Dessert First

Pomegranate Chocolate Cake at Pomegranate Café

Dessert isn't supposed to be healthy, but that doesn't mean that it has to be entirely bad for you, either. Pomegranate Café's large selection of pastries and desserts expertly toes this line, bringing the best of both worlds: indulgence and health-consciousness. All desserts are made in-house from organic ingredients, all-natural sweeteners, alternative flours, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, dates, and high-quality fats.

We're not the only ones who have taken notice of what this Ahwatukee eatery is serving. The restaurant recently expanded with more tables and a much larger kitchen. However, if you go during lunchtime, the place is so crowded that you'll be wondering when they'll be able to expand again (or open a second location downtown, hint hint). Pomegranate Café also is working on a specialty product line, so these vegan sweets one day will be available in grocery stores and farmers markets.

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Dominique Chatterjee