Last month, Eater reported that the Mamnoon owners were making a foray into the South Lake Union/Regrade area with a venture called Mamnoon Street. Now we've learned they're opening another spot next door called Anar on Amazon’s new 6th Avenue Doppler Campus. The ventures will join a new Marination location, which just opened there, and a forthcoming Skillet outpost.
Apparently, Anar will focus on the "ancient traditions of juice and vegetarian dishes." Anar, which means pomegranate in Farsi, will "will offer a highly-curated array of beverages. In addition to juices, teas, Turkish iced coffee and non-alcoholic cocktails, Anar will serve small and large plates, salads and desserts, all incorporating the flavors inspired by traditions found in the Mediterranean diet."
Anar will be an ideal destination to get energized for the day, starting with a breakfast yogurt blend, Persian mint tea, or a specially blended kombucha. Juices will range from sweet to savory to hearty, and will include such ingredients as orange blossom, rose water and pomegranate with available additions like yogurt, cashews and chickpeas. Food options include small plates; a mezze dish with dolma, pickled and raw vegetables, arugula and gluten free crackers with a choice of Carrot bi tahini, muhammara, or ‘Persian’ green hummus, and big plates; Fatteh with cauliflower, garbanzo, gluten-free crackers and mint cucumber salad. For a late afternoon pick-me-up, Anar will feature desserts, snacks and ‘mocktails’, such as muddled cucumber, cilantro, mint and soda.Items from Anar will be available for take-away or to enjoy in its warm, open, colorful space. With seating for 18, Anar will be ideal for an intimate meeting or to settle into a cozy space to work with a delicious beverage and great music.
Anar will open in mid-January at 2040 6th Avenue. It will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, Mamnoon is also opening mBar at 400 Fairview, so it looks like they're off to a busy 2016.