Before leaving, I asked a German friend what she missed most from the US when she went home on visits. I expected her to give me some tips on things to pack, things I wouldn’t be able to buy in Germany. Fruit-flavored Tums, for instance, or Essie nail polish (DM – our version of CVS- just started stocking it!)
No, it was Americans and frozen yogurt. Not exactly things I can stuff in my Samsonite duffel.
Americans I wasn’t too worried about. Partly because being one I don’t have quite as much affection for them as my expat-friend and partly because you can’t take two steps without bumping into that charming American export, the Hipster. Although, full disclosure, I do love my skinny jeans and Warby Parker glasses. However, I feel they’re sort of canceled out by the two-year old and diaper bag.
That just leaves the yogurt. I think it had been a while since my friend went home, because there was a frozen yogurt place just a 10 minute stroll from our apartment and a new, even closer one opened up just a few weeks later. But I’m not going to write about either of these shops. I’m going to write about Wonderpots.
Wonderpots won me over when, on our first visit, I saw one of the employees cutting up fresh fruit for the toppings. Right out in front where everyone can see that those pineapple chunks recently came from a very real pineapple. Its also surprisingly creamy, like custard, and there’s tons of seating. Tons of seating meaning that its baby/toddler friendly.
Wonderpots has two locations – one in Alexa am Alexanderplatz and another on Georgenstrasse under the S-Bahn line, making it another nice stop after a visit to Museuminsel or just to fill up on yogurt’y goodness.
…and incidently, frozen yogurt auf Deutsch is just Frozen Yogurt.