The northern part of 8th Avenue has a few stores for the community like laundromats, hardware stores and dollar stores. The bustle of the area closest to the subway station has not reached here. I had walked a long way (sometimes I just wander) and wanted something to drink.
At 46th street on 8th Avenue I came across The Lorax. A small corner shop advertising frozen yogurt and smoothies. I loved the name so I stopped in. The store was set up like a 16 Handles, you got a cup and filled it with frozen yogurt from one of the various flavors on the wall. They then would put the toppings on for you.
I went with a Smoothie – ChocoStrawberryBanana. The flavor was even and not overly sweet. The service was prompt. The place was clean. They had a A grade in the window.
Up the street 4722 8th Ave @ 48th Street, was a much fancier tea shop – Drink Tea. They had bubble tea, milk tea, slushies, coffees and brewed tea in a modern, clean storefront with windows floor to ceiling and people working on laptops. This was a much more upscale experience than The Lorax, but much more crowded and tech-y. It looked beautiful, but I had just finished a really good smoothie, so I have it on my list for next time.