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Tehran Foods: The Festival of Tastes and colors
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Tehran Foods: The Festival of Tastes and colors 

Foods are generally considered cultural expressions. By taking different cultural assumptions in, foods are shaped and identified throughout history. To state the matter differently, we get familiar with a nation, eating the food of its culture. Tehran foods are presenting an amalgam of different cultures in Iran. From north to south, and east to west, you may find all the dietary diversities in Tehran. While Iranian foods are known as truly delicious dishes liked by almost everyone, Tehran is considered as a feast of flavors, colors, and scents. Stay tuned for knowing more about Tehran best foods.

You may find numerous restaurants serving various Iranian local foods in Tehran. Apart from domestic restaurants, a large number of International eateries are accessible, which serve Italian, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, Meditation, and Mexican dishes as well. You may also find Sushi in Tehran easily!
Eating out is a favorable hobby for Iranians; therefore Tehran fast food is highly popular among people, specifically youngsters due to its lower price. Street foods are considered as a great portion of eateries, which generally include Tehran cheap food, more suitable for the young generations and students.

Tehran Famous Foods: From Chelo Kebab to Doough-e Abali

Not an easy task to pinpoint just one food as the Tehran best food. All the dishes are bestowing unique, unforgettable tastes on you. Your gustatory memory of Tehran foods will be reflecting as a rainbow of flavors.

Tehran best food: Chelo Kebab
Tehran best food: Chelo Kebab

You may have heard that Kebab is the Tehran best food. Being well-known as an original Iranian food, Kebab is a type of meet, beef, lamb or even chicken and fish (skewered, marinated and chopped) grilled over hot charcoal, normally served with Chelo (steamed Iranian rice topped with saffron rice), grilled tomato and capsicum. Different kinds of Kebab, (depended on the meat type) are Kebab Barg, Kebab Koobideh, Kebab Chenjeh or Shishlik, Kebab Torsh, Soltani, Vaziri, Ghafghazi, Bakhtiari, Joojeh Kebab and Mahi Kebab.

Lamb chops: Shishlik
Lamb chops: Shishlik

Believe it or not, there are some amazing and tasty foods in Tehran, even more delicious than Tehran famous food, Chelo Kebab! These are also daily foods people cook at home. Ghormeh-Sabzi (Persian herbs stew), Gheymeh Stew (meat, tomato paste, split peas, served with French fries), Fesenjoon Stew (meat or chicken, cooked in pomegranate paste and walnut), Aash Reshteh (Persian noodle broth with herbs, grains and dried whey), Abgoosht (meat and chickpeas, cooked in stoneware crocks), Tahchin or Tachin (rice cooked in saffron, egg yolk and yoghurt, layered with chicken or lamb) are among Tehran best foods.

Many foods you find in Tehran are even more delicious than popular Chelo Kebab. Being soft, colorful, fragrant and toothsome, they will satisfy all your senses.

Abgoosht with the sides
Abgoosht with the sides
Aash-reshteh
Aash-reshteh

Some other original foods in Tehran worth mentioning are Kaal Joosh, Eshkeneh, Valak-Polo, Dampokhtak, and Aaloo-gerdoo Stew. The most well-known Tehran seafood, cooked at home and in seafood restaurants, are made with Caspian Sea’s Mahi Sefid (white fish) or fluvial Ghezelala (often grilled or fried) which are considered as Tehran famous foods as well.

Tehran Foods, Aaloo-gerdoo Stew
Tehran Foods, Aaloo-gerdoo Stew

As mentioned above, Tehran fast food is a favorable food as well, not being cooked at home normally. Tehran best fast food is pizza, in addition to different types of burgers and Kentucky. They are also served by Tehran food delivery as well. For the record, Tehran online food delivery provides the customers with any types of foods in Tehran; from locals to internationals, from fast foods to veggie dishes found in Tehran restaurants and Cafés.

Tehran Street Foods: Iranian Style Amusement

Loving Tehran food, Streets are good options to find it, where people are hastily commuting or just strolling and obviously they need to eat. There are many booths serving various types of Tehran foods from Kebab to Aash-reshteh and even fast foods. The most popular foodie destinations, where you can find Tehran street foods are 30 Tir Street and Tehran Grand Bazaar. Being regarded as a public walk, 30 Tir Street is an old pavement where you may find many booths serving different types of Tehran foods and beverages. The street is always higgledy piggledy and definitely deserves a visit.

30 Tir Street, the Most Popular Tehran Street Food Destination
30 Tir Street, the Most Popular Tehran Street Food Destination

Tehran Cheap food: A Friendly, Easy Way to Eat

Being served free and easy, Tehran street foods do not cost much. You can have tasty meals such as Ash-reshteh, Kebabs, Del-o-Jegar (lamb liver Kebab), Iranian sandwiches like Koo-koo, Olvieh, and even not necessarily Tehran foods such as Sambooseh, Falafel (Southern foods), egg and potato morsels (Tabriz food) on a lower price. Even fast foods like pizzas, burgers, French fries, ham and sausages, sandwiches and nuggets are sold on streets. You may also find many homemade foods among Tehran street foods, specifically in Grand Bazaar of the city, where you can find various Tehran cheap foods, being sold for the shopkeepers and their customers.

Tehran Grand Bazaar, Egg and Potato Morsels Served with Doogh-e Abali
Tehran Grand Bazaar, Egg and Potato Morsels Served with Doogh-e Abali
Tehran Street Foods, Del-o-Jegar
Tehran Street Foods, Del-o-Jegar

Tehran Street foods also include corns, grilled over hot charcoal (Balal), and cooked broad beans served with vinegar and heracleum persicum (Baghali-pokhteh), cooked beetroot (Laboo), Doughnut (Pirashki) and Bamieh, which are among popular Tehran street foods and indeed, Tehran cheap foods as well.

Tehran Street Food, Baghali Pokhteh
Tehran Street Food, Baghali Pokhteh
Tehran Street Foods, Laboo
Tehran Street Foods, Laboo

Stroller cafés serving foods in Tehran have been so popular recently as well. Usually founded by young boys and girls, Tehran Van Cafes are serving hot and cold beverages with cakes, doughnuts, snacks and even sandwiches.

A Van Café Serving Coffees and Snacks
A Van Café Serving Coffees and Snacks

Tehran Beverages:

Alcohol is banned in the country, but you still can find a favorite drink in Tehran. Hot black tea has been always the most popular one; you can find almost everywhere, even in newsstands, served with sugar cubes, dates or saffron sugar crystals on a stick. Different types of cold juices, fruit cocktails, non-alcoholic malt beverages, flavored with fruits, colas, sodas, different types of coffees and teas, and Doogh-e-Abali are among the most common Tehran beverages you can find on the streets as well.
Most of the traditional foods in Tehran are normally served with Doogh. Doogh (well-known as Doogh-e Abali) is a Persian refreshing and tasty yoghurt-based drink, mixed with salt and seasoned with some aromatic herbs, found in all Tehran eateries.

Doogh-e-Abali
Doogh-e-Abali

As you may find, Tehran foods and beverages with a range of varieties are among the most popular attractions for locals and tourists. So, while being in Tehran, don’t hesitate to follow your nose and look for your everlasting gustatory memories!

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