There's no question what 2001 Chowhound tip has affected me the most -- the sighting and then recommendation of Yogurt Place, 77-20 21st Ave. in Elmhurst.
The strained, whole-milk yogurt is simply one of the best desserts in New York. It is ofered with sour cherry, mixed fruit, w/granola, nuts, cinnamon and honey, chocolate, or my favorite, ground walnuts and honey (and if you ask nicely, any combination of the above).
More than enough costs $1.00. Even better, 16-oz. containers of yogurt are available for $1.50, less than the cost of Dannon's. Amazing, astonishing stuff at an unbelievable price.
The yogurt is fabulous as an ingredient in recipes, and can be used as a fine substitute for sour cream.
The Yogurt place also features all kinds of Greek pies (both savory and dessert), baklava, apple pie, and my favorite, cookies w/walnut, and cookies w/fruit, walnuts, and powdered sugar. Everything is inexpensive.
The best thing, yet: The owners are fabulous people, warm and friendly. They will both do everything but lick your face if you show enthusiasm for their stuff. It warms your heart to spend some time at the Yogurt Place.
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. (718) 777-5303