Photos and Words by Jyodi Patel
The weather is warming, the sun is shining, so, of course, all I’ve been able to think about is froyo. Really, what’s better than having a creamy treat while soaking up the sun? Speaking as a girl who has eaten frozen yogurt three times in the past three days, probably next to nothing. For those of you froyo lovers like me, there is a new frozen yogurt bar called Zinga in Kenmore Square that is really tasty. Even if you aren’t into frozen yogurt, with the many different flavor options at Zinga, and their limitless free samples, everyone is bound to find something that hits the spot.
With Zinga’s serve-yourself froyo and toppings bar, there are endless ways to make your tasty treat. The store sells 12 flavors of frozen yogurt which rotate daily between their 46 flavors of non-fat, reduced-fat, low-fat or no-sugar-added frozen yogurt and sorbet. Looking for variety? Zinga has no problem providing a vast range of flavors to tantalize anyone’s taste buds. Flavors include mouthwatering varieties such as Dulce de Leche, Pomegranate Energy, Thin Mint, and the ever-popular Original Tart.
But the fun really starts when you get to the toppings bar. For the health-conscious customer, there are the trendy granola, nut, and fresh fruit toppings. But honestly, why stop there? Zinga prices your frozen yogurt based on how much it weighs once you’ve finished topping it, so you can add as much and as many of the 55 toppings as you’d like.
My personal favorites? Definitely the brownie bits, blackberries, and who doesn’t love a little mochi (the yummy little gummy rice treats)? Zinga is a great place to hang out with friends and relax. The fun vibe, bright atmosphere, and catchy tunes make Zinga a perfect place to unwind after class, to have an afternoon pick-me- up, or to have a post-dinner treat. But beware on warm days, Zinga gets super busy so seating inside may be hard to come by. Once you go, you’ll be hooked. Which is why signing up for their rewards program is a must. Give them your phone number and every time you purchase frozen yogurt, you receive points that go toward a free frozen yogurt. What’s not sweet about that?
ZINGA Kenmore Square 508 commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02115 857-263-8496 Mon-Thu, Sun 11am–10pm Fri-Sat 11am–11pm