Qazvin has plenty of delicious special sweets. Strolling in the bazaar of Qazvin, you can find a number of pastry shops selling all sorts of local cakes, breads, and sweets. Some of these famous sweets are Nān-e Chai, Nān-e Berenji, Baklava, Nān-e Qandi, Pāderāzi, and Nān-e Nazok.
Pāderāzi, which literally means “long leg”, is a tasty sweet made of rice flour, eggs, saffron, milk, ginger powder, and sesame. Paderazi is usually made without much sugar, thus making it a favorite for many locals and travelers.
Qazvin has its own Baklava. This famous multi-layered pastry comes in three main variations, known as Pich, Lozineh, and Parchami. Baklava has layers of filo, chopped nuts, and syrup (sometimes honey is used instead of syrup). Qazvini Baklava is so important for the city that some cafes and restaurants, including Negarossaltaneh, make their own special Baklava.
Most sweets of Qazvin don’t have any sort of moisture and are dry. If you are planning on buying some sweets as souvenirs, they are a great choice as most of them don’t need to be kept in special conditions.