This July, Westgate in Fairview Park got a little sweeter with the addition of Menchie’s – a frozen yogurt chain that lets you mix and match flavors and toppings at 20649 Center Ridge Road, Suite 608.
When we arrived, I first saw the wall of soft-serve handles against the back wall. In fact, I browsed the flavors before even noticing a wall of toppings almost as big. After looking around a for a minute or so, one of the young ladies working there gave us a quick overview and pointed to the tray of sample cups on the counter— they encourage you to try the frozen yogurt before making a decision.
So, we sampled. Flavors during our visit included vanilla, york peppermint patty, carrot cake, very berry sorbet, strawberry banana, blueberry, pomegranate tart, cappuccino and more. I finally picked vanilla and carrot cake, while my friend had york peppermint patty and cappuccino.
From there, we took our cups to the toppings center where we could add as many toppings as we wanted, allowing us to make a very personalized treat.
Menchie’s only provides one size, and then your dessert is priced by weight. After we cashed out, we dug into our desserts. I was happy with my combination, and my friend was happy that she could have a variety of toppings and flavors.
All in all, Menchie’s is a fun way to have a frozen treat all year, especially if you like to have choices in your selections. The flavors are clearly marked if they are sugar-free, dairy-free, kosher- or gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy this treat.
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There are also locations in Lakewood (15008 Detroit Road), Fairlawn (3737 West Market Street), Mayfield Heights (1288 SOM Center Road) and Woodmere (28699 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 150).
The northeast Ohio locations are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.