Places to Eat Iranian Food and Drinks
If you ask tourists who have been to Iran to inform you about the characteristics of this country, most of them are satisfied with Iranian food and praise the taste of all kinds of it. Kebabs, Chicken, Pilaf, Ash, fast foods, etc. serve in different places. Iranians have a good appetite for food and drinks, and every city has delicious food. What can be more interesting than having many choices in selecting the food and the places to eat?
We are trying to share everything about the places where you can taste Iranian foods and drinks. Now join us.
Teahouses and Coffee Shops
The coffee house, teahouse, café, or coffee shop are similar places where drinks and light meals have served. Many coffee houses in the Middle East or the neighborhoods of the Middle East in Western countries also serve hookah. Culturally, these places are centers of social interactions that provide their patrons with a place to gather, talk, read, write, entertain each other, and spend time.
If you see a long queue across a shop in the early morning or evening in Iran, it is most likely an Aush shop. It is one of the authentic Iranian foods cooked almost all over the country. Aush Reshteh, Aush Shole Qalamkar, Aush Sabzi, and Aush Mast are some types of it. In a sentence, Aush is something juicy, like a thick soup that contains vegetables, legumes, and even meat. Ash consider a nutritious food, especially for autumn and winter and when the weather gets cold. Iranians believe that Aush has the property of preventing some diseases (by strengthening the body) and helping to treat more quickly for colds, flu, and like these illnesses.
In some Aush shops, you can buy Halva, a famous Iranian sweet. There are different types of Halva, and depending on its type, sometimes it can be used as a sweet, sometimes as a dessert, or in some cases, it is used in cooking another food or dessert.
Kale Pazi Store
Kale Pache (Body Organs of Sheep) is a strange traditional fatty Iranian dish. These delicious dishes have many fans. This high-calorie and energy-rich food usually is eaten as a breakfast meal. For Kale Pache cooking, the head, hands, feet, and internal sheep organs, including the ears, tongue, brain, eyes, and rumen. It takes a long time to cook to become well-done. The places that serve this food are called Kalepazi. Some people eat its broth with bread. You would better eat a lot of lemon juice at the end of your meal to keep your body healthy.
Samosa and Falafel Stall
As much as it is enjoyable to eat Chateaubriand steak in a luxury restaurant, for many people, eating a Samosa with spicy tomato sauce and a cool soft drink is memorable and lovely. Samosa and Falafel are more economical than other home and restaurant foods. You don’t have to wait a lot to get your order. It is considered an advantage.
Falafel and Samosa are from the south of Iran. They are simple, easy to prepare, and considered Vegan food. Falafel is a kind of Sandwich with ground peas as the main ingredient. Samosa is mashed potatoes with spices and fragrant vegetables wrapped inside a triangular piece of bread and fried in oil.
In the Jegaraki stall, the heart, liver, and white sheep’s liver are grilled in an oven or brazier, usually burning coal, and offered to customers with bread, grilled tomato, fresh vegetables, and yogurt. The name Jegaraki, by extension, also refers to the owner of this place. The unit for counting and determining the price of the food eaten by the customers is Sikh (Skewer), and each part of the sheep body has a specific price. The liver is more desirable because it is tastier. It is noteworthy that Samosa, Falafel, and Jegar sell in specific shops such as Samosa and Falafel Shops and Jegaraki shops.
Food stalls are places you can buy delicious foods like Falafel, Samosa, and grilled sheep liver and heart with soft drinks.
It is a place that specializes in serving traditional Iranian watery food called Dizi (Broth). Dizi is usually prepared and served in clay and glazed dishes, known as Stone Dizi. Sheep meat and tail fat, tomatoes (or tomato paste), onion, potato, and legumes such as peas and beans exist in cooking broth. It could eat in two stages. First, the juice is mixed with bread pieces and eaten (Terit). You can pound the rest of the ingredients or not, then eat with bread, onions, and seasonings such as pickles and vegetables.
Fast foods are quick-cooking foods prepared in a short time. Fast foods have an attractive menu with a wide range of delicious foods. All kinds of sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken, French fries, corn dogs, etc., are among the most common fast foods. As fast foods have become the world’s most popular and consumed food, you can find at least more than two fast food shops on every street in Iran. The owners began to compete with each other. They offered more delicious and varied food daily to keep their customers satisfied.
Pizza is a popular food all around the world. There are shops in Iran that only sell Pizza. Iranian create different types of pizzas with different tastes and titles like pizza Margarita, Special, Mix, Pepperoni, Steak, Meat and Mushroom, Chicken, Vegetable, etc.
Traditional restaurants have a completely different atmosphere from other restaurants. Everything should go hand in hand to create a different environment. The design and decoration are local and traditional, and the foods are compatible with the folklore culture of the region and reminiscent of the past served there. Even the kind of music played in the restaurant is traditional. On the menu of these restaurants, you can find Rice (the base of all Iranian dishes), different types of Kebabs, Stews, Kashk Bademjan ( eggplant and Curd ), and Kookoo (an Iranian vegetarian dish made with fresh whipped eggs mixed with fresh vegetables or mashed potatoes ).
Every luxury hotel in Iran has a restaurant that serves guests by offering the best international and traditional cuisine. Furthermore, many luxury restaurants in different cities of Iran have various types of food, including fast foods and traditional and international foods, according to the taste of dear guests.