoe. It took designers and engineers three weeks to construct and it weighs 43kg.

It’s hoped more than 3 million Christmas kisses will take place under the mistletoe over the coming month. Ahh.  To ensure no one misses out on the festive tradition, giant mistletoe is also being installed in Heathrow’s other terminals.

We think it’s a lovely idea. We’re wondering who you’d like to meet under the mistletoe this Christmas?

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