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FAQs

What is the best restaurant in Iran?
Each city has its own range of popular local restaurants. The capital of Iran, Tehran, has some of the best and most diverse range of restaurants in the country. Check out the top restaurants of Tehran and Isfahan.
What do you eat with Persian bread?
Bread is one of the staples of Iranian meals. Iranians have a variety of flat bread, which is used to make sandwich rolls and ripped to make small bites. Dishes such as Kotlet (potato patty), Dizi (lamb stew), Kuku (herb frittata), kabobs and various other meals such as breakfast are eaten with bread.
What are the best local restaurants in Iran?
If you want to find the best local restaurant in each city, try asking some of the locals. Iranians are friendly and are more than happy to point you in the right direction. Sources such as Google Maps and TripAdvisor are also very helpful for inspiration.
Is Iran vegetarian friendly?
Iranians often eat a lot of veggies, fruits and nuts at home but you won’t find many vegetarian friendly options in restaurants except for Kashk o Bademjan (eggplant & whey) or Mirza Ghasemi (eggplant, egg & garlic). You can also find Falalfel & Samboosa at sandwich shops. Your best bet is to connect with a local and eat with them in their house, which is very common.
What should I eat in Iran and where should I eat it?
You should eat Beryani (lamb patty) and Gaz (pistachio nugget) in Isfahan, Koofte Tabrizi (giant meatball) in Tabriz, and Faloode (iced noodles) in Shiraz.