Introducing: DeKefir, the Path system’s new orgy of fresh toppings, sauces and kefir (yogurt’s super-probiotic first cousin)

Introducing: DeKefir, the Path system’s new orgy of fresh toppings, sauces and kefir (yogurt’s super-probiotic first cousin)

(Image: Sian Richards) 

The warrens of the Path system are the last place you expect to find a serene little shop specializing in yogurt’s super-probiotic first cousin, kefir. But just around the corner from the Bay Adelaide Centre’s boisterous food court, and an escalator ride down from its gleaming marble lobby, stands DeKefir. The kefir here comes three ways: as a parfait (from $4.40 for 250 g); frozen and soft served (from $3.30 for 90 g); and in waffles ($3.30) made in a Hong Kong street vendor–style iron. Then there’s an orgy of fresh toppings and dipping sauces. The shop is a labour of love for Valerie Choy (a food developer) and Teresa Chang (an accountant), two young friends who fled their corporate cubicles to provide healthyish indulgences to nine-to-fivers still stuck in them. And the star ingredient itself? Pleasantly tart, gossamer-smooth and gone in a flash.

DeKefir, 333 Bay St., 647-352-2220