Let's tart with yoghurt
Joining the Yoghurt wave that has taken over Mumbai is Yogurto at Chowpatty
On one of our usual trips to Ice Cream Works to savour the legendary Calcutta Meetha Paan ice-cream, we discovered Yogurto and the delicious-looking yoghurt sundaes on their menu that tempted us to grab a cup as quickly as possible.
When we stepped in, extremely enthusiastic attendants who, at the blink of an eye, whipped up samples for us to taste, greeted us. Being smoothie fans, our first order was the Chocolicious Smoothie (` 88), which the menu mentioned, was a mix of chocolate fudge, banana and Nutella.
The consistency of the smoothie was good, so was the mix of yummy chocolate fudge and Nutella. However, it had an unpleasant sour taste to it, a bit too much even for yoghurt. Next, we ordered their regular yoghurt drizzled with strawberry sauce and cheesecake crumble (` 158). Yogurto is generous with its servings, and we loved the mix of the strawberry sauce with a crispy cheesecake-flavoured crumble. Although the yoghurt was a bit to tart for our liking, the strawberry sauce made up for it.
From their list of flavoured yoghurt, we sampled their Orange Yoghurt, which though tasted great, was more about artificial flavouring than the natural citrus flavours. At ` 38 for a small cup, it is arguably, one of the least expensive on offer in the city. As for their toppings, Yogurto has several healthier varieties including those with fresh fruits, oats and honey and rice crispies, apart from chocolate.
At: Chowpatty Sea Face, near Charni Road station.
Yogurto didn’t know we were there. The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.