Pinkberry Opens Its First Canadian Outpost in Vancouver

Judging from the enthusiastic crowd at last Thursday's grand opening of the first Pinkberry location in Canada, it was definitely frozen yogurt everyone was screaming for and not ice cream. Founded in 2005 and hailing from LA, the cult favourite dessert chain has finally made its way across the 49th parallel and set up shop in Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. When I arrived at the VIP party, the lineup to sample Pinkberry's fare was already hours long.

What sets Pinkberry apart from similar frozen yogurt chains? They offer the freshest fruit toppings and a wide variety of fun flavours. Besides the popular half tart, half sweet Original flavour, they also have an assortment of seasonal ones. I had a chance to try the pomegranate froyo topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries and mochi. The raspberries were plump and juicy, not tart or overripe, while the pomegranate frozen yogurt tasted fruity but not too sweet--just the way I like it.

Okay, there's a possibility that not all of the people who showed up were dessert aficionados. Some of them might have been screaming for Cory Monteith of Glee fame, who was performing there with his band, Bonnie Dune.

Cory Monteith on the drums

Bonnie Dune

Glee celebrity sightings aside, the Pinkberry party was a wonderful chance to see familiar faces and meet new ones.

"The Cupcake Girls" Lori Joyce and Heather White

Thanks to Pinkberry and Lisa Kwong of Tara Parker Tait PR for inviting me to the opening party! I had a wonderful time.


  1. Lisa you look great! love your hair swept up like that - looked like a great way to beat the heat.

    The yogurt looks so healthy and yummy. I could go for a bowl right now.

  2. The striped top on the Cupcake girl...I want it! It's like the Carrie-in-Paris Sonia Rykiel I've always wanted.

  3. wow so many people went out to that event! how cool! and that dude from Glee performed haha I'm not big on Glee but I thought he looks familiar

  4. Ahhh two hangouts in one week, it really WAS a treat (ha ha). Always nice to see you, especially while eating frozen yogurt! Loved your outfit, especially the little brooch xo

  5. i don't know what i'd do without pinkberry. i'm there at least once a week! xx

  6. We have tons of froyo places here on Maui, but would love for Pinkberry to come here!!! :)

    Looks like a great opening.

    Happy Monday, Lisa!

    xx Love & Aloha

  7. Yum! With every Pinkberry post that shows up on my dashboard my craving gets more intense. I'm going to have to get me some froyo and mochi asap.

  8. I have had Pinkberry once, in San Jose, CA. I didn't enjoy it much and it's probably because I had too much chocolate. I think I need to try the plain one with a bit of chocolate.

    Looked like a fun event.

  9. I love frozen yoghurt! We don't have pinkberry over here but we have a place called 'snog' which I think must be similar (lots of fresh toppings). It's delicious! x

  10. oo yay! i'm glad to see pinkberry in Van.. its sooo perfect for summer! looks like a good opening!



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