Persian Food

Lets Taste Persian Foods!

Sweet? Sour? Salty? We have them all!

One of the best things about traveling is tasting new foods and local meals. In fact, some people only travel to eat! Well if you enjoy eating, Iran is certainly a perfect destination. Various weather and culture causes various kind of food. In this part, we are going to introduce you some of this delicious Iranian Food.


Kababs and the art of grilling is very important in Iran! because Kabab is a common luxury Iranian  food that is served in various situation. It is really delicious and easy to make.

The most important part of this Iranian food is the meat. It can be any kind of meat. Lamb, chicken,  minced meat, camel, Turkey… as long as it is fresh and juicy. Meat is tenderized in lemon juice, many spices, onion and yogurt. Then we leave it for 4 hours. 

Kabab is usually served with rice but having it with lavash bread is pretty delicious too! fresh vegetables and pepper will make it taste even better! 


Kenje Kabab


Darbari Kabab

Joojeh Kabab


Khoresht is like stew but with more razzle dazzle! This name is like  a category. There are so many kinds of Khoreshts in Iranian food table. Bademjan, Gheyme, Sabzi and Karafs are just some of them. The most delicious ingredients are used in Khoreshts. They are usually served with rice and torshi.


Khoresht Gheyme


Khoresht Sabzi


khoresh Bademjan

Local Food?

There are many local foods all over Iran. We already explained them in their own specific city pages.  You can have access to them by clicking the items below!  

Persian Food

There are some Persian food that have a bit tricky recipe. These kind of Persian food usually is cooked with fresh vegetables and meat. Some foods are like pottages, the taste of it is warm and familiar. Rolled foods like Dolme are like gems on the table! Dolme is rolled ingredient (Vegetables, mince meat, spice) in grape leaves or in cabbage.  Kufteh Tabrizi in the other hand is like that too. but just in the ingredient. They boil it with stew and then shape it like meatballs. These amazing Persian foods are served with fresh bread and vegetables.




Kufteh Tabrizi


Baghali polo ba Mahiche

Faloodeh of SHIRAZ

Faloodeh, a dessert from heaven. Words can’t describe this thing! This flavorsome ice crime shape dessert is made of thin vermicelli-sized noodles made from starch in semi-frozen syrup containing sugar and rose water. Saffron, rosewater and honey,pistachio and cherry are the most popular  flavors of it. Faloodeh usually is served with lime juice. Shiraz city has the best faloodeh in the world. You can have some in ice crime stores.


For those who love sure things… this goody needs some nerves to eat! Lavashak or ghamaraldin is some kind of elastic sorbet which is made of drupelets and plums. This product is found almost all over Iran but lavashaks of north of Iran are the most known ones.


Muscati of SHIRAZ

Muscat surely is something to remember. This sweet bonbon is one of many flavorful  souvenirs of Fars province. The Ingredient of this yummy dessert are starch, oil, sugar, saffron, cardamom and rose water. They usually decorate it with pistachios and almonds.  Best muscat is made in Lar city.

Isfahan Gaz

A mixture of nuts and candy! This tasty candy is made of sugar, glair, almonds, pistachio, cardamom and rose water. Isfahan city is the homeland of this goody! The history of making Gaz in Isfahan backs to 450 years ago. There are different  type of gaz but pistachio gaz is the most popular one.

Cookies of Lahijan

When you travel north of Iran, people ask only for one thing; cookies of Lahijan. It’s almost like an unwritten role. The taste and flavor of this cookie is unique in the world. It’s like your own granny made them for you! This yum yum  is baked in Lahijan city.

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