f you’ve ever traveled to Iran before, you probably know the major attraction other than the architectural wonders is the delicious, unique and exotic dishes served in the modern or traditional restaurants throughout the country.
Iranian varied dishes satisfy all kinds of food taste, and they’re probably the first thing that attracts attention of foreign tourists seeking authentic flavor and aroma to the food. Food diversity of every region in Iran is very impressive and often it becomes the main reason for visiting a particular region in the country.
If you’re traveling in north of Iran, you can try some popular local dishes like Mirza Ghasemi, Baghali Ghatogh, Khoresht Aloo, Kabab Torsh, Mahi Shekam Por (Stuffed Fish) etc. In contrast, if you are visiting the country’s southern regions, you are suggested to eat foods like Ghalieh Mahi (Fish Stew), Falafel, Sambooseh, etc. When traveling to central cities such as Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd, you can also taste dishes like Khoresht Mast (yogurt stew), Beryani, Gooshfil & Doogh, Kalam Polo (Cabbage rice), Gheymeh Stew, Shooli, Gheymeh Yazdi and Shirin Polo (Sweet rice).
There are many dining outlets in Iran that you can visit for eating. The types of dining options include restaurants, fast foods and cafes. Each of these dining options has its own space and offers their own special food. As an example, if you are looking for a cozy, lush and peaceful place to eat in Tehran, you are suggested to visit the restaurants located in the mountainous areas of Darband and Darakeh in the north of the city. It’s definitely a unique and unforgettable experience! Of course, one should not forget that Iranian restaurants are prohibited to serve items forbidden by Islamic law, like alcohol and pork.