We love our readers! You support us, help us, and give us great suggestions about what to write on the blog. One of our readers sent us this suggestion, so we had to check it out! Thanks so much, and please keep the suggestions coming so that we can find all of the great kid-friendly places in Durham.
What it is: Pomegranate Kitchen is a take-out and catering restaurant located near the intersection of 15-501 and I-40 in Durham. Our reader that sent us the suggestion stops by frequently to pick up lunch or dinner for her family and is never disappointed. So, we decided we couldn't pass it up. We headed over today at lunch time. The storefront is very plain. They have a kitchen and a counter and some signs describing the menu for the day. The food is healthy, fresh, food with an international flavor that tastes delicious. We ordered two meals although one is plenty for two people. The meal includes an entree, typically a soup or stew, rice, a piece of bread, and a piece of chocolate (Hershey's miniature). I we tried a beet stew, a pomegranate stew, the basmati rice, and the jewel rice. All of the food was good, but I absolutely LOVED the pomegranate stew. It was delicious.
The two women who own Pomegranate kitchen were so welcoming and friendly. They were cooking behind the counter as I entered. Mally and Mitra told me about their food and offered me samples of anything I wanted. When our reader stops by, they offer her son samples of anything he wanted. You can stop by any time between 11:30 and 6:30 on Tuesday thru Saturday and pick up a meal for $11.95 a piece. The meal can be selected from their daily options which consist of several entrees and several different types of rice.
What we liked: The food was delicious and fresh! They had great vegetarian options. Plus, one of the owners was also a nutritionist so you can also feel good about giving this food to your family. It is a great option when you don't know what to do for dinner and need to find something healthy on short notice.
What we would change: The price seems a bit high for one meal, but it is much more reasonable when you consider that one meal can feed two people. The location can also be a bit hard to figure out, but once you figure it out once, your fine.
Website and other important information:
Address: 5504 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 102, Durham, NC 27707 (It can be a bit tricky to find. You need to turn into New Hope Commons Shopping Center and turn onto the 15-501 service rd. from there.)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-6:30pm