Subway: Purple to Davis(847) 866-0998 redmangousa.com42.047092 -87.682618 809 Davis St (between Sherman and Benson Aves) Evanston, North Suburbs
Sun–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11pmAverage frozen yogurt: $5
The Korean fro-yo chain (which opened its first store in 2002 and claims to have been the inspiration for its rival Pinkberry) picked Evanston as its Chicagoland testing ground, then opened in Naperville right after, and is finally in the city proper. What’s all the fuss? It’s wonderful stuff, with a true yogurt tang and clean, refreshing sweetness. And best of all: the texture, smooth as silk, but not scary-slick like DQ soft-serve.