Red Line Frozen Yogurt, so named for the Chicago L train Red Line that inspires its décor, is relatively new to the yogurt game. Its first store opened in Plainfield a year ago, and its second store just opened at Stop 11 and Arlington next to Chicago’s Pizza on the south side.
Chicago’s Pizza—Chicago’s Red Line? Yes, there’s a connection: Red Line is a sister restaurant to Chicago’s Pizza. In fact, Chicago’s Pizza is now physically connected to Red Line through an arched doorway reminiscent of a subway tunnel. Both establishments are locally owned and family-friendly with a reputation for excellent ingredients.
Red Line features 21 flavors: 14 individual flavors and 7 twist flavors. For example, Cookies and Cream twisted with White Chocolate Mousse becomes Alaskan Mousse Tracks. Flavors are changed every two months and will feature seasonal flavors. All yogurt is low fat or non-fat and includes five culture strains and three probiotics. But when it comes down to flavor, it’s tough to beat the taste of Red Line’s decadent yogurt. Yogurt purists will not be disappointed, as these flavors stand out from the national chains and are delicious even without embellishment.
For those who choose to adorn their sundaes, the store also offers more than 50 toppings, from cereal and fruit to hard-to-find choco-rocks candy. One signature item the store offers is cups with homemade butter cookies to get your sundae off to a great start.
In addition to its delicious yogurt, Red Line provides an authentic El train experience for its guests. A life-size subway car provides the checkout and some seating (with real subway grab bars and train seats), and a bar features genuine subway conductor chairs. Kids are invited to design their own skyline using magnets of windows and building façades as a model subway train runs back and forth underneath them. Every aspect of Red Line has been thoughtfully designed to give customers the feel of a real subway station.
Red Line’s yogurt runs $.45 per ounce, and be sure to pick up a frequent user card—you’ll definitely want one!