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.

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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.
Aromatic Festival of Damask Roses in Iran
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Aromatic Festival of Damask Roses in Iran

Rose water extract is present in many aspects of Iranian life. It is commonly used in different kinds of food.
Aromatic Festival of Damask Roses in Iran
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Date Harvest Festival in Iran–When The Heat Brings us Heavenly Gift

Every year around the month of September, when dates are ripe and ready, a week long harvest festival takes place at Arg-e Jadid in Bam.
Food Festival In Ardabil – A Tasty Event
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Food Festival In Ardabil - A Tasty Event

The Aash Festival is accompanied by other cultural representations, such as handicrafts, folklore plays, comedy shows, and music.
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Welcome to Chabahar port

Chabahar is a region located in south-east of Sistan-Baluchestan province, in the boundary of Makran Sea and Indian Ocean.
The Grapes Festival in Iran
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Taste Of Grapes In Urmia

The Grapes Festival is an event of celebration. It is in fact a full program of artistic and cultural events and lasts for a whole week.
Bonab kebab
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What Could Be Better Than A Kebab Festival?

Bonab Kebab festival represents the Bonab Kebab and its traditional preparation method which is inscribed as a national intangible cultural heritage.
Foods Other Than Kebab Should You Try While in Iran
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Seven Persian foods that are much tastier than kebab

Iranian cuisine is more than just kebabs, There are certain traditional, delicious Iranian dishes that you must try whilst travelling around Iran.
Qasr-e Bahram Caravanserai
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Qasr-e Bahram Caravanserai: A Great Destination for a Special Desert Trip

Qasr-e Bahram Caravanserai is a wonderful destination for observing millions of stars in the clear night sky of the desert.
Historical Village of Abyaneh
Historical City of Seimareh
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Historical City of Seimareh

Seimareh is the largest archeological sites of western part of Iran and is one of the most unique ancient cities of the country.