On a thread on the Outer Boroughs board, catherine wrote "the fresh yogurt, especially, is a wonderful find -- there's such a lack of good yogurt in this country." She was talking about Tony and Tina's pizza, the great Albanian burek place on Arthur Ave in the Bronx, where they have a fantastic tangy strained yogurt. A filling coffee cup's worth for $1. [The thread is here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... ]
As someone who loves the creamy tangy yogurt of her motherland (Iran), I know what it's like to pine for the good stuff. And admittedly, little here compares to the good stuff. But still, there is good stuff out there.
Ronnybrook farms is a NY State dairy that makes incredible creamy yogurt that's the best stuff I've had in this country. I get the full fat plain--it's much more sour than standard US yogurt, in a great, delicious way. They have a shop in Chelsea market, and are at Union Sq twice or three times a week and at Tompkin Sq park on Sundays. http://ronnybrook.com/site_new/home_s...
Also great is the yogurt shop on Sullivan street. Their yogurt is a strained Greek yogurt that you can find at Fairway and Sahadi's, but getting it at the shop means that you can get it topped with their delicious stewed fruit puree and nuts.
I know there's more out there. What are your favorites?