A favorite matter of debate amongst my pals relies across the contemplating that there are specific areas in Tehran that Have to be frequented. Possessing frequented these sites is nearly like a badge of honour.
For someday now I’ve tried to compile a listing of these areas rather than astonishingly located that it’s a rather significant record. So here is a listing of 19 locations which for a person explanation or An additional depict the quintessential Tehran eating knowledge. I stopped at 19 because I am confident that there are quite a few strategies for variety twenty! The listing is in alphabetical order:
one. Akbar Mashti
The origin and source of Iran’s nationwide ice product is subject to fantastic discussion. The saffron and rose water flavoured ice product was initial served in Rey Street (southern Tehran) in a store which is still functioning. But the actual Akbar Mashti can be found on Shahrdari Street amongst Tajrish and Ghods Squares. And it’s certainly a real original.
two. Bahar Kebab
At the end of Bahar Street just before the intersection with Bahar e Shiraz street is arguably one of Tehran’s greatest resources of minced (Koubideh) kebab. Its not fairly but the combination of the hot kebab and the refreshing bread out from the clay oven tends to make for just a tasty food.
three. Café Naderi
As among Tehran’s most legendary cafe/café’s, Café Naderi is revered for its “Chateaubriand” steak not to mention its array of coffees. Once famed for currently being the dangle out of Tehran’s literati, Café Naderi, that’s situated on Jomhuri Road close to the Ferdowsi intersection, has become more utilized to serving visitors and diplomats.
4. Estakhr Vanak
This easy and efficient cafe is well known for its spring chicken kebab. There will not appear to be nearly anything sophisticated over it, but by some means they control to create much better hen kebab than anywhere else in Tehran.
five. Feraidoon Sandwich
This well known sandwich shop is often referred by an exceedingly unflattering identify (which shall remain unused listed here). They serve a normal set of heat and chilly sandwiches like rooster, steak and tongue. It is especially well known for its substantial Minimize fries which might be wonderful. The shop is located at the bottom of Eshgyar Avenue (aka Niloufar) near Khoramshahr Avenue and it is promptly recognizable from its old signboard.
six. Dizisara (Iranshahr)
Thought by A lot of people being the most beneficial area in Tehran for the traditional abgoosht (stewed meat), this cafe is a spot where by individuals from all walks of existence arrive jointly to get a hearty food in traditional options. The support is at ligtht velocity so as to tackle the continual queue of consumers exterior. A specifically charming location to visit for non Iranians. Dizisara is situated in Azarshahr Avenue amongst Iranshahr Avenue and Gharani Avenue.
seven. Dizi in Takhti Square
Not a soul is very positive what this put is called and not one person bothers to talk to. All You need to say is “Dizi in Takhti square” and it gets to be crystal clear. This cafe operates for just a few hours during lunch. In advance of lunch the dizi is still cooking and by all around 2.00pm They may be marketed out. The desire is large so You should go early. The precise spot is on Vatani Avenue below a huge car seller.
eight. Joseph Sandwiches
The tiny kitchen area With this small store (situated on the same street as Feraidoon) manages to serve out a shockingly huge variety of sandwiches in in the future. The Olivier Salad sandwich is one of my favourites in Tehran, nevertheless Joseph is usually pretty famed for its chilly cuts sandwiches. Will not be amazed Should the dude ahead of you while in the queue orders thirty sandwiches. These are standard Joseph shoppers.
This is a very compact restaurant, although You would not understand it from the amount of individuals crammed inside of. Khoshbin, that is located on Saadi Avenue just past Manoochehri Road, is often often called Hassan Rashti. On my many visits I never ever achieved Hassan and don’t actually know if he exists in any way, however the authenticity of your Rashti food items is beyond question. Attempt the salty fish eggs and walnut for starter and after that purchase every little thing else around the menu. Its that fantastic.
A lot of the foods on this record are fairly unhealthy rather than for everybody’s taste. Khosravi serves an Iranian adaptation in the deep fried Russian Pirozhki and delivers them with various stuffings for instance sweet product, potato and meat. It is located on Jomhuri Road just ahead of the Hafez intersection. If you go there have a taxi because in addition to beating the visitors you’ll be wanting to wander off These delicious calories.
eleven. Moby Dick
Many of us have heard about the wonderful feasts our mom and dad eaten in Moby Dick which currently is catering to the masses within a “self provider” structure. The technique is sort of a college food stuff corridor. You get and tray and wander together a lengthy buffet inserting your get with the servers behind the counter. The selections include things like a substantial assortment of freshly cooked Iranian and Intercontinental dishes at realistic costs. Many people go there for your well known Moby Dick Chelo Kebab. The restaurant is found on Gharani Street.
As just one of numerous eating places in Grand Bazaar, Moslem is located in the sq. at the doorway from the Bazaar. No sooner is your foot established Within the door and you simply are shepherded upstairs into a line, you grab a tray, you Obtain your drink, you get your sides and also you purchase your food which is handed to you within just minutes.
thirteen. Nayeb (Vozara)
Amongst the meals fans of Tehran its almost a sin not to possess frequented the old Nayeb in Vozara Avenue and when you style the fillet kebab (Barg) you can understand why this department of Nayeb has these types of a robust pursuing.
fourteen. Reza Loghme
Its astonishing how A lot of people who know of Reza Loghme, have not really tried using it. This little sandwich shop only serves a single most important product referred to as Loghme and that is fried minced meat wrapped in slim Lavash flatbread. Its among The most affordable foods in city and this is probably mirrored in the standard of the meat. Though the flavor of the juicy meat draws so Many individuals to your thirtieth of Tir street that it is a true struggle to position your order.
Named after the herb which accompanies all of its dishes, Reyhoon gives a number of kebabs that is only served with fresh new baked bread. While prices usually are not low, almost every merchandise about the menu is completely cooked. Begin with the minced kebab and after that work your way down the menu.
Many people are usually not accustomed to Sahand even though it’s got a really potent reputation for serving one of the best Chelo Kebabs in town. Their menu is harking back to eating places in Tabriz and contains some exciting choices of chicken or lamb kebabs. Uniquely Additionally they bake their own mini sized Sangak bread. Sahand is situated on North Mofateh Street before the Motahari intersection.
17. Seyed Mehdi
This midnight hangout is famed for three items, traditional ice product, scorching broth and leading to gridlock traffic along Vali Asr Avenue. Seyed Mehdi is really two retailers subsequent to one another, a single serving ice creams and Faloudeh (iced noodles), another shop serves warm broth (Aash) and wheat porridge (Haleem). They shut just just after midnight and open only 4 hours later on. You can find Seyed Mehdi as you head south from Tajrish Square along Vali Asr Avenue.
This restaurant is centered on lamb chops. Not surprisingly they serve a variety of kebabs, but Just about Everyone goes there for his or her well known lamb chops, marinated and grilled in the normal Shandiz/Mashad way. There are not many locations serving meat of the high quality in Tehran. I’ve Individually seen another person consume 3.5 skewers (that’s eighteen lamb chops) in one sitting.
Stepping into Yeganeh is like stepping back in time as they are serving exactly the same type of sandwiches which were well known throughout our childhood times. No matter whether you would like Brain sandwich or warm Bandari sausage, you can make certain that its gonna be major, oily and uniquely delectable.