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Touring Pomegranate kosher gourmet Store in Brooklyn

A few weeks ago Brooklyn got its first nice kosher supermarket, I happened to be chilling with Jacob Da Jew one night and so with video camera in hand we hit it up. I like food, so naturally I like a store that has good selection, the pasta sauce selection was weak as was the salsa- really the only two things that change from store to store. I didn’t buy anything and hence did not look at the prices.

At Pomegranate I did notice something very startling, the floors are hardwood making for a nice smooth rolling surface for shopping carts. There is nothing worse then your cell phone conversation getting cut off by a noisy shopping cart. Furthermore, there is no risk of toppling food piles because there are no grooves in the floor- of course this could pose a problem when it gets cold and everyone starts slipping all over the place- but I hear the floors are heated and will make liquids evaporate on contact.

They do sell non-cholov yisroel products, which means you can finally buy Ben and Jerrys at a kosher supermarket and avoid the pritzusdicke magazines which the yetzer harah himself places at the cash registers to make you sin. In fact there is a rumor in more heimishe circles that the Rabbis have agreed to ban all supermarkets that do not have self checkout to prevent the masses from sinning by looking at the covers of Cosmo and Marrie Claire.

Pomegranate also has a very large selection of pre-washed veggies. Thats right folks Pomegranate kosher prides itself on offering you any type of washed green leafy vegetables you can imagine. I hear they have little boys from Burma in the basement doing the washing- but that is just a rumor started by Glatt Mart and Freedmans which have teamed up in a Samson and Goliath type of war that will probably turn out like Wal Mart- in which the little stores will die unless they take their battle to the mean streets of Brooklyn.

Regardless, I did enjoy my time in Pomegranate which I totally thought was spelled Pomegranite and I bet you that most people searching for Pomegranate Kosher Store are in fact typing in Pomegranite Kosher Store at which point they will get to this site and find the video I filmed while walking down the aisle and deem me to be clinically insane.

{ 23 comments… add one }
  • Neil Harris September 11, 2008, 8:02 PM

    Thanks for the review. Sadly they hadn’t opened up when we were in NYC on vacation.

  • G6 September 11, 2008, 9:10 PM

    OK Heshy, you’ve gotta go back.
    You get to the cheese aisle and don’t check for the ever elusive PEPPER JACK cheese?

  • Frum Satire September 11, 2008, 9:20 PM

    I know and the aged meats and the sushi. But all I care about is chrain!

  • Mikeinmidwood September 11, 2008, 10:03 PM

    Monsey stops walmart because it will destroy little stores and brooklyn which is little store haven decided not to care. Is it because pomegranate is jewish and walmart isnt?

  • Frum Satire September 11, 2008, 10:15 PM

    Nah- its because the push against Wal Mart is by everyone. Not only Jews, but unions, liberals, environmentalist, anti-capitalists. Furthermore congestion in Monsey is terrible.

    Wal Mart is fought by the locals everywhere they go. Just go to Vermont- they hate Wal Mart and have been very successful at keeping them out.

    Pomegranate will never be compared to Wal Mart- its too small.

  • Marooned in the Midwest September 11, 2008, 10:45 PM

    Sabra is the Artscroll of chummus. Loved that!

  • Lion of Zion September 12, 2008, 8:28 AM

    why can’t i leave a comment?

  • Lion of Zion September 12, 2008, 8:28 AM

    oh, it works here. but not on the other post i am trying to comment on.

  • Borris September 12, 2008, 8:51 AM

    Very Funny.
    Come to London and check out our kosher stores.
    Sabra is taking over the Hummus here as well.

  • MW September 12, 2008, 10:26 AM

    Hesh, I deemed you clinically insane a long time ago lol! JK.

  • Frum Satire September 12, 2008, 11:49 AM

    I take it as a compliment

  • MW September 12, 2008, 2:12 PM

    It was……

  • suitepotato September 12, 2008, 2:42 PM

    Too bad for VT’s economy. Go to any NH WalMart within forty miles of the border and the VT plates are filling the lots.

    VT is not for nothing referred to sneeringly by NH residents often as The Gay Mountain state not as in homosexual but as school kids use it, aka, really stupid and lame.

  • Fred September 12, 2008, 6:17 PM

    Jell-O at Pomegranate? I thought they used gelatin and preservatives and colorings and artificial flavors. What are they doing there?

  • Chavi September 12, 2008, 6:26 PM

    The gefilte fish argument? Classic. It took me years to figure out it wasn’t a real fish … I know, I know.

    But seriously, that place reminds me (in your video and from pictures I’ve seen) of Whole Foods. But Trader Joe’s is my shopping destination of choice …

  • JerseyGirl September 13, 2008, 8:48 PM

    OH MY G-D
    There are black people in this store!!
    You are hilarious, Hesh.
    I love the frummies ducking so they don’t get in the video

  • Avigayil Neshama April 29, 2009, 3:50 AM

    Very funny. I love Pomegranate. I’ve trekked down from Westchester by public transportation twice in less then a week.

    I must say though, you could be a little more careful with your words. I get that it’s satire and all that, but I have two points to make. One, Glatt Mart will give you Black people, becuase Black Jews shopt there (as well as everywhere else, we are normal people, too!)

    Secondly, what is wrong with being a short brown Sephardi? What are you insinuating? Even if nothing, that was in very poor taste. I happen to be a short brown Sephardi person, albeit a woman and not a married man. You need to come off that, it’s not nice. There are more Black Jews living in and around, or at least frequenting Midwood than anywhere else I have been in the NY Metropolitan area (at least in my experience.) Get used to it, it’s not that big a deal.

    Short, Brown, Sephardi, and Miffed

  • Sergey Kadinsky August 5, 2009, 5:35 PM

    Introducing Heshy Fried, the Pomegranate tour guide! How many supermarkets have their own tour guide?

  • Alfassa September 17, 2009, 1:12 AM

    Hey boys, loved this.


  • howard epstein March 18, 2011, 8:50 AM

    I am going to Barbados for part of the Passover holiday. I would like to have Kosher for Passover food sent there for me:

    Will you be making Passover food?

    Do you package and ship food?

    I await your reply Howard Epstein

  • howard epstein March 19, 2011, 7:41 PM

    I will be in Barbados, G=D willing, during part of Passover and would like to have Kosher for Passover food sent to my hotel. Doi you do anything like this or can you suggest anyone who does. Thank you,
    Howard Epstein

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