Iranian Foods: Travel Guide To Iran

From the earliest times Persians have been known for their hospitality, whether that of the tribesman offering rest and refreshment to a weary traveler, or that of the urbane city dweller offering a sumptuous repast to his guests.

Tradition requires that guests or visitors be served only the finest food available, and always in the most bountiful manner possible. Accounts of early travelers to Iran indicate that the dishes served have not changed appreciably over the centuries.

An overview of Iranian food, from main dishes like kebabs and khoresht to desserts and street food. Here are posts related to the Iranian foods you must try when you’re visiting Iran.

Family Homestay In IranSURFIRAN
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Why you should stay at a family homestay during your trip to Iran?

Homestays and hotels: the different types of accommodation in Iran? In this article, discover the benefits in choosing a homestay rather than a hotel, and how to book your stay at a traditional homestay in Iran.
Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night
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Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night

Yalda night or Shab-e Cheleh is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran which marks the longest night of the year.
Christmas in Iran – How Iranian Celebrate Christmas Eve
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Christmas in Iran – How Iranian Celebrate Christmas Eve

Christmas in Iran is celebrated by the Christian community of Iran. Most of Christians are Iranian Armenians who celebrate Christmas in Iran.
Bandar Abbas Fish Market in Southern Iran
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Bandar Abbas Fish Market in Southern Iran

The fish market in Bandar Abas Indeed, is one of the best places to south of Iran. This daily market is held in a very large space. The lively activities of the fishmongers, fish and shrimp cleaners with all kinds of fishes in the baskets or on the mats to sell, is because of the diversityAbundance of fishes in the Persian gulf sea.
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Haji Firuz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

Haji Firuz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring, together with his companion Amu Nowruz, to mark the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.
Skiing in Dizin. The largest in the Middle EastSURFIRAN
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What it’s like to ski at the biggest resort in the Middle East

Dizin Ski Resort is the largest resort in the Middle East and tourists are welcome to ski all season, which runs from late November to late May.
Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to Iran AgainSURFIRAN
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Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to Iran Again

After Turkey suspended flights to and from Iran and Afghanistan in late July, Turkey-Iran flights is gradually resuming.
KLM resumes flying over Iran
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KLM resumes flying over Iran

Dutch flag carrier KLM said on Thursday it had resumed flying over Iran and Iraq following an analysis of advice from both government ministries and the security services.
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Turkman Horses

For Turkmens of Iran, a horse is everything. Their cultural traditions and inherited identity are tied to these beautiful animals.
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Tulip Festival Gachsar

The Tulip festival is a ten days event in early May each year, in tulip gardens of Garmab, a village 108 Km away from Tehran.
Arabic coffee in Khuzestan
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Arabic coffee in Khuzestan

Coffee has a central role in the southern region of Iran. For centuries, coffee has been imported by cargo ships through Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, and as northern regions were adapting the habit of tea drinking, coffee stayed the most popular beverage in the south.
Tir Maah Sizdah Sho Festival
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Tir Maah Sizdah Sho Festival

A few days to the celebration, families start preparation. They clean up the house and grind wheat and rice for baking cookies.
Hazelnut Festival in Qazvin - Taste the History in a Nutshell
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Hazelnut Festival in Qazvin – Taste the History in a Nutshell

Hazelnut is an important crop in Alamut region. About 70 villages in this area grow hazelnut, most of it being exported to Europe.
The Honey Festival In Khansar - The True Taste Of Honey
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The Honey Festival In Khansar – The True Taste Of Honey

The honey festival in Khansar happens in mid-May, and lasts for a week. There are convivial events along with merchandising booths to sell honey, orchard products and handicrafts.