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There’s No Topping Red Cherry Frozen Yogurt in Walpole, Mass.

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The toppings station at Red Cherry Frozen Yogurt, Walpole MA (photo by Eric)

Massachusetts Town Greens bookRed Cherry has taken on pretty much a legendary status in the Walpole, Mass., area.

While the quality and variety of frozen yogurt and toppings is excellent, Red Cherry also earns high marks as a happy, unofficial community meeting place, of sorts. Everyone seems to know each other, making Red Cherry an ideal place for neighbors to get together and reconnect over frozen treats. All employees are local to the area and the owners are simply delightful. What’s more, Red Cherry is only 18 miles from Boston, and about a 10-minute drive to Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

From serious businessmen to spirited middle school students, it seems like all walks of life stop by Red Cherry to check out this nationally trending niche business genre. It’s not uncommon to hear comments like “This is awesome!,” “I can’t believe this!” and “We’ll have to come back for more soon.” It’s like the 21st century version of the old-fashioned candy store with frozen yogurt aptly replacing Malo Cups and other retro sweets!

If you love frozen yogurt, this is definitely the place for you. The large frozen yogurt cups allow for creative license to make your own unique concoction from the approximately  20 flavors, seven syrups and 50-plus toppings. Smaller cups are available, too, for those looking for more modest portions and prices.

We tried tiramisu, cookies and cream and birthday cake flavors (in three separate cups, that is!)  — all fabulous with a rich, creamy taste and a nice texture. The chocolate and vanilla remain true to traditional taste.

What I also like about Red Cherry is that the owners built this independently-owned, local mom and pop business with a franchise-quality appearance. Perfection comes to mind when thinking about the impressive bright color scheme, layout, cleanliness, and customer service. There are comfy couches, brightly-colored window and dining area seats, a outdoor patio area overlooking the beautiful Walpole Town Common, and a television playing family-friendly shows and movies. Even though Red Cherry possesses elements of a national franchise, there’s an innate local, community feel that keeps this vibrant business from being just another sterile, generic frozen yogurt place.


Local residents already sense a quality business in their own backyard, as evidenced by the crowds and the positive words being said in the businesses’ relatively short time there. Oh, and by the way, if you cannot find a seat at Red Cherry, don’t worry. Walk across the street to the quaint downtown Walpole Town Common with its paved walkways, expansive open space, benches and period lighting and enjoy your frozen treat in a classic New England setting surrounded by historic buildings, a stone gazebo, small mom and pop businesses and churches!

Red Cherry is located at the corner of Main And Front Streets in Walpole, Mass. Walpole is located about 20 miles southwest of Boston.

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Self-serve frozen yogurt machines at Red Cherry (photo by Eric)

Colorful exterior of Red Cherry frozen yogurt, Walpole MA (photo by Eric)

Colorful exterior of Red Cherry frozen yogurt, Walpole MA (photo by Eric)

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